Author Archives: halberenson

Amazon HQ2 – The Uber Test

Let me start off by saying I have no non-public information about Amazon’s search for a second headquarters, aka HQ2.  And I have no idea how Amazon’s senior leaders will ‘score’ proposals and make a decision.  But I have a … Continue reading

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Sonos and Alexa, now for Niles…

It seems like I’m on a continuous journey of how to play music at home.  It all started when we built our ranch back in 2003-2004 and I had the bright idea of doing a whole-house A/V system.  Our timing … Continue reading

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Finally a Brand New WINDOWS PHONE!

Ok, I lied.  There is no Windows Phone, this is about the Apple iPhone X.  It isn’t even about the iPhone X, it is about clairvoyance.  One of the signature features of the iPhone X is Windows Hello.  Oh, sorry, … Continue reading

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CUJO Firewall: Approach with Caution

In my previous post I did an introduction to whole-home Internet security.  For the last few months I’ve been trying to get one of the early devices in this category, the CUJO working.  I have now tried CUJO in two … Continue reading

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Whole-home Internet Security

Over the next several months I’ll be returning to blogging about one of my favorite topic areas, Internet Security and Privacy.  For this post I’ll do some background on the new generation of whole-home internet security devices.  Then I’ll do … Continue reading

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Maybe Consumer Reports is right about the Microsoft Surface family

I’ve been watching all the uproar, and denial, from Consumer Reports (CR) dropping its recommendation of Microsoft’s Surface line, but I have to tell you I think CR might be on to something.  Sure there are plenty of power users … Continue reading

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Does Intentional finally have clear intent?

Reminder: This represents personal views, not those of my employer Almost 16 years ago, while at Microsoft, I was asked to take a look at the work Charles Simonyi was doing on Intentional Programming (IP) to see if I could find … Continue reading

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