geekinthecity's Articles
October 26, 2006 by geekinthecity
The concept of using the Internet to deliver television is far from new even though telephone companies are hyping the television services that they are deploying as the new. Back in halcyon days of the dot com boom there was one startup that delivered television to those few who had access to broadband service. Icravetv.com provided TV signals from Toronto and Buffalo stations to Internet users using streaming video technology that was available at the time. The pictures were small and the ...
March 31, 2006 by geekinthecity
It started with the remake of 'Ocean's Eleven' and then came 'Ocean's Twelve' and now there's talk of doing 'Ocean's Thirteen'. Steven Soderberg, George Clooney and company have room for ten prequels!! Yikes
February 14, 2006 by geekinthecity
Yet another Valentine's Day has passed and just like most that preceded it, I've been left dateless. For a proportion larger than the general population those in the fields of information technology, mathematics or sciences face similar difficulties in the romantic area. Without a doubt fixing missing DLL errors and performing spyware exorcism has a detrimental effect on the possibility of having a love life. Does the old nerd stereotype stand in the way of companionship or is there a biologi...
January 2, 2006 by geekinthecity
After several years of a cable telephone duopoly in home broadband Internet service there may finally be an alternative on the Horizon. Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access better known as WiMax promises to do for communities what WiFi did for homes and businesses. There were previous broadband services using fixed-point wireless. Without the costs associated with building and maintaining a hardwired infrastructure fixed-point wireless should be an economical way to provide Broadba...
October 10, 2005 by geekinthecity
Way back in the early days of mass marketed Internet service small independent companies provided dial up service. The broadband business has been a duopoly, cable and telephone companies are the only two options for the vast majority of high speed Internet subscribers. Technologies such as fixed wireless and powerline promised to introduce greater competition into the marketplace. Fixed wireless fell by the wayside due to high costs of federal licenses of radio frequencies that were sold by ...
March 14, 2005 by geekinthecity
Just over a year ago, I defected from Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Outlook Express when I switched to Mozilla Suite a web broswer, e-mail client and web page editor all in one program. When I found that I could surf the web without being deluged with pop-up ads I was hooked. I was slow to embrace tabbed browsing at first but once I found how useful it is I will not surf the web without it. I found the e-mail client built into the Mozilla suite was far more capable that anything that Outl...