Tag Archives: networking

Shortcut: Overcome cell network congestion by dropping to 4G

Ever been in some crowded area, like an airport, and tried to pull up a web page on your phone? Your connection strength looks fine with three or four bars, the LTE symbol shows up, but the pages just hang… … Continue reading

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Starbucks WiFi must be slow on purpose

Walk into a Starbucks or just about any other coffee shop in this country, and you will see the same thing: dozens of people sipping coffee while hunched over laptops as they work or study. In the corners, you may spot … Continue reading

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Solved: browser cookies vanish in IE8 when opening a new window to a different sub-domain

I’ve been working with a user at one of our clients who was encountering a most puzzling issue.  They would be logged into one of our applications, and then they would invoke some functionality that was hosted off of another … Continue reading

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Abandoning my networking rolodex and relying entirely on LinkedIn

My company is in the process of being acquired by IBM, and while this has many positives, it means that we will all be switching from Microsoft Outlook over to Lotus Notes.  This feels a little bit like switching from … Continue reading

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Solved: Windows 7 laptop connects to wireless network but cannot access internet

A few weeks ago, I brought home my work laptop so that I could take care of some tasks over the weekend.  I have done this before, so it already knew my wireless network and connected just fine.  However, even … Continue reading

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