In this podcast Jon Westfall and I discuss:
- Jerry Pournelle, RIP. Some know of him from his SF novels. Others know of him from his incredible Chaos Manor column run in BYTE magazine which, I believe, influenced directly or indirectly everyone today who writes about technology. He moved tech writing from a dry dull style to a one with a point of view (the consumer) and opinions based on hands-on experience. True to form, he kept writing until the day before he passed away.
- A belated Happy Star Trek Day (Sept. 8)
- Ookla 2017 Q1 & Q2 mobile and landline speed test data
- USPS Informed Delivery Service
- Is Apple breaking the Tick Tock cycle that started with the iPhone 3G and 3GS? No tock? Jump from iPhone 7/7+ to 8, 8+, and X. No “S”. Ref: 9to5Mac
- Jon’s NAS Story. Twice bitten, Very Shy (CrashPlan, previously Mozy)