NBCUni model works better for London Olympics coverage

For the first time, Full Channel and NBCUniversal will stream live coverage of the Olympics online. Customers who subscribe to Standard Plus TV will be able to sign-in online and validate their accounts to watch extended online coverage from London through Full Channel’s Web site. Different from ESPN’s model of attaching an additional fee to […]

Noozhawk – Anacapa School teacher speaks at ‘Freedom to Connect’ conference

Santa Barbara Noozhawk 5/24/2012: Anacapa School teacher speaks at ‘Freedom to Connect’ conference Santa Barbara Noozhawk had a nice write-up on my visit to Washington, D.C. for the “Freedom to Connect” conference.

Freedom to Connect – Big enough to succeed: Small carriers at the leading edge [video]

F2C: Freedom to Connect 2012: Panel: Big enough to succeed: Small carriers at the leading edge — entrepreneurial (non-Municipal) carriers show a fourth way (after Telco, Cable and Muni) to the future of connectivity.) Panel at Freedom to Connect Conference, Washington DC, May 21 2012. Speakers: John Brown, CityLink Telecommunications Gary Evans, Hiawatha Broadband Communications […]

AAHAB-2: A near space adventure in education and Amateur Radio [video]

In September of 2010 students at the school formed the Anacapa Near Space Exploration Club.  The crew set their sights on building a high-altitude balloon probe to launch into the Earth’s upper atmosphere.  The first team designed and built Anacapa Amateur High-Altitude Balloon 1 (AAHAB-1), which launched on May 22, 2011, returning stunning still images […]

Net neutrality redux 2012

This article originally appeared in MultiChannel News: Voices on November 1, 2006 and later on this Web site.  I am reposting it now, as nearly all of the same arguments remain true more than five years later.  Net neutrality coupled with “content neutrality” can save the Internet from a crippled corporate-only future.  This will only happen if its […]

FAIL: First nationwide EAS test

The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) occurred today at 2:00 PM EST.  While we wait for the final word from broadcasters and cable companies and the subsequent compiled report from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), anecdotal reports are streaming in online from across the nation with mixed reports of the […]

Letter to Congress regarding H.R. 1981 – Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers

July 8, 2011 U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Washington, D.C. Re: H.R. 1981 – Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011   To The Honorable Members of Congress: I would like to take this opportunity to submit my thoughts and concerns on H.R. 1981, […]

Media release: Anacapa’s near space balloon launch is a success

Students capture photos and environmental data from 90,000 feet above Earth’s surface See more photos in the Facebook album. S.B. News-Press: Students explore atmosphere with balloon-equipped camera S.B. Independent: Anacapa School Skirts the Stratosphere KCLU Public Radio: Lance Orozco’s radio feature story S.B. EdHat: Anacapa School’s Launch a Success Noozhawk: Anacapa School Project Soars to Stratospheric […]

“Ground Control to Anacapa School” – A near space mission

T-minus four days, nine hours until lift off of AAHAB-1, Anacapa School’s first near space probe!  What is a near space probe?  Never mind that … what is “near space?” Over the past few years the proliferation of GPS-enabled devices, as well as compact and light-weight digital photography, has helped give bloom to a burgeoning […]

My iPhone is watching me

Steve Jobs claims “we haven’t been tracking anybody,” but the Apple CEO sure seems to have been collecting quite a bit of information about me!  Having heard all of the media buzz about location information being stored in a secret iPhone file, I decided to run a Mac OS application called iPhone Tracker.  Running the […]