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Jun 29, 2019

Vlad is a longtime friend. A telephony Architect at Cisco, and escapee from the Bay Area, CA, Vlad and his family appreciate life in rural France. We talk about his move from Russia to the United States, Silicon Valley, then on to self-driving cars and jobs lost to automation.


Jun 22, 2019

Although the world's image when it hears the name Facebook immediately goes to a bad place, this initiative is backed by 27 impressive partners: Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, Paypal, Ebay, Illiad, Kiva, and many well-known investment companies.

Much derision and negativity on Twitter, so there must be a chance this will...


Jun 14, 2019

While we waited for Jordan, who, ironically, was in a meeting, we talked about general news. I inserted a tune I recorded recently on my Soundcloud feed, "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot". The feed is https://soundclmoud.com/randulo

Jordan's company is https://parabol.co and he takes us through how it began and what it does;...


Jun 8, 2019

As Hangouts on Air'd demise has been announced by Google, we talk again to Jitsi Meet (formerly SIP Communicator) founder Emil Ivov. Jitsi Meet was eventually acquired by Atlassian ("HipChat") and then 8x8. From London, Emil talks about his path and that of Jitsi. Emil showed plenty of vision, and we've been friends for...


Jun 1, 2019

This is where we check out Jitsi Meet again. It worked well and has several new useful features added since we last used it. It's open source, free and may replace Hangouts on Air, the demise of which Google has announced in their blog.

Brief discussion of the big 5G opening in the UK, first announced by BBC, then