The Internet is growing in complexity and networking labs are trying to keep up

“Today I have on my desk a smartphone, a tablet, and a Mac computer. To move data between them, today the request goes all the way to the cloud—God knows where that is—so it can come back here to another device that is two feet away,” says Lixia Zhang, a computer scientist at the University… Continue reading The Internet is growing in complexity and networking labs are trying to keep up

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Absence of posts explained

Here’s a quick note to let you dear readers know that I am, indeed, still alive and have survived the Mayan apocalypse intact. In fact, the news doldrums of the holidays have afflicted more damage to my spirit. Fortunately, the Montana Legislature’s session begins soon, and I am reinvigorated. Expect more dispatches soon.

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Poring over the meaning of “pore over”

You learn something new every day. For example, quite by accident, I learned last night that when you are going through loads of something looking for information you are actually “poring” through that stuff. That’s right, you’re not “pouring” over it or “pouring” through it. So stop typing it that way. (I shall endeavor to… Continue reading Poring over the meaning of “pore over”

New laptop and minimalistic attitudes

It was my birthday this week, and I finally pulled the trigger and bought myself the big gift I have been pondering for months: a new laptop. Each time I get a new primary machine, it begins an adventure. How much of your old stuff do you really need to move over to the new… Continue reading New laptop and minimalistic attitudes

Testing one two three

Well, kids, I can now post to this blog from my phone. Expect the occasional poorly typed post with photos. This concludes our test.  Thank you for your attention. 

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Quiet week

It’s spring break week, which, as we reported today, means that the city of Bozeman becomes considerably quieter. People from all walks of life plan their vacations to coincide with break week, turning the city into a ghost town. And when I say people from all walks of life, that includes newspaper people too. We… Continue reading Quiet week

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Back in the saddle again

I’ve been gone from this blog for quite a while, but it was for a good reason (pictured at right). Anyhow, I think normal posting should resume now that the new year has started, and I will endeavor to continue my pre-New Year’s resolution about blogging each and every day. Of course, this counts as… Continue reading Back in the saddle again

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