Tag Archives: Internet

Error! Printer’s Broke: Must be the Internet!

My printer is broken!  It must be the Internet! Call them quick!
I’ve owned ISPs.  I’ve worked at ISPs.  I’ve consulted for ISPs.  I’ve consulted for people who are unhappy with their ISP. I’m going to make a statement:

The computer is … Continue reading

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CRTC : Usage Based Billing : Screw you!

It’s finally making some news that major Internet Service providers (read Bell Canada and Rogers) in Canada are out to screw the consumer with new usage based billing.
I have no problem with usage based billing per se.  The internet has … Continue reading

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Futility of Traffic Tickets and the Internet

The majority of traffic tickets given in Toronto are exercises in futility and taxation.  Toronto has made a name for itself as the city with the most speed traps in North America.  The majority of these aren’t out to protect … Continue reading

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Spam free crap, really?

I get the economics of spam.  I commonly configure FreeBSD systems to route packets or serve as VoIP switches.  One computer programmed to examine and route billions of tiny little packets each day.  Routing billions of packets or 100’s of … Continue reading

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The share and don’t share rule

My parents, my sisters, my wife and I took a cross-country trip in a Lincoln Navigator some time ago to participate in spreading my grandfathers ashes at sea.  With six adults, four laptops and more than 50 DVD’s (plus all … Continue reading

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