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Python Web Framework Presentation

Posted on 25. Mar, 2017 by .

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My presentation today on Python Web Frameworks is in some ways the final form of investigation into IoT and the Raspberry Pi. My interest in the subject was initially sparked by the presentation Deid gave back in 2016 on how to turn a light bulb on and off using a relay being driven by a […]

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Raspberry Pi IoT Streaming Presentation

Posted on 20. Nov, 2016 by .

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Building on my previous IoT presentation I thought that I would follow up with two additional project which were in a similar vein. These project both relate to IoT but focus more around the subject of streaming data rather than poling a sensor for a value. Raspberry Pi-based IP camera I built this device as […]

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Raspberry Pi IoT Presentation

Posted on 08. Oct, 2016 by .

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The topic of this presentation will be focused on exploring the world of  the “Internet of Things”. Background But before we can begin to explore the topic we need to understand what the Internet of Things is really about. While definitions for the term and the subject area vary depending on who you talk to, […]

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Solving Home Internet Restrictions

Posted on 15. Aug, 2016 by .

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Consumers are using the internet for an ever-increasing range of activities. This has meant that home internet data usage has also increased at a rapid pace. Unfortunately, most home internet connections these days are limited by usage caps. The customers are given a basic allotment of data usage, with any usage over that amount subject […]

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Jumping the Gun on Migrating to H265 HEVC

Posted on 14. Jun, 2016 by .

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There was a lot of complaining when the agreed format for releasing pirated content was updated in 2012. A similar change has started to take place again, except this time the release groups have actually gotten it wrong. In 2012 the SD content format was changed from the long-standing AVI format, to the newer MP4 […]

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Wireless Data Reform

Posted on 08. Dec, 2015 by .

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In 2013 consumers in North America used an average of 1.3GB of data per month. In 2018 consumers are expected to be using 9GB of data per month, an 11-fold increase in usage over 5 years before. Consumers are increasingly using their mobile devices for more of their daily activities every year and unfortunately this […]

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Bell’s Modem Policy Issues

Posted on 26. May, 2015 by .

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Canadian DSL customers are living with the illusion of choice when it comes to their ability to choose the modem they use to connect them to the internet. Bell currently offers exclusively the Bell Home Hub 1000 and 2000 modem/router devices as options for their customers. Similarly, the Bell re-seller Teksavvy offers a selection of Bell approved modems/router […]

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Canadian Wireless Price Discrimination

Posted on 21. Feb, 2015 by .

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Every one who engages in a policy of selling products in any area of Canada at prices lower than those exacted by him elsewhere in Canada is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years. This is Section 50, paragraph 1(b), of the Canadian Competition Act (1985) which outlines what constitutes […]

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Shomi… How Rogers is a Hypocrite

Posted on 06. Jan, 2015 by .

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Listening to the radio recently one is bound to hear the ad for the new TV streaming service Shomi. What you realize is that the ad is a hilariously hypocritical critique of their own historical practices. You see, Showmi is owned by Rogers. Back in the days of old, when people actually went to video […]

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The Confusion of Cord Cutting

Posted on 09. Dec, 2014 by .

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TV providers and mainstream media finally realizing that “cord cutting”, is beyond a point which they can deny its prevalence. Millions of people around the world are moving from the monopolized offering of traditional TV providers which are often too expensive and slow at modernizing, to streaming services. Traditional TV in respective countries or regions mostly […]

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