Work2 Comments

What is the significance? My new favorite number? The US Patent Office finally got off its butt and issued our patent yesterday. This is a long long long process that takes forever. I suppose they can’t just rubber stamp these things through but years later its a small consolation that it actually gets issued. You can read all about 6,915,331 … Read More

Patent Approved

A Day in the Life2 Comments

I got word at work today that the US Patent Office is going to issue us a patent on an invention we submitted a few years ago. It has taken years to get through this process. Once it becomes official, I will post a link. I think I get some cash. Yum.

Revolving Doors

Work7 Comments

Prior to being acquired by Cisco, life was simple. We hired what we thought were great people. They usually fulfilled that in the coming years. Co-workers became friends, well, family — we see them more than we do our own families at times. Now, I live in a world of revolving doors. Employees are getting older and changing up their … Read More

VoIP Is Alive

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Being that I work in a group focused on voice over IP communications, I have been itching to switch my home phone over to VoIP. I already use VoIP for work. The delay? Nobody can transfer my home phone number away from Qwest. The reason seems to be some “big old phone company” reason. I don’t get it. So after … Read More

MeetingPlace Finally Does Video

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The Cisco press machine is now starting to publicize the release of MeetingPlace that my team finished up last month. Cisco adds videoconferencing to MeetingPlace – IT World Cisco launches video conferencing package – ComputerWeekly.com Cisco adds video to conferencing suite – ZDNet.com Now when people ask me what we build and they go “Oh, like video conferencing?”, I can … Read More