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

July, 2012


July 31, 2012  9:10 PM Now Open

Posted by: Dave Bateman

If you want an email address and you have want to get the one of your choice, you had better hurry. Today Microsoft launched as their new email service of choice. Hotmail has been around for a long time and, with over 300 million users, it has proved to be popular but never...

July 31, 2012  2:44 PM

Yahoo Email Down?

Posted by: Dave Bateman

If you are still using Yahoo email, you may not be able to access it right now. A number of people are claiming they are having trouble logging in today.  It seems that a major update was done to the system in order to bring it up to date. When users login, they see a message that states, "Yahoo...

July 30, 2012  6:26 PM

Minority Report Interface is Real

Posted by: Dave Bateman

I remember watching Tom Cruise flip through the computer screen in Minority Report by simply waving his hands around in the air. I remember thinking ,"I want that!" Well, thanks to a company called Leap Motion, that dream may become a reality sooner than I thought. They have created a device...

July 29, 2012  4:06 PM

Your VPN May No Longer Be Private

Posted by: Dave Bateman

If you use a VPN, a man named Moxie Marlinspike may have just ruined your day. He has create a piece of software that  allows your VPN traffic to be intercepted and decrypted. He announced his new product, which he calls CloudCracker, at the Def Con Hacking conference in Las Vegas this past...

July 27, 2012  7:48 PM

How Fast is Fast Enough?

Posted by: Dave Bateman

I remember when I upgraded my 300 baud modem to a 1200 baud modem. I was flying. I couldn't believe how much faster it was. Then came the 2400, 9600 and then what I knew would be the faster modem ever, the 56K. Wow, how wrong I was. It's all about speed nowadays. Some people even take the speed of...

July 26, 2012  2:52 PM

Online Diagram Creation

Posted by: Dave Bateman

As an instructor, I am always on the lookout for tools that can assist me in the classroom. With the virtual classroom becoming so popular, I find that some of the tools I use in the traditional classroom don't work so well in that environment. One of the tools I use the most when teaching a...

July 20, 2012  9:34 AM

1 Million Year MTBF Hard Disk

Posted by: Dave Bateman

What's the longest that a hard drive ever lasted for you? I will admit that I have been pretty lucky. Most of my hard drives ran out of usefulness before they ran out of life, but that is no more the norm. I trust hard drives to last a couple of years. I guess I really should say I expect hard...

July 19, 2012  8:34 AM

Too Many Email Devices – Solution

Posted by: Dave Bateman

Of all the technologies that have changed the way we do business over the last 20 years, I think email has made one of the greatest impacts. We no longer have to wait days to receive a document in the mail. We just click a button and it appears in our inbox. Of course, with every great advance...


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