Posts Categorized: Technology

Startup Weekend: Monterey Bay (Day 3)

  The weekend has wrapped up, so I guess a wrap up is in order. First off, we didn’t win. We didn’t deserve to, frankly. Not based on our idea, but on our pitch. We just weren’t able to hone it down to the essence of our company. I guess that came down to the… Read more »

Startup Weekend: Monterey Bay (Day 2)

I really want to post something based upon the goings on of the day, but today is going to be a heads down kind of day, so here is a quick observation. It is going to be mighty difficult for the people I saw pitching yesterday to be able to deliver something significant in the… Read more »

Startup Weekend: Monterey Bay (Day 1)

I’ve always thought it was a shame that there never seemed to be much of a technology scene in the Monterey area. As close to the San Francisco Bay Area as we are, you would think there would be some bleed over. Not so. If anything, I think the proximity to the San Francisco Bay… Read more »

Not Ready for eBooks

I was thinking about my relationship with books over the years and whether or not I could bite the bullet and just go ebook only. I finally decided that I’m just not ready. My reasoning is a bit complicated. I decided that it comes down to a lot of things. I’ll just list a few… Read more »

Why Do Laws Exist?

I’ve been following patent cases for years and the Aaron Swartz trial situation/suicide since he was indicted in 2011. People are constantly debating whether or not someone technically infringed a patent during patent cases or, in the situation of Aaron Swartz, if someone was in violation of a specific law. I think those questions miss the… Read more »

Outsourcing for Fun & Profit

This story that comes out of case study from Verizon is just too weird to not share. Verizon apparently had a client that was a U.S. critical infrastructure company. The client noticed that they had a lot of traffic coming through a VPN connection from China on a daily basis for months. The client thought that… Read more »

Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Digital Basket

I was reading some TNW articles in my feed reader when I stumbled on the account of how Chris Leydon had his Facebook account closed without any explanation or recourse. I’ve told many people over the years that I don’t trust Microsoft, Google or lately Facebook. I’ve often been told that I’m overreacting or that… Read more »

Welcome to icisil.com!

Welcome to icisil.com, which stands for: “I Came, I Saw, I Learned.” I created this site to be able to quickly post items that I thought were illuminating in some way. That could be something that confirmed something that I believed to be true, but had no proof or possibly something that goes against what… Read more »