Traffic: What the Heck Do I Want?

Derek Edwards found my ancient post Packets beat Circuits and wrote this response. I replied in his comment stream, but decided to duplicate my comment here on my own blog. … [Read more...]

Taking More Photographs

I was catching up on Lance's blog this morning, and saw his New Year's resolution to "to take and share a picture every day." Good advice. Now that we're all carrying cellphones with better cameras than our point-and-shoots of only a few years ago, there's no excuse to not take more photographs. … [Read more...]

The Green Thing

Received in email, and too good not to post here in its entirety... Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days." … [Read more...]

New Bike Racks at Technology Square

The existing bike racks down by Moe's are going to be moved up to the area surrounding the TSRB doorway. Total bike parking will expand from 28 to 42 spaces (hooray!). Construction started on Friday. … [Read more...]

How Not to Design a Home Page

I don't envy the print publications. First Web browsers, now iPads... new technology is destabilizing the very underpinnings of their business models. But some are adapting better than others. Here's a good way not to design a home page, from my friends at the Atlanta Business Chronicle. (Who, by the way, do a bang-up job of reporting the … [Read more...]

M2M and the Internet of Things

Last Tuesday, September 20th, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and Numerex invited me to address the Second International M2M Standardization Meeting as the keynote speaker for their dinner at the Carter Center. I didn't know anything about M2M, but that's never stopped me from speaking before! So I started doing a little … [Read more...]

More from “the Clough”

A few panoramas taken with my iPhone. Click any of the images to embiggen. And, for those of you who don't know Wayne Clough, he pronounces his name "Cluff"... There is actually green space at the center of Georgia Tech's campus! This is taken from the rooftop garden of the Clough building. More green space. The roads don't go here, … [Read more...]

Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons

Walking through the new undergraduate classroom building at Georgia Tech. The Grand Staircase Skiles Walkway Connected to the Library … [Read more...]

Keynote Conundrum

I'm preparing a presentation which consists almost exclusively of photographs with captions... no videos, no animations, very little text, simple transitions. I'm using Keynote '09 version 5.1 on the Mac as a glorified 35mm slide carousel. The file is 188 MEGAbytes. Which is absurd. There are 70 slides. I manually shrunk all the source … [Read more...]

My Talks at Dragon*Con 2011

Once again, I'm honored to have been asked to speak in the Space and Science tracks at Dragon*Con. Dragon takes over downtown Atlanta during Labor Day weekend. It's enormous. All the public reports of attendance are wrong... they admit to "40,000+" but that's low-balled to avoid fire code problems. But for those of you who don't know, there … [Read more...]