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Ed Tittel
Works at EdSEC (dba)
Attended UT Austin (MA 1979)
Lives in Round Rock, TX
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Would you pay 10 times the going rate for a great commercial program so you could beta test or test drive the next version? I didn't think so...
Anybody who's read this blog for any length of time has witnessed me repeatedly and enthusiastically recommending Stardo
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Microsoft Virtual Academy now offers free online training for all SQL related MCSA and MCSE exams.
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Son Gregory strikes birthday gold at the Cactus Ranch Library.
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When the Win10 going gets weird, beta testers start disabling certain device drivers, don't they?
By and large, I've got to give Dell credit for a winning solution in their 11" Venue Pro tablet with detachable key
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Interesting elements within and conclusions to be drawn from the Global Knowledge list of "15 Top-Paying Certs for 2015."
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Interesting Alt + Tab tricks work on both Windows 8 and 10 versions.
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Now that's what I'm talkin' about: $10 a month got me from 100 Mbps to here!
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I see single-digit and teens as values occasionally, but ping time doesn't really bother me too much. IMO, the only time this stuff matters is when grabbing huge hunks of data (most Web stuff is significantly smaller, except for downloads and big graphics).
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Hoist by my own petard, a difficult driver search leads me into download trouble.
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Thanks to Mark Cenedella (at TheLadders) for sharing Paul Graham's blog that explains when you've found your ideal workniche.
January 2015. My father is a mathematician. For most of my childhood he worked for Westinghouse, modelling nuclear reactors. He was one of those lucky people who know early on what they want to do. When you talk to him about his childhood, there's a clear watershed at about age 12, ...
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The best way to capture and manage device drivers for a clean Windows reinstall is to use a driver backup utility.
In reading over an interesting article on Ars Technica this morning, I realized that many online sources (including the other
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Thanks to the Editor's Picks at Ars Technica, I just read a fabulous article from the New Yorker about Apple's ueber-designer, Jony Ive.
“So much of our manufactured environment testifies to carelessness,” Ive says. Things are “developed to be different, not better.” Credit Photograph by Pari Dukovic
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When Intel's driver update utility disagrees with one of their chipset software installers, everybody loses out.
I've been a big fan of the Intel Driver Update Utility for years, especially since the company published the standalone
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Work
Occupation
Freelance computer technology writer
Skills
Writing, markup languages, networking, information security, Web development tools and techologies
Employment
  • EdSEC (dba)
    Freelance computer technology writer, 2004 - present
  • Information Research Associates
    Programmer, 1981 - 1982
  • Burroughs Research Center
    Programmer, 1982 - 1983
  • Michale Leesley Consulting
    Programmer, 1983 - 1984
  • Schlumberger Research
    Programmer, 1984 - 1986
  • Hart Information Systems
    Engineering Manager, 1986 - 1987
  • Novell/Excelan
    Many titles, 1988 - 1994
  • LANWrights
    Principal, 1994 - 2004
  • NetQos (now CA)
    Senior Researcher, 2006 - 2006
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Round Rock, TX
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All over (Army brat) - Texas, Virgina, Germany, New Jersey, Georgia, California
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Freelance content creator across many media
Introduction
I'm a full-time freelance technology writer based in Round Rock, TX. I've been writing part-time since 1987, and full-time since 1994. I've contributed to over 140 books, and to many Web and magazine articles. I blog for various Web sites regularly, and am probably best-known for creating the Exam Cram series of IT cert prep books in 1997. For lots, lots more info about me, visit my Web page at http://www.edtittel.com.
Bragging rights
HTML For Dummies now in its 13th edition, more work to do than time to do it in, and I *still* love my job!
Education
  • UT Austin (MA 1979)
  • Princeton (AB 1973)
  • UT Austin (BA equiv 1981)
    Computer Science
    Completed undergraduate degree requirements to qualify for graduate study in CS at UT from 1979-1981. Took additional 18 or 21 hours of graduate CS classes by end of 1982.
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Viriconium
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Preparing for MCTS Windows 7 Exam 70-680 - Course FAQ
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WOA is possible only because of Windows' inherent NT-ness.

TypeScript: A New Direction in Browser-Based Applications
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Developers are looking for ways to create browser-based applications that work like desktop applications. TypeScript may provide an answer.

XML’s 15th Birthday
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EthoStream: Future-Proof Connectivity
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Ten Biggest PR Blunders of 2011
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Intelligent WAN - Stephen Lawton - Network Security: Beyond the Eggshell
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The best network security assumes attackers have already broken in.

Bloomfield (microprocessor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Bloomfield is the code name for Intel high-end desktop processors sold as Core i7-9xx and single-processor servers sold as Xeon 35xx., in al

3 things to know about IPv6 as World IPv6 Day approaches | ZDNet
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Yes, June 6th is World IPv6 Day. No, you don’t need to panic.

Unanswered questions about what's in Windows 8 editions | ZDNet
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Microsoft’s announcement that Windows 8 will ship in only two retail versions cleared up some uncertainty. But it left a handful of interest

Google Plus gets a new look and feel (Review) | ZDNet
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Google Plus, the social network for grown-ups, has a new look and feel. It’s not perfect, but there’s a lot to like in it.

Apple without Jobs: Winners and losers | ZDNet
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Yes, Steve Jobs is still Apple’s chairman, but as he retires from being Apple’s CEO, everything in technology will change. My question for

Hurricane Electric takes its IPv6 expertise to the datacenter | ZDNet
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Want to move your datacenter to the Internet of the 21st century with IPv6? Hurricane Electric is ready to help.