Can you hear me now? Tales from a Cisco voice instructor:

June, 2012

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June 30, 2012  9:16 PM

Move Over Visio



Posted by: Dave Bateman

Recently I blogged about a service called bubbl.us, which allows you to create quick and simple mind maps. This service is also useful if you just want to create simple charts and have no interest in mind mapping. I didn't mention this because when I need to create a chart, I typically use a...

June 29, 2012  7:50 PM

Remote Control PC from iPad – No App Needed



Posted by: Dave Bateman

One of the things that I often use my iPad for is to remote into my PC. I do this quite often and not just when I am traveling. Some would say I am lazy since I won't get up and walk into the other room. I call it being efficient. Currently, my favorite app for remote access is Slpashtop. It is...


June 28, 2012  7:33 PM

Mind Mapping for the Rest of Us



Posted by: Dave Bateman

I am hearing more and more about mind mapping lately. It seems to be all the rage nowadays. If you aren't familiar with the concept of Mind Maps, here is how it is define on Wikipedia: "A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items related to a central...


June 27, 2012  7:31 AM

Routing Protocols Quick Reference



Posted by: Dave Bateman
CCNA, CCNP

As an instructor, I am always looking for material that my students may find interesting. Today I stumbled across a neat little document that the folks over at Packetlife created. It provides a lot of information in a rather...


June 26, 2012  6:52 PM

My Wireless is Faster Than Your Wireless



Posted by: Dave Bateman

I remember when everyone was excited about getting the "new" 802.11g routers for home. They were so fast! We were suppose to get 54 Mbit/s and it was still compatible with 802.11b. We were flying. Soon, (around 6 years later), we decided we needed even more speed and 802.11n showed...


June 25, 2012  6:24 PM

200 GB of Free Cloud Storage



Posted by: Dave Bateman

If you have signed up for any online storage service like Dropbox or Box, you know that you typically  get about two to five GB of free storage and after that you have to start paying for it. It seems that more and more services are appearing and each is trying to grab your attention by offering ...


June 24, 2012  6:17 PM

A Better CAPTCHA



Posted by: Dave Bateman

We have all been there. You are trying to signup for a new web service and are presented with one on those annoying CAPTCHAs. There you sit trying to figure out what letters hide behind those squiggly lines. After minutes of concentration you take your best guess and are presented with a failure...


June 23, 2012  9:19 PM

923 Bit Encryption Cracked



Posted by: Dave Bateman
encryption, Security

I bet you feel pretty safe with your 64 bit or even your 256 bit encryption key. Your data is safe and no one will ever get to it. You might not want to get too comfortable. Recently, Fujitsu researchers cracked a 923 bit encryption key. That is 278 digits.  They didn't do it overnight or alone,...


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