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    Adaptive vs. Responsive Web Design: Which Is Right for Your Site? Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by Craig Lowell

    Given the prominence of mobile web browsing, the practice of having multiple versions of a site (under multiple URLs) to accommodate all of the different mobile devices out there is already on its way out. The Responsive Web Design (RWD) revolution is in full effect, and in fact is already being expanded upon. By tweaking […]

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    Mobile Standards Missing From FCC’s Net Neutrality Proposal Posted on May 20th, 2014 by Mehdi Daoudi

    The path down the long, complicated road of net neutrality inched a little further towards its final (though yet undetermined) destination last week when FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined the commission’s new proposal to help solve this complex issue, the many aspects of which I recently delved into. This latest development is aimed primarily at […]

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    What Can Be Done to Solve the Net Neutrality Issue? Posted on May 7th, 2014 by Mehdi Daoudi

    The internet community and the world at large have been abuzz about net neutrality in the past few weeks, and with good reason. As the most important communication tool in the world today – and probably the most influential tool since Gutenberg’s printing press – the internet must remain accessible to everyone, and a system […]

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    Would You Accept Lag in Real Life? Posted on April 30th, 2014 by Craig Lowell

    There are few things more frustrating these days than the lag we experience when trying to access certain sites. Between net neutrality issues, latency in mobile networks, and sites delivering too much info than our data plans allow, the average internet user is growing less and less patient of lag time. But it could be […]

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    Understanding RTT Impact on TCP Retransmissions Posted on April 29th, 2014 by Brandon DeLap

    Ever get asked to explain or elaborate on something that you should definitely know, only to realize that you don’t fully understand it yourself? You’re certainly not alone. Even though the basics of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connections are one of the very first topics covered when learning about computer network fundamentals, many of us […]

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    Simpson’s Paradox: DevOps’ Big Data Problem Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by Devan Gotowka

    In a big data world, numbers dictate decisions, features and investments. It’s vital we understand just what the numbers are telling us, but depending on analysis, the same data can tell two completely different stories.  It’s called Simpson’s Paradox and it can lead to poor decisions and costly errors. D’oh! More specifically, Simpson’s Paradox is […]

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    We’re All Suffering With Netflix Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by Mehdi Daoudi

    Network professionals aside, most of us take access to internet for granted.  How packets flow from one end to another is so obscure, involving last mile networks, transit providers, public exchanges and even more complex delivery methods. The recent Netflix/Comcast deal and Netflix/Verizon dispute has brought the guts of how these tubes work into the […]

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    What The World’s Worst DNA Mixup Teaches Us About Monitoring Posted on February 11th, 2014 by Mehdi Daoudi

    The suspect’s DNA had been found at 40 crime scenes, linking her to burglaries, narcotics and six murders. She was Germany’s most-wanted serial killer with a $400,000 bounty on her head, yet no one knew who she was. It turns out the infamous ‘phantom’ wasn’t a murderer at all. Police were hunting an innocent factory […]

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