Category Archives: Networking

With two microwaves, all power in the city would go down

With two microwaves, all power in the city would go down Law firm is located in an old house that has been converted to offices and then, at a later date, brought into the internet age — somewhat less convincingly. Firm calls in IT consultant pilot fish because it’s been experiencing regular network problems. […]

Throwback Thursday: That’s entertainment!

Throwback Thursday: That’s entertainment! Back when broadband wasn’t so broad, video editors at this news organization are complaining that the network is so slow, it’s impeding their efficiency, reports a pilot fish on the scene. “A sniffer was placed on the network to isolate the problem,” fish says. “Problem identified: One editor, while editing […]

How tariffs on China affect tech buyers | TECH(feed)

How tariffs on China affect tech buyers | TECH(feed) The Trump administration levied tariff on many Chinese-made goods, including lots of tech hardware. Tech industry leaders have come out in opposition to the tariffs, which may result in higher prices. In this episode of TECH(feed), Juliet discusses how the tariffs are affecting casual consumers […]

Seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal affective disorder It’s 1984, and pilot fish’s software development unit is getting ready to move into brand-new quarters in a building that’s still under construction. Electricians are already installing the power and telephone wiring for all of the offices and cubicles, so it’s decided to have them install the Ethernet cabling as well. […]

Huawei ban may be delayed, but can the company survive without the U.S.? | TECH(feed)

Huawei ban may be delayed, but can the company survive without the U.S.? | TECH(feed) First the Trump Administration banned business transactions between Huawei and U.S. companies. But now, the White House’s budget director has called for a two-year delay on the ban. If this ban does go into effect, how hard will Huawei […]

How the U.S. ban on Huawei is affecting business | TECH(feed)

How the U.S. ban on Huawei is affecting business | TECH(feed) The U.S. ban on Huawei business has already affected small telecom carriers in rural areas. And, unsurprisingly, Huawei responded to the ban with increased legal pressure. This fight is far from over, and Juliet has the latest updates in today’s episode of TECH(feed). […]

Time-Machine Tuesday: Sometimes, sharing just isn’t enough

Time-Machine Tuesday: Sometimes, sharing just isn’t enough Pilot fish is the IT site manager for a small paper mill where he’s responsible for supporting most of the users. But it’s complicated. “We use a second-party truck-management company,” fish says. “And they have an outside company that supports their IT needs remotely.” And because the […]