Archive for the ‘LNS Blogs’ Category

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 2:24pm

Quantum Data Teleportation – Not so Far Away?

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Science

Here is a very interesting read over at Nature.com that explains the ongoing race to build a “Quantum Internet”. Physicists Jian-Wei Pan and Anton Zeilinger were long time rivals (but still close researchers and good friends) have worked since the 1980’s in the field of quantum physics, making a lot of headway together and building […]

Monday, October 29th, 2012 at 11:40pm

The key to the perfect social network lies in the past – with the BBS

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Technology Articles

Over the past months I have thought a lot about how social networking websites such as Myspace and Facebook (and the newer Google+) always seem to have their “golden age” of popularity – and then steadily decline. I’ve thought about when I switched from Myspace to Facebook. There just seemed to be a specific point […]

Sunday, October 21st, 2012 at 11:03am

Linux/Cell phone storage read-only issue solved by simply rebooting phone

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs

Sometimes the simplest troubleshooting steps are the most effective. I am constantly reminding myself of the logical path to fix problems with technology, the most recent being with my own Debian system and how it interacted with my cell phone’s internal micro-SD card storage when connected via USB. I had recently “started over” with my […]

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 9:06pm

VIDEO: Entertainment Weekly embeds a real working cell phone into their newest magazine

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Hardware, LNS Blogs, Technology Articles

Entertainment Weekly has decided to embed an actual working cellphone into their newest mag that displays ads to you. This tear down video shows you what it’s all about.

Monday, September 10th, 2012 at 12:08pm

GoDaddy.com websites and e-mail down, Hacker group Anonymous member to blame (UPDATE: 2012/09/12)

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Technology Articles

UPDATE 2012/09/12: GoDaddy.com issued me an e-mail “apology” for their service interruption (I have multiple registered domains under GoDaddy.com, but my hosting is taken place in-house). According to their e-mail, GoDaddy is claiming that the cause of their outage was because of… “a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables. Once the […]

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 10:47am

Old Computer Nostalgia

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Hardware, LNS Blogs

I stumbled across this site while reading an article about the Kmscon Project. Bryan has quite a collection of old computer equipment, and showcases them on his website, ByteCollector.com – quite an interesting ‘dig’ into early mainframe, minicomputer and other technology that has been far surpassed by smaller, faster and more capable devices. To think […]

Monday, May 7th, 2012 at 9:57am

VIDEO: How Linux is developed

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Linux, LNS Blogs, Open Source, Software, Technology Articles

This video explains how Linux is developed. A much different model than many other software projects, Linux harnesses the power of collaborative development by thousands of developers across the world.

Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 10:19am

Windows 8 – Are you ready?

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Software, Technology Articles

There’s been a lot of chatter about Windows 8 since Microsoft released it’s consumer preview. It is apparent that this is no baby-step up from Windows 7 – it’s a completely redesigned operating system slated for tablets, phones as well as traditional PCs. It’s server counterpart, Windows Server 2012, is being developed right alongside it, […]

Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 1:52pm

Rising Gas Prices Drive Telecommuting Forward

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Going Green, LNS Blogs, Software, Technology Articles

There’s no doubt that fuel prices, especially in California, are causing people to re-think how they get to work. Tension in key parts of the world where we get our oil from is making it obvious that they aren’t going to be going down any time soon, either. Carpooling, SMART trains and other alternative transportation […]

Sunday, November 27th, 2011 at 8:28pm

COMMAND: gnome3 –is[–not]-for-me

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Linux, LNS Blogs, LTSP, Open Source, Software, Technology Articles

There’s been a lot of heat from Gnome users about the new release. Radical changes to how you interact with your programs are obviously going to cause some waves. I’ve been using different WMs/DEs since 1995. I think Gnome3 has really struck a balance with usability and intuition. First off, it seems like they ripped […]

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