Author Chris Sanders, a security consultant and researcher, delivers an outstanding plain-language book that serves two purposes: teaching the reader about network architecture, and applying that knowledge for real-world network analysis using the open-source tool Wireshark.
I first encountered Wireshark when my job produced a need to analyze offline capture data from a vehicular data […]
I had an opportunity to review the Droid Bionic, my second LTE phone on Verizon. The HTC Thunderbolt had its ups and downs that have largely been cleared up by updates, we’ll see how well Motorola’s introduction to LTE fares. I have used the Bionic as my primary phone for a little over three weeks […]
Update November 2 2017 – It appears Yahoo has discontinued the web service that SunsetOFX and Perl/Java scripting solutions depend on to download ticker quotes. The scripting solutions may be dead in the water, but with SunsetOFX you can still manually update your quotes for importing into MS Money. Not as easy as it was […]
Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 4 is an advanced book that gives a complete overview of the ASP.NET 4 architecture. If you are an administrator of a business-critical Web application (or plan to be one) using the Microsoft suite of server and Web services tools, this book will provide a good and complete understanding of system internals […]
After a long wait, Verizon’s 4G/LTE network is up and running in a few metropolitan locations (luckily mine), and a phone has finally been released that utilizes the faster data network. The Thunderbolt, manufactured by HTC, was released for sale in March 2011 as Verizon’s first 4G phone. I had an opportunity to use and […]
SQL Pocket Guide is a very sensible deskside reference for developers and database administrators. If you are experienced in Structured Query Language (SQL) and can use occasional refreshers on commands and syntax, this is the perfect helper book for you.
Reading the SQL Pocket Guide from front to back is a little bit like reading […]
Many language tutorial books are hard to read from cover to cover and maintain interest and attention… I didn’t have that problem with Head First Python and was able to read the whole book easily. Anyone needing an intro to Python should consider this book.
This post responds to Knight Kiplinger’s piece titled “401(k)s for Everyone” found in the February 2011 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine and online here.
Knight Kiplinger discusses making the 401(k) mandatory in order to give a firm nudge to employees into saving something for retirement. The ends are noble… it is clear […]
I have just joined the O’Reilly Blogger Review Program and will be posting reviews here. First up is an introductory book on Python.
You’ll also see reviews here of whatever devices I get to check out as a member of the Verizon Wireless Customer Council, a small user focus group of about thirty VZW customers […]