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NAB Radio Show Session

August 29, 2017 at 12:00 PM    

If you are going to the 2017 NAB Radio show in Austin, please come and see the session that I've put together with some help from my Vipology co-horts, "Unlock Higher Ratings and Revenue Through Data".

I'm really glad to have been engaged by the NAB to help them with content again this year. So that I don't have to talk for 45 minutes - and you don't want to hear it all from me anyway - we've assembled a panel of high-level experts when it comes to the impact that technology has had on research and media buying.

The session is Thursday, September 7th on the Innovation Stage. More info here:


Screenshots In KDE Plasma

October 27, 2016 at 07:30 PM    

I have been an avid user of the KDE Desktop for over 12 years. Some things about the new Plasma desktop are not immediately obvious.

Overall the new Plasma desktop is fantastic. In some cases, the usual tools are missing. KSnapshot, the screen shot utility, is one of those tools. There are a few different projects that I checked out as a replacement, but I landed on using Spectacle - While I think this is getting rolled into Plasma eventually, for now you may have to install it separately. Most distros have a community package available.


The Encryption Debate

March 14, 2016 at 02:07 PM    

This clip from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is a really great overview of the pros and cons of the encryption debate. Hilarious too!

Link: The Encryption Debate

Elevator Logic

January 12, 2016 at 10:50 PM    

Whenever I am in a building with multiple elevators, I ponder the logic and programming behind how the elevators respond to calls and if it is optimal or not. This simulator is a great way to geek out on this for simulated, at least

Link: Elevator Logic

BBC Digital Media Distribution: How we improved throughput by 4x

December 17, 2015 at 02:31 PM    

This doesn't surprise me, I've often wondered why Varnish is so popular when there are better and sometimes even easier solutions out there.

Link: BBC Digital Media Distribution: How we improved throughput by 4x

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