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Happy new year , techies and all!

On New Year ‘s Eve twenty years ago (the year 2000), I was at an accountant ‘s office watching over his servers and software to make sure the year 2000 would pass with no glitches. I previously did...

RIP Chuck

I didn’t have a chance to write this until now, but I want to pay tribute to the late computer engineer Chuck Peddle who passed away on Dec 15 at the age of 82. Chuck is the inventor of the $25 650...

Proud Dad

I once gave up pushing my kids into computer science, but my teenage son Adam insisted on sticking with digital art design. I was skeptical at first, maybe because I am too wired to computers as a ...

Innovation @ Banfield

We do a lot of innovative activities here at Banfield. Like any innovation, some ideas become successful and would scale, while others would get tested but may not necessarily see the light. But, m...

US adults and tech knowledge

A recent Pew Research study found that most US adults answered digital-related questions correctly only less than half of the time. Some security-related questions, such as two-factor authenticatio...

The old tech is new tech!

My teenage daughter enjoys listening to her favorite singer on a 30yr old vintage cassette (tape) playing Walkman. She finds such 20th-century technology to be remarkable. The experience with physi...

Sad month for IT publication magazines

Sad month for IT publication magazines. After 30 years of publication, the Microsoft Development Network (MSDN) magazine, which first started as Microsoft Systems Journal in 1986 then consolidated ...

NLP Then, Now, and What I Hope is Coming

My published article on Natural Language Processing technologies in Startup City Insider Magazine: NLP: Then, Now, and What I Hope is Coming

Uber & Airbnb to the rescue

If past governments could not turn Lebanon into a non-sectarian non-religious-divided society, mobile services apps like Uber and Airbnb might do that. Lebanon is divided between Moslem and Christi...

DIY risk taking

One essential characteristic in management and leadership is problem-solving. It is coming to see IT professionals saying how they solved customer issues or business problems. But how often do you ...