Remembering the Loma Prieta Earthquake

At 5:00 PM on October 17, 1989, a bank manager in Santa Cruz was waiting for her tellers to close for the day. Heading to her car, she walked down the sidewalk next to a historic brick building. Up in the San Francisco Bay Area, a technician for a major Telco provider had just commuted… Read More

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Move Over Apple Watch, We Want Wetware!

I am a sci-fi junkie, and began mainlining speculative fiction in my early teens. Many of the technologies once imagined have since turned into everyday realities (i.e. artificial brains, robots and space ships) but Apple’s newest reinvention, the i-less Apple Watch, could be the start of something really unique. If it can do for wearable… Read More

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Univ of San Diego Extends into Europe with VMware vCloud Air

Founded in 1949 in the heart of San Diego, the University of San Diego (USD) has grown to become a premier institution dedicated to providing academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD, with more than 8,000 students and more than 900 faculty members,… Read More

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Goodbye Interop New York, Bring Back the Real Interop Show

Interop New York wrapped up 2 weeks ago at the Javits Center. I’ve always found Javits to be an odd location for the Fall Interop show given the relative size of the event compared to the capacity of the venue. Even with a well-attended event, the enormity of the Javits Center sucks much of the… Read More

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Remembering the Loma Prieta Earthquake

At 5:00 PM on October 17, 1989, a bank manager in Santa Cruz was waiting for her tellers to close for the day. Heading to her car, she walked down the sidewalk next to a historic brick building. Up in the San Francisco Bay Area, a technician for a major Telco provider had just commuted over the Bay Bridge from San Francisco to his home in Berkeley. He was getting ready to watch the World Series, and had gone into the kitchen to grab some snacks. At 5:04 PM, the earthquake began; though it lasted only 8-15 seconds, witnesses say it seemed like the shaking would never end. The manager had made it home before the quake struck. If she’d … Read More

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