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Networking 400: Secret TCP three-way handshakes

TCP secret three-way handshakes

So we all know that IP addresses allow us to communicate across the network by telling us source and destination layer 3 addresses.  But that’s just one bitty part of network communication. If you’ve been following my blog you know IP addresses

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First look at Spartan in Windows 10

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Windows 10 build 10051 leaked to the web a few days ago.  The most salient detail about this build is that it has the new Spartan web browser.  Before you glower at me for praising Microsoft’s latest browser I need

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How to print from your iPhone without AirPrint

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According to Flurry from Yahoo, people are spending way more time on their smartphones than their TV’s. Last summer, Americas spent an average of 177 minutes on their smartphones versus 168 minutes for TVs. Furthermore, according to Nielsen, Italians used their

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Tracking your goals with Google forms

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Mission accomplished. In a world inundated with goal setting apps, sometimes a good ol’ pen and pad is best.  But I’m all about finding new uses for old software and it turns out Google Drive makes a great goal setting app.

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How to score 230GB of free space in OneDrive

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The marketing team at Microsoft is really really smart. I’ve got to give it to these guys. The other day my colleague leans in and goes: “Hey V, did you know OneDrive is giving away 100GB just for verifying your

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