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Ed Tittel
Works at EdSEC (dba)
Attended UT Austin (MA 1979)
Lives in Round Rock, TX
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Here's one essential when pinging your personal network to help find a job.
Ed Tittel offers the golden ticket to help you soar through your next employment search.
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After rebuilding my Surface Pro 3 from a clean install, I determine device drivers that can't be "latest & greatest" to keep the system working properly.
Over the past two weeks, I've been engaged in a part-time exercise to rebuild my Surface Pro 3 from a clean re-install of Windows 8.1 Update 1. This has proved to be an interesting exercise for many different reasons, not least of which has been an ongoing trial-and-error effort to determine which of the latest device drivers that are currently available actually work on the platform, and which do not. I have come to the end of this particular tr...
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Upon selecting "Click-to-Run" to install MS Office on my recently rebuilt Surface Pro 3, I experience pleasant (gasp!) surprises.
I've just recently rebuilt my Surface Pro 3 installation, and am still recovering from that aftermath. Upon discovering a link to "Click-to-Run" installation for MS Office Professional 2013 on my refurbished desktop this morning, I decided to give it a try, and discovered a hidden benefit, or perhaps a cluster of related benefits. C2R, as I like to abbreviate Click-to-Run, is described as "a streaming and virtualization technology that is used to...
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In his latest blog post for DummiesHTML.com, co-author Chris Minnick muses on Google's apparent refusal to back the interesting and powerful CSS regions technology.
CSS Regions is a technology invented by Adobe in order to allow magazine-style layouts in web browsers. CSS Regions would solve one of the biggest problems with web layouts, which is that there's no way to flow content from one area of a web page into another area, such as has been possible in ...
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The title of my latest blog post for TIP says it all:
Current and aspiring computer engineers should to be looking towards developing their skills and knowledge around cloud computing and big data technologies.
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Dealing with new Win10 builds comes with occasional gotchas, including these two for 10049.
I've got two test machines upon which I'm running the latest Win10 build, namely 10049. In getting those machines up and running, I've found myself subject to 2 inadvertent gotchas along the way. Because one prevents the build from activating, and the other sucks up beaucoups disk space (about 2.5 GB) I'm going to share the fixes as well as explain what's going on in each case. Gotcha 1: All Language Packs Automatically Install Through some...
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In Windows 8.*, restoring a system refresh image is slightly different from restoring a system disk image.
In experimenting with a full system recovery recently on my Microsoft Surface Pro 3, I've been trying various methods to get from a current bad system state to a current good one. But while a recovery from a system image produces a complete restore of the system at the time of its capture, refreshing that system to roughly the same point in time still falls a wee bit short of what I would call a full and complete recovery. "What's missing?" you a...
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Cisco offers interesting and useful career advice, including interview and job search tips, in a series of 29 videos available online.
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For those pursuing certs with hands-on requirements and/or performance based testing, a home lab may be the ticket to exam success.
For many IT certifications, a home lab can be a very useful learning tool. But before you spend the time and money building your home lab, ask yourself: "How much will it cost?" and "How much can it help?"
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Hmmm ... interesting ... Spartan on Win10 shows none of the bedeviling issues that IE often throws my way with CMS systems and WordPress. Maybe I like it! ;-)
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Last Friday's unemployment numbers let some air out of the party balloons pumped up over the prior year or so.
The March new jobs report was underwhelming to say the least. Ed Tittel digs into the numbers.
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When you read a salary survey that equates pay with cert credentials, understand where the data comes from and how it's compiled!
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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
Previously
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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