Politico ran a story on the personal cell phone belonging to White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly. It turns out that it was hacked sometime in December of 2016. He’d been using and fiddling with it up until September 2017, when he finally gave it to staffers to figure out why he couldn’t get […]
This is an “off-color” comic that any engineer or technician is familiar with. This was popular back in the 80’s and is still funny today. I remember seeing a variant of this circulating around DSTE (Digital Subscriber Terminal Equipment) and Crypto maintenance techs back in my old Air Force days. Alas, many a unit could […]
I got a chuckle out of this comic found on Google IT. This should be titled: How not to pick up girls!
From Google’s IT Forum:
I am very happy that the Adobe Flash Player is finally getting killed off. It is the single most bug-ridden program that has ever existed on this planet. Even worse is that many people think that anything-Abobe is Open Source when, in fact, it is anything but. Nowadays, most websites have converted Flash content to […]
This always brings a smile to my face: ENTHUSIASM Your idea has sparked into a full-fledged project. Woo Hoo! DISILLUSIONMENT Other organizations want their issues addressed by your project. There’s countless meetings. Well, it started out as a simple idea. Bummer. PANIC Bad scheduling, lack of resources, and incomplete follow-through occurs, and massive resources have […]
Having some fun with Visio and some Talking Heads. Enjoy!
So it came to pass, back in my old Timeplex days, that I was conducting an evaluation of the new Quad Synchronous Port (QSP) modules. In the Link family of multiplexers, it was the first use of ASICs (Applicaton Specific Integrated Circuits), so DIP switches and FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) were eliminated. The product […]
On the whimsical side, here’s a fantastic graphic illustrating the 10 greatest unsolved mysteries of all time!
Sometimes LinkedIn pesters you to do things. I wrote a recommendation to a great guy I knew from my old Timeplex days, Thaddeus B. Here’s a good story that shows Thad’s character. I had moved to Clearwater, FL from D.C. and in 1991, needed access to S/W Engineering’s system to download PAL code. I sent […]