Net Neutrality 2017

A version of this post was orignally published on AVNation.tv Once again, the Federal Communications Commission is changing the way that Internet traffic will be handled within the United States. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017, gave a speech entitled,...
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You are being watched

The post originally appeared on AVNation.tv April 27, 2017 At the time I wrong this piece I was employeed by Harman Professional which was a competitor of Bose. Harman has similar policies I disagree with. As a result while I have both brands’ products I do not run...
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What is old is new again

This article was originally published on AVNation.tx on April 20, 2017. I have read Brock McGinnis’s column in the April 201 edition of Commercial Integrator. If you haven’t read it yet, you can read it here. There are also some reactions both on Commercial Integrator and here on...
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VPN is not just for work

This article owas originally posted on AVNation.tv on April 6, 2017. Let me start with the basics, defining that three-letter acronym, Virtual Private Network. I have a rule that one cannot use a TLA (Three Letter Acronym) unless they know what it is short for. VPN allows a...
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JoCoChella Recordings

I participated in JoCo Cruise 2017. As part of that was a land excursion that included JoCoChella as a festival. I did some basic recordings and filming. When I say basic, I mean basic. I strapped a GoPro Hero 4 Black to my head. Really. The video is coming...
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Help Secure Everyone’s Email by Encrypting

Previously I wrote about the protection I am adding to my mail by using PGP or GPG. You can find the article by clicking here. My involvement with the EFF and AVNation have also included comments about privacy: AVNation Privacy & EFF Mail Links. Something I realized while...
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The Importance of Rights for All

Some of you may have noticed the new image I have added to the left-hand column of my website as well as below. It reads “I do solemnly swear to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States to ensure that the country protects the right...
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NDA does not need to mean No Digital Access

During my “day job”, I work on many projects that are subject to Nondisclosure Agreements (NDA). These projects range from new product development to new projects that have not been announced to details of clients and project contents. There are various levels of diligence called out in each...
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No Comment for November 2016

If you know me, you have probably seen news that my employer is being purchased by Samsung. Allow me to make a few comments about this situation before I go quiet about the issue. First and foremost, the opinions expressed in this blog and domain are entirely mine....
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