Continuing our exploration of Wi-Fi networks, there may well be times where addressing the connectivity of an individual machine just won’t cut it, and you are looking to improve the overall status of your wireless network and expand its coverage.
web exclusive John R. Joyce, Ph.D. For many of us, it frequently seems that a reliable Internet connection is almost as important as our life blood. Usually, our network connection at work is fairly reliable, but our home office connection? Perhaps not so much.
While researching another column recently, I stumbled across what anyone who needs to manage or troubleshoot a network would consider a marvelous Android1 app. Before any Apple advocates tune out, let me add that I discovered there is also a version for Apple’s iOS
Society seems willing to overlook the nuttiness of some people more than others. Take Jesse Ventura whose resume included Navy SEAL, pro wrestler (such as it is), actor alongside the muscle-caked Arnold Schwarzenegger, an inexplicable stint as the governor of Minnesota, only to wind up trolling the professional lecture circuit
Incredibly, the crescendo of vituperative presidential campaign ads appears to have overwhelmed most of the pre-holiday season advertisements. However, despite that, it is once again time for Scientific Computing's annual holiday gift guide. As always, we have exhaustively searched to bring you an eclectic selection of gifts to entrance those you care about.
Part 3 of 3 web exclusive John R. Joyce, Ph.D. Previous columns in this series have discussed the advantages of configuring your system to use multiple displays, as well as some of the steps to manually configure them. In this column, we’ll examine some of the almost magical utilities they’ve developed to allow you to take control...
Part 2 of 3 web exclusive John R. Joyce, Ph.D. With a little bit of luck, it is no big deal to setup a dual monitor display system. Unfortunately, every so often, it becomes a much bigger project than originally envisioned to get everything tweaked and running the way you want it
Part 1 of 3 web exclusive John R. Joyce, Ph.D. With the advent of large, relatively inexpensive, flat screen computer displays, many people have decreed that there is no longer any point to connecting multiple monitors to a computer. I see where these people are coming from, but I disagree with them
QR codes are growing popularity as a result of their flexibility, data capacity and the explosion in the number of smart phones available . If you were in attendance at Pittcon 2012, despite a tweet from someone saying that they hadn’t seen a QR code anywhere, you will no doubt have noticed that they were everywhere!
web exclusive Randy C. Hice The Hydrogen Bomb was set, fused, and ready to go. We were tense. Nervous. Of course, this wasn’t a thermonuclear bomb, it was a garbage bag of hydrogen, tied with a rubber band, with a piece of fuse taped to the side
Of the bar codes generated in the lab, any given facility is likely to only encounter two basic types. The first of these are bar codes that are generated as part of a printed report, normally using a laser or ink jet printer. Other types of bar code symbologies require a more complex active mechanism, either built into the application or provided by an enhanced plug-in
Companies put big projects out to bid, consulting companies over-promise and under-deliver, expectations are dashed, lawyers are called, jobs are lost, and the bottom line is the project is done slowly, if at all. Still, the cycle continues.And it always will, unless we come to the realization that the value of a solution is more important than the cost of it.
To those of us who work with MS Windows on a day to day basis, staring at the same Windows wallpaper, whether the solid blue screen or the pastoral scenes, can be anything but soothing. Unless you happen to work in an environment that has everything locked down.
An aspect of disaster recovery plans that affects everyone is information. Specifically, it is being able to learn the extent of the disaster, the availability of help and possibly the best routes for evacuation. One of the best ways to obtain that information can be from monitoring police, fire and emergency medical service radio traffic.
In central Virginia on the afternoon of August 23, 2011, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck just 35 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia. If you are inclined to write that off as a fluke, consider that the strongest earthquakes to ever hit the eastern U.S. in recorded history, estimated to have a maximum magnitude of around 7.7, occurred near New Madrid, MO.