Archive for the ‘Technology Articles’ Category

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 11:31am

4 Days in the Life of a Firewall

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

I thought I’d share a screenshot of a firewall application that helps protect my public web + email server. This server hosts this domain (logicalnetworking.net) and a number of other domains.To me it symbolizes the constant barrage of attacks that public, Internet-facing servers and services face on a daily basis. The above log shows entries […]

Monday, August 24th, 2015 at 8:05am

Free Windows 10 Upgrade – Worth it?

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

  My customers have been asking me lately when a good time will be to upgrade to Windows 10. Since it’s a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 customers until July 2016, there seems to be a sense of slight urgency to prepare offices and at-home users for the upgrade that will inevitably become […]

Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 8:59pm

VIDEO: A trillion FPS camera captures light particles as they travel

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

Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography, a new type of imaging so fast it visualizes the world one trillion frames per second, so detailed it shows light itself in motion. This technology may someday be used to build cameras that can look “around” corners or see inside the body without X-rays.

Friday, December 13th, 2013 at 10:02pm

Welcome to the Inter(pla)net?

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Education, LNS Blogs, Science, Technology Articles

Widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet,” Vinton G. Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. Cerf has served as vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google since October 2005. In this TedTalk, Mr. Cerf talks about the growing interplanetary data communication network in […]

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at 7:52am

Resistive RAM Technology to Replace Flash?

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

IMAGINE storing your entire music collection, documents, pictures, even your HD movies on a flash memory chip the size of a postage stamp… Only it’s not flash technology, it’s a new competitor called “Resistive RAM”. This new venture by company Crossbar is touting that resistive RAM not only can hold much, much more stuff than […]

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 7:23pm

Sony’s new A4-sized digital paper notebook

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

At the Educational IT Solutions Expo, Sony shows off an A4 sized digital paper notepad. The video demonstrates how this new idea blurs the lines even further between traditional paper and pen and its new digital rival. They are planning on having a production ready version this year, and are hoping to capture the hearts […]

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 11:35am

Touchable Holography

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Science, Technology Articles

Like something out of science fiction, our amazing friends at Shinoda Lab (University of Tokyo) have created a sort of ‘tactile feedback’ that works along with animated 3D holography to give you the sense that these optical illusions are real. Amazing!

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 […]

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 […]

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