June 5, 2015

Friday Fun Blog: Coly Edition

(Editor’s Note: Due to his INCESSANT requests, our mascot—Coly—has asked to take over the Friday Fun Blog. We let him, only because otherwise he’s sitting around the office throwing pencils into the ceiling, and honestly, that’s not a lawsuit we […]
October 21, 2014

C.R.E.A.M.: The Internet, Telecoms, and Greed

In 1993, hip-hop group the Wu-Tang Clan released the song C.R.E.A.M., an acronym for Cash Rules Everything Around Me. How does the Wu-Tang Clan and their song about greed relate to the Internet? Clearly, you’ve never met the major telecom […]
October 7, 2014

China’s Cyber War

We talk a lot about cyberattacks, hacking threats and security breaches, and it’s all gathered under the banner of “cyber warfare”. But what is happening in China—Hong Kong, specifically– is literal cyber war. Waging a War Online For those unfamiliar, […]
September 10, 2014

‘Internet Slowdown Day’ Invokes Spinning Wheel of Frustration

The ubiquitous spinning wheel: the symbol of your computer slowing down, websites taking forever to load, and just general slowness. It’s the bane of existence of everyone that’s ever used a computer. Today is Internet Slowdown day and the symbol […]
September 4, 2014

Big Data, Big Hits: The NFL’s New Tech

The NFL season is upon us—tonight, the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks take to the gridiron and face off against the Green Bay Packers in the NFL’s first game of the 2014 season. The action on the field will be […]
July 16, 2014

California’s Six-State Split Makes it to Ballot, Still a Dumb Idea

This guy thinks he can run a state government… The folks who inhabit Silicon Valley think they can fix everything. Even government. Yes, the same people that brought us Snapchat and other meaningless tools to curb boredom think that they […]
June 23, 2014

Arrogant OpenWireless Fails to Understand the Internet

This is why we can’t have nice things… Everyone loves free Wi-Fi, and that’s a fact; scientists have studied it, and 99% of people agree that free Wi-Fi is more of a necessity than food or breathing. The only downside […]
May 21, 2014

Chattanooga, TN Laughs at ISPs with Their Own Fiber Network

Chattanooga, TN–home of people telling major ISPs to kiss off… With the looming merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and the threat of the end of net neutrality by the FCC, things are looking bleak for the Internet in […]
April 16, 2014

CERN and Red Hat: A Match Made in Particle Smashing Heaven

Red Hat, the leaders in powering the projects that smash particles together… A lot of times we talk about mission-critical operations that data centers have to take care of.  The operating system that operates those mission-critical applications needs to be […]
CERN and Red Hat: A Match Made in Particle Smashing Heaven
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