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As We May Think - Atlantic Mobile

Director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, Dr. Vannevar Bush, 1945

As Director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, Dr. Vannevar Bush has coordinated the activities of some six thousand leading American scientists in the application of science to warfare. In this significant article he holds up an incentive for scientists when the fighting has ceased. He urges that men of science should then turn to the massive task of making more accessible our bewildering store of knowledge. For years inventions have extended man's physical powers rather than the powers of his mind. Trip hammers that multiply the fists, microscopes that sharpen the eye, and engines of destruction and detection are new results, but not the end results, of modern science. Now, says Dr. Bush, instruments are at hand which, if properly developed, will give man access to and command over the inherited knowledge o…

My Networking, Virtualization, Storage, Wireless, et al. Google Custom Search Engine

When I started this blog it had a single purpose. I had discovered the Google Custom Search Engine and I needed a web site to host it. I had become very proficient in structuring Google search to get the results I wanted. However, was primarily limiting these searches to vendor sites.

I found Google Custom Search rand realized I needed a website to host the search engine. So I created my blog

I am now up to 107 sites indexed. I use the Google CSE, everyday, all day. I find great results in my searches without obscure, meaningless sites.

I would like to do two things. #1 invite everyone to try it out. #2 solicit from you which sites I should add.

Please try it out and give me some feedback.



Telex Radio Dispatch System Integration with Cisco Unified Communications. Part 3

A reader has asked about our progress with this and it reminded me I haven't talked about our results.

I want to just reiterate what the Telex Radio Dispatch System is.

Telex provides an integration with multiple communications systems. This is commonly used in an environment where dispatchers communicate on multiple communications systems. The Telex C-Soft console provides dispatchers a point and click interface to interact with the various communications systems. Dispatchers can increase or decrease audio volumes from a specific radio system. They can also click on a specific radio system and, through their headset, talk on a particular radio system. The Telex Radio Dispatch System also allows for a phone system integration.

For example, consider an ambulance company. Their ambulances provide services for town A, town B, town C. All these towns communicate on specific radio channels. The ambulance company has radio towers and systems that connect to each radio channel/network. …