August, 2012


August 31, 2012  9:24 PM

CCIE FlashCards – Pre-Madec

Posted by: Joshua Wood

Hi all, The CCIE certification isn’t straightforward. There are many many small details that you have to memorize that you didn’t even know were important. Previously I had blogged about a tool for your iPhone (link below) that will allow you to create flashcards of your own. That tool is...

August 29, 2012  9:26 PM

Obama and Reddit

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, Social media is big in the current age of the Internet. It is a very direct way for people that don’t directly deal with the people lives that they have great influence in. The president of the United States recently did a AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit (link below). Despite that...

August 29, 2012  9:02 PM

CCIE Study Tools

Posted by: Joshua Wood

Hi all, The CCIE study program is more like a marathon than a sprint. I know of a precious few people that were able to get the CCIE in less than 4 months. The typical timeline for completion is between 8 and 12 months. How long does it take? How many hours of study a week and what resources...

August 24, 2012  2:40 AM

Infographic Shows Apple’s Worth

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Apple, ipad, iphone, iPod, MacBook

Hi all, In the past 10 years, Apple’s stock increased by more than 8000 percent. Today they are the most valuable company in history. It seems everyone has an Apple something… whether it’s a computer, an iPad, iPod or iPhone. At least one of those, and often more. While it remains...

August 20, 2012  10:27 AM

SD Card Classes

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, It’s incredible how many different SD, SDHC, SDXC (and so on!) cards there are. And all the different classes… how do you know you will get the one with the speed that you need? The SD Association (yes, there is one) developed standards for classes to guarantee minimum speed...

August 15, 2012  9:03 AM

5 Tech Quotes… to Make You Laugh

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows, Quotes

Hi all, A new feature for the 15th of every month… 5 tech quotes on varying topics. Here’s the first batch. Quotes that will make you laugh. 1. If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into committees. That'll do them in. – Unknown 2. If Bill Gates had a dime for every...

August 14, 2012  8:35 AM

Will rebranding Hotmail as Outlook bring users back?

Posted by: Joshua Wood
Email, Hotmail, Microsoft

Hi all, In what is hailed as a smart move for Microsoft, they have rebranded Hotmail as Outlook. It’s true, Outlook is well known and well liked and Hotmail is, well, let’s just say if I was still an active Hotmail user, I would quite possibly be laughed at or told to get with the times. ...

August 12, 2012  8:17 PM

Pay with Square at Starbucks

Posted by: Joshua Wood

Hi all, This week Starbucks announced it would be partnering with Square, a company that is making it a lot easier for businesses to process payments without all the traditional setup and processing fees. Starbucks chose both to invest in the company to help it grow while also implementing its...


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