Category Archive: Internet

Aug 12

Internet Speed Tests

I documented internet speed tests for my three primary tiers of network access today: Office WiFi, 4G Hotspot, and 3G Hotspot. Since upgrading my phone to a Samsung Galaxy S III and moving up to 4G speeds, I’ve been very pleased with its performance. I could tell it was wicked fast from the moment I …

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Dec 28

Wikipedia Begs Gracefully


It’s one thing to encounter prominent banners at Wikipedia soliciting donations during a fund drive. Such things are understandable and I can easily dismiss them with a single click. But it’s another thing to receive direct e-mail solicitation messages asking me to pester my friends to donate too! Today I received my first such e-mail …

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Apr 13

The Need for Speed (tests)

Life in the Not-So-Fast data lane

From time to time I run speed tests to see how my current connection fares in comparison to others with similar services. OK, full disclosure – I run a test for every new connection! I use internet-based tools in addition to Windows Ping and TraceRoute utilities when it seems like things are moving slower than …

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Aug 09

It Finally Happened!

For the very first time in dozens of prior transactions, the BestBuy In-Store Pickup promise finally came true. It was a painless and relatively fast experience after walking into the store and waiting in line for approximately five minutes. Hooray!!! Ordering merchandise online at BestBuy.Com is always a piece of cake. I verified my desired …

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Apr 05

Stupid Marketing Images

Who in their right mind lays prone, in business casual wear, with their laptop computer on an airport waiting bench? This is so ludicrous that I just cannot fathom an advertising agency that would ever consider this as a realistic scenario. But unrealistic scenarios are everywhere on the internet.

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