Jay Heiser

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That Christmas Kindle has Strings Attached

by Jay Heiser  |  January 4, 2013  |  1 Comment

We’ve recently moved house, and my collection of books, many of them heavily marked up with multi-colored highlights, Post-Its, and bookmarks, remains something of a storage issue.  Over the last several months, I’ve been experimenting with digital books on an iPad.  There’s a lot to be said both for and against services like Amazon’s Kindle […]

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Peter G. Neumann on Cloud Risks

by Jay Heiser  |  November 28, 2012  |  1 Comment

Anyone with a stake in the overall success of cloud computing should take a few minutes to read the recent NYT interview with Peter G. Neumann, a highly-respected computer security researcher who, now entering his 9th decade, continues to do ground breaking work on digital reliability. Commercial cloud computing creates new levels of urgency for […]

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How much emergency power does your home phone have?

by Jay Heiser  |  November 2, 2012  |  2 Comments

Our home telephone is totally dependent upon the electrical power grid, and a lead acid battery of unknown age is all that stands between us and total loss of external connectivity. Fiber to the home, which we’ve now had in 2 different houses, represents an opportunity for high speed, flexibility, and economics, providing a single […]

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Electrical Fragility

by Jay Heiser  |  October 30, 2012  |  1 Comment

Preparing for Sandy’s imminent arrival, I didn’t fill up any bathtubs with water, but I did charge up all the phones, tablets, and MiFis in the house. Frankenstorm didn’t end up having a huge impact on my part of the country, and we never suffered a prolonged power outage.  My son, holed up in his […]

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