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Protect IP & SOPA: Bad Idea!

Protect IP & SOPA: Bad Idea!

How many people (especially in Congress) expected this ground swell against SOPA & PIPA?? They wanted to subdue the Internet and its users…all they did was make them angry.  Not wise to mess with the Internet collective. Did they not learn from how many recent dictators deposed due in some part to the communication vehicle of the Internet and social media? Check out the twitter feed on SOPA. A little more background on SOPA / PIPA, and Please let Congress know how you feel!

Is it just me or is Twitter down??

Is it just me or is Twitter down??

I am not a huge twitter user, but I find it interesting that when online services go down, I have an adverse reaction to the disruption. What?? Why does XYZ not work!?! Our lives have become very intertwined with technology, and if you want to be cruel, all you need to do is go and hide someone’s smart phone for a day to see their withdrawal symptoms. I am sure it will be back up before I post this, but all…

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A Digital Trail

A Digital Trail

You walk along a sandy beach and turn around to see your foot steps in the sand. This image is so powerful that it has been used by religions and sages throughout the ages. Think about the trail that was left in the sand and how apt that metaphor is for our digital lives. Everywhere we go and everything we do in the digital world leaves a trail as clear as those footsteps in the sand for those with the…

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Amazon EC2 Playground

Amazon EC2 Playground

Hey Amazon! Thanks for allowing us to play with the EC2 Micro Site for Free! I am having fun time playing with it. I am amazed how bad my Linux skills have gotten, but at least I have a new server to play with and learn more about. I think I am going to move this blog to the Amazon EC2 cloud, so I can learn more about it in the real world. For those looking to do it, I…

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