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Dan York
I've been blogging since May 2000 on a variety of blogs. Check out my most recent blogs in the links below or at http://danyork.com/
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Unbelievably, the For Immediate Release (FIR) Podcast to which I contribute is coming up on a TEN YEAR anniversary! As co-host Neville Hobson recently wrote in the FIR Community on Google+: On January 5, 2015, Shel and I will be... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Disruptive Conversations
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Congratulations to the Wire.com team for having Wire be selected as one of The Next Web's "Apps of the Year"! TNW's Napier Lopez talks about how beautiful Wire is and how much it is a platform that he wants to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Disruptive Telephony
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WordPress version 4.1 is out today and the greatest feature I like is a new and MUCH improved "distraction-free writing" experience. The beautiful part about this is that when you click in the window and start typing, all the sidebars... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Disruptive Conversations
While it is only a "preview" release and is only available to people using Skype on Windows 8.1, Microsoft's new Skype Translator announced on Monday looks very cool! As they state: The preview program will kick-off with two spoken languages,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Disruptive Telephony
Joe, yes you're right that the problem goes much further back. And yes, things like X.500 and LDAP only made it so far. I'm not sure how we get around those challenges, sadly.
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Here's the one WordPress plugin I really want to have - something that tells me the number of blog posts, pages or other content types that have been created in my site over a certain period of time. As every... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Disruptive Conversations
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Today I made on change on this "DanYork.com" site to move it to a new theme that uses "responsive design" so that it will look good on a mobile device as well on a large screen. I've been wanting to do this for quite some time because any of a zillion reports out there will tell you that an increasing majority of users are viewing websites on their mobile devices. I can just see that in my own behavior where I use my iPhone or iPad for viewing so many sites. The challenge I have is that this site, and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dan York
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In our every action... each moment of the day... we make the choice to build people up or to tear people down. The choice we make determines the type of person we are - and the type of world we want to live in. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dan York
So, two weeks after saying I would write at least one blog post a day (and talking about that) for all of December 2014, how am I doing? Well... so far so good. I posted at least once on the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Disruptive Conversations
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One of the great changes in my life over the past year has been helping out at the community breakfasts for the homeless that happen now each winter weekday morning at our church in Keene, NH. While they are held in our church building, the teams of volunteers who staff the breakfasts also come from several other churches in our community. (In fact, we're looking for one more church or other community group to step forward and help on the one remaining day that needs coverage.) It's been quite an eye-opening experience for my wife and I, both in terms... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Dan York
Jacob, Many thanks for sharing that news! I'll update the post.
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How can podcast creation be made even easier on the iPhone? I recently stumbled upon a new iPhone app called simply "Opinion" that is aimed at making podcasting no longer just "a medium reserved for tech geeks and media corporations"... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Disruptive Conversations
Tim, I completely agree. In fact, I would argue that it is the prevalence of email spam which has in many ways driven people away from traditional email into the walled gardens of messaging like Facebook, Twitter and others. (That along with the ease of being able to find people in those walled gardens. I may not know which email address to use to contact you - but I can find you quickly on Facebook.) I agree that communications apps and services today need to have some screening mechanism to not allow just anyone to call you. But I don't know whether this is a feature of the directory or a feature of the client application or service infrastructure.
Thanks for your kind words, Christian ... and glad to know the logo change was only recent! :-) And yes, you certainly are on the acquisition path! Congrats!
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As much as I am enjoying the new Wire app, there is a fundamental problem that Wire faces... as well as Talko, Firefox Hello and every other Over-The-Top (OTT) or WebRTC application that is seeking to become THE way that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Disruptive Telephony
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By way of a tweet I stumbled upon analyst Blair Pleasant's UC Strategies post, "Change - The Only Thing That's Constant", that showed me that while I've been off in the worlds of IPv6 and DNSSEC there has been a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Disruptive Telephony
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In our every action... each moment of the day... we make the choice to build people up or to tear people down. The choice we make determines the type of person we are - and the type of world we want to live in. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Dan York
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Today I was reminded of one of the truly awesome and wonderful aspects of youth curling bonspiels (tournaments) - when the kids go through the door out onto the ice, the game is ENTIRELY up to *them*. No adults are allowed out on the ice. No coaches. No parents. No one. Just the youth. Unlike other youth team sports there are no coaches helping call the shots or determine the flow of play. There is no one to consult with. (Although we are nearby if there is a rules question that needs addressing or if there are safety issues.) From... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Dan York
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Because I keep getting asked.... here is how you can add an emoji / emoticon to your name inside the new Wire app on Mac OS X / iOS / Android. (The Wire app that I wrote about yesterday and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Disruptive Telephony
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After yesterday's launch of Wire, I continued to use it a bit today and am writing these notes, mostly for my own memory. Group Chats ARE Persistent In my post yesterday I said that it seemed like Wire group chats... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Disruptive Telephony
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Another remarkable day in Internet communications! Today brought the launch of "Wire", a "modern communications network" that runs on iOS, Android, Mac OS X and soon in WebRTC-equipped web browsers. My first thought was naturally - do we really need... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Disruptive Telephony
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Wow! Mozilla's new Firefox 34 includes a great new WebRTC-based feature called "Firefox Hello" that lets you call people without requiring them to have an account with Firefox. You simply send them a URL via email, chat or some other... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Disruptive Telephony
Over the weekend I decided that I'd set myself the personal challenge of "finishing strong" in 2014 with publishing at least one post across my various different sites for each day of December 2014. Why? Well... I started out strong... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Disruptive Conversations
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Want to lean more about how to increase the security of your unified communications (UC) / voice-over-IP (VoIP) system? Today you have a great opportunity to buy "Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks" and hundreds of other ebooks and videos from O'Reilly and associated publishers at a discount of 50% off... Continue reading
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If you have read "Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks" and found the book helpful, could you please take a moment to rate and/or review the book on O'Reilly's website? Even if you just enter the number of stars and say something very basic it would be helpful. All you need... Continue reading