Broadband in the Sky Is Thrilling

I am in an Alaska Airlines 737-800, 38,000 feet above sea level and traveling at over 500 miles per hour. And I am connected to the Internet at broadband speeds. Gogo Inflight Internet, the brand under which Aircell markets its in-flight Internet services, made...

Google vs. Microsoft

Microsoft creates a mannequin and forces me to learn how to dress it. Google generally allows its systems to adapt to how we work. And too many people and businesses fell under Microsoft’s spell, being forced to make communication more complex and more...

Going Google…Completely

Five different e-mail accounts that I know of. More than 450 RSS feeds. Over 2,000 calendar items and tasks. They now reside under a single Google account. I’m not brave enough just yet to consolidate all incoming calls to Google Voice. Manually consolidating...

Finding Your IP Address

Your IP Address is: Being on the Internet sometimes requires knowing my IP address. There are many ways to track it down, but here is an easy way to pull just that information using PHP. This information and others are usually sent every time I visit a Web site. This...