In the darkest recesses of authoritarian dystopia, an existential threat to blockchain technology lurks. It is the revoking of net neutrality. As Satoshi Nakamoto described in his paper “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” “Proof-of-work is essentially one-CPU-one-vote. The majority decision is represented by the longest chain,”…”that the probability of a slower attacker catching up diminishes” as long as “nodes always consider the longest chain to be the correct one and will keep working on extending it” and payment verification is achieved by “linking it to a place in the chain, he can see that a network node has accepted it, and blocks added after itRead More →

It’s that time again when I need to select a new tower server as network capacity has reach close to 80%.  I love and hate this part of infrastructure maintenance, but I’d love it even more if I didn’t have budget constraints. I love researching the latest and greatest server technologies available for 2018, but at the same time I have to wade through all the marketing and product differentiated pricing to get to the information sweet spot. It takes hours of research to arrive at an informed decision. What I am looking for is a virtualization server with the following base specifications. 8-16 bayRead More →

Quotes to help you get through your day… “You have to set a vision, build cultural guardrails, foster a sense of teamwork, and make tough calls. All of that requires balancing the endless paradoxes of leadership, and doing it in a way that inspires trust.” “I believe the quality of the followers is in direct correlation to the respect you hold them in. It’s not how much they respect you that is most important. It’s actually how much you respect them. It’s everything.” “You sacrifice and you’re a victim, or you sacrifice because it’s the right thing to do and you have pride in it.Read More →

I find it amazing that there is a call for Facebook and Twitter to sensor it’s promotion of revolution. This will be an ongoing story as I collect sources to try and find the gestalt. When the Social Media Platform Twitter was being used to start, stoke and promote the overthrow of governments in Africa and the Middle East, the media were ecstatic and called it the Twitter revolution. Moldova (2009) Iran Elections (2009) Tunisia (2010) Egypt (2011) Ukraine (2013) When the same thing happens in American politics, it’s a scandal that Facebook and Twitter now need to fix. Not sure what to believe? TheRead More →

I have had a string of hangs and sudden reboots using Bonjour and Windows 10 build 1703 Creators Update. There have been as many as 6 sudden hangs and reboots since I upgraded my Windows 10 OS about a week ago. Previously I have not had a single incident of sudden hang and reboot.  I applied throubleshooting skills 101, and ask myself “what was the last thing that changed”, and there was only one thing – Windows 10 update! Blast! Could it be that the new update broke something and I don’t know how to perform a roll back on Windows 10… yet. I wasn’t until I checked the “EventRead More →