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June 30, 2012  8:55 PM

Project Glass from Google



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Google

Hi all, With how much we interact with the Internet in a given day, it isn’t a surprise that tech giants are coming up with ways to make it – yes – even easier to access information. In April, Google announced Project Glass, a pair of Internet-connected glasses. Then this week they...

June 30, 2012  7:43 PM

How to Prefer Wired Connections on Windows 7



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, A friend recently was very frustrated about wired/wireless options on her laptop. She has a hard network connection at her home office, but also uses the laptop elsewhere in the house. What she was doing was just using wireless wherever she was (including her desk) and never plugging in....


June 30, 2012  3:06 PM

Tablet Competition



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, in the last few weeks there have been announcements by Microsoft and Google that they are making their own versions of tablets. This creates a situation of confusion for consumers because the average person doesn’t have the time to sort through all of the pros and cons to know which...


June 30, 2012  2:09 PM

Internet Explained



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, my friends and family ask me what I do for a job from time to time. It is hard to explain because there really isn’t a single analogy that explains it. Below is a link to a video that lays out the Internet, routing and webpages in a really basic sense. It might be just the information...


June 28, 2012  11:58 PM

Future of TACACS



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco Live

Hi all, central authentication is key for any distributed network. If you have more than 8 or 12 network devices like switches, routers firewalls or similar you will want to have a way to control logins in a centralized manner. Cisco TACACS has been the core method for a lot of Cisco centric...


June 28, 2012  7:22 PM

Cisco Virtual Router for Training



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, if you have studied for any certification you know the value of having some hands on experience with any product that you are working on. The benefits of sometime at the keyboard is pretty high. For most products virtualization was a huge benefit allowing you to setup reasonably large labs...


June 23, 2012  10:01 PM

HP ComWare CLI Guide



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Cisco, ComWare, HP, Procur

Hi all, HPs acquisition of 3Com’s ComWare based product line has the market trying to adjust to the reintroduction of the player that left the North American field a while ago. With it is reintroduction is a reintroduction of the command structure. In order to ease the transition for IT...


June 23, 2012  9:52 PM

UltraBooks of Today



Posted by: Joshua Wood
HP, MacBook, Toshiba, ultrabook

Hi all, the MacBook Air is small, light and has a nice battery life. It is a solid machine if you can work in a Mac based world. But what about the PC equivalent. UltraBooks are the answer to that question and they are impressive. According to the Top Ten Reviews website there are at least 2...


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