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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
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After experimenting with Facebook Live video last week, I encountered an interesting limit: Regular users are LIMITED TO 30 MINUTES per live video stream. When doing a Facebook Live stream this morning, I suddenly found I started getting warning messages... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Disruptive Conversations
Hey Twitter... your Periscope is in for some serious trouble! On January 28, 2016, Facebook started expanding their "Live Video" to all iOS users in the USA - and it's definitely a strong offering! Naturally, I had to take Facebook... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Disruptive Conversations
Is it time to use Transport Layer Security (TLS... essentially what we used to call "SSL") to add a layer of trust and security to Voice-over-IP (VoIP) that uses the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)? Way back in June 2014, I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Disruptive Telephony
This week Facebook released amazing quarterly results for Q4 of 2015 that truly show what a HUGE hub of activity Facebook has become. Mark Zuckerberg posted this "Comunity Update" photo with these staggering numbers for monthly active users (MAU): 1.59... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Disruptive Conversations
There are moments in life where you can remember exactly where you were... moments that live with you forever. Today was the anniversary of one of those. I was a freshman at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, and remember being in the "lounge" of Sackett House, one of the "mini-dorms" at UNH, where there was the only TV. (Things were different then.) I remember being there with another resident, a woman named Alison, I believe, who dreamed of being an astronaut and was in the Air Force ROTC program to start down that path. My memory is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Dan York
Unfortunately, a year later I have no idea how it was fixed... whether I had to do something or whether if was a transient error that corrected itself. Sorry I can't be of more help.
Wow.. the good old PMD660! I still have mine here although I haven't used it in years. (I'm using a Zoom H5 these days.) At the time I wrote this, I never did find a small mixer that worked for me. Today, however, I do see a wide range of smaller mixers out there. I recently bought a Mackie 402 for a small home music studio ( ) and it doesn't have an AUX out, but it does have a Tape Out that might be potentially useful for a mix-minus. I also looked at the Peavey PV6 which looked quite nice and does have an EFX Out which could do a mix-minus - Beyond that I haven't really done much digging. Best wishes finding something!
Yea! Our daughter's curling team is heading to the 2016 USA Curling Junior National Championships this month! Her team will be one of the top 10 junior women's teams competing for the championship in Willmar, Minnesota, from January 16-23. She and her team are SO excited! Over the holiday break her curling team competed at the regional "GNCC Playdowns" where three womens teams were competing for two slots at the Nationals. Starting on Sunday, December 27, 2015, it was a very tense set of days, but on Tuesday morning they were able to win their final game and get the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at Dan York
As has been my tradition for a while now, I like to start off on January 1 writing about my "three words" that represent my aspirations for the year ahead. (See my 2015 three words and also earlier years.) So here we go for 2016... STRATEGY I've found myself quite "busy" this past year, but the question is whether I've been "busy" with the right things. And more to the point - has there been a reason for some of the things I've been doing. Not that you absolutely NEED a reason for everything... but we live in an age... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at Dan York
I don't know what font that W is in, unfortunately.
Sadly no, I haven't yet. I still want to figure this out!
Today Microsoft announced that they acquired the technology of Talko, a communication app created by Ray Ozzie and launched back in September 2014. Fortune has an article on the acquistion, as do a good number of other media sites. After... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony
I finally gave up. After months of trying to continue to use my older iPad 2 with first iOS 8 and then iOS 9, as chronicled in several blog posts, I finally gave in and bought a new iPad Air... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony
If you're interested in what I said last month at AstriCon 2015 in my keynote on "Open Source And The Global Disruption of Telecom: What Choices Will We Make?", the video and slides are both available. As I wrote about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony
Fascinating news out of W3Techs earlier this month that WordPress now powers over 25% of the Alexa top 10 million websites. The next closest content management systems (CMS) are Joomla at 2.8% and Drupal at 2.1%. The full stats are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
Has anyone found a great plugin for WordPress that adds the easy ability for visitors to a site to "sign" a statement or position and have their name appear? If so, could you please share the info? Here's what's going... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
Last month the first Request For Comments (RFC) was published where I was one of the co-authors. Ironically, this RFC 7649 had nothing to do with SIP, VoIP, telecom, IPv6, DNSSEC, security... or any of the other open Internet standards... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony
Today was one of those days. You know the type I'm talking about. When the to-do list seems to just keep going and going and going... When for every one thing you check off, it seems like three more get added... For every blog post I published or document I created, there was another one that I was reminded that wasn’t done yet. The email messages came in with new projects and things to add to the list. An IM message reminds me that there was another project still lurking out in the background that needs finishing up. Another message... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at Dan York
Alexandra - Sounds like a good assumption... although there could also be some setting in Google Apps that needs to be changed (I've found this in some cases).
Noah - MANY thanks for pointing out that page on 3M's site. I've now ordered some replacements. Simon - if you are at a desk where you can put the privacy filter on and off that can probably work great for you. I need this for my laptop and so it's cumbersome to have the filter in there when it is NOT attached correctly. (It gets in the way of the laptop closing sometimes... or it falls out.)
Two weeks from today I'll be in Orlando giving the opening keynote address at AstriCon 2015. The abstract of the session is: Open Source And The Global Disruption Of Telecom - What Choices Will We Make? Wednesday, October 14th, 2015... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony
Back in June, I published a post titled "Will iOS 9 Make My iPad2 Usable Again?" that seemed to strike a nerve with the legions of iPad2 owners out there wondering about the future of their device. There have been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony
Rafport, thanks for the report ... now, when you do a factory reset you lose all your information, correct? So you have a happy, snappy iPad2... but you have to rebuild it will all of your data and apps, right?
It was four years ago today that I joined the Internet Society staff... and what an amazing four years it has been! If I go back and read my long post here about joining ISOC in September 2011, my passion... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony
FYI, I did upgrade my iPad 2 to iOS9. In the hour or so since, I haven't really noticed any marked speed improvements - but I also haven't noticed any problems. Ars Technical writes that iOS9 doesn't make the iPad 2 worse but also doesn't offer many of the new features of iOS9 on the iPad 2. I'll just be happy if my iPad 2 is a bit more usable! :-)