by Bart Porter on December 3, 2012
During the past five-and-a-half years, the Redemtech company blog has operated like a perpetual motion machine, consuming latent energy stemming from a vastly churning and changing IT asset management and disposition industry, while plugging along with topical content that has kept readers informed, enlightened, and, in some cases, amused.
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by Bart Porter on November 14, 2012
Recently I encountered an interesting technology blog
that attempted to disclose some of the hazards of electronic waste disposal. While some valid points were made, such as a brief explanation of the toxins commonly found in e-waste, I discovered a much stronger recommendation in the blog to be startling and rather unsettling.
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by Bart Porter on October 24, 2012
My daughter and I like to watch cartoons together. It’s a pastime that might sound charming until you realize we’ve been watching cartoons for two decades. She’s now a 21-year-old college student with a full-time job and I’m a middle-aged geek who is looking forward to passing the lessons of Bugs Bunny, Scooby Doo, and Pinky and the Brain to future generations.
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by Bart Porter on October 12, 2012
If you read the colorful description provided by the official website for the city of Salina, Kansas, you’ll find all indications that it is a progressive regional trade center for the north central region of the state. There are references to a rich history of manufacturing, agriculture and transportation; jobs in educational services, healthcare and retail trades; and a thriving arts community, including a performing arts theater and symphony. This certainly gives the impression that Salina is a modern, up-to-date city.
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by Bart Porter on September 28, 2012
While sitting in the examination chair at my optometrist’s office after undergoing some interesting eye tests one night this week, I noticed that the old eye chart that customarily hung on his wall had been replaced by a computer monitor. I acknowledged the technological update, and he explained that the new addition was superior to the old eye chart that’s been around since the first cave-dwelling eye doctor told a patient “Here, put this rock over one eye and tell me what you see.”
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by Bart Porter on September 19, 2012
Apple Inc. “obliterated” its single-day sales record for iPhone pre-sales last Friday when it took orders for more than 2 million new iPhone 5 units,
doubling its previous high-water mark of iPhone 4S orders last October. It isn’t difficult to see how the appearance of this latest electronic marvel will impact the e-waste stream.
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by Bart Porter on August 31, 2012
Standing atop a mock Eiffel Tower outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, my wife, young daughter and I looked out over the hills toward the Ohio River and tried to figure out where below we were supposed to meet our friends and their young daughter. We’d been given a map by a 10-foot grinning dog when we entered the amusement park, of course, and I was using it to try to figure out the quickest way from the central tower to a roller coaster with one of those disconcerting names intended to intimate those with heart palpitations and dare those with impulsive courage to ride upside down for a while.
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by Bart Porter on August 9, 2012
One of the more endearing moments of a press conference held earlier this week at the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) in Washington, D.C., where Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski and partners from Connect2Compete (C2C), Redemtech and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) gathered to announce the launch of PC Pledge 100, a nationwide computer recycling and donation initiative, actually came after the press conference.
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by Bart Porter on August 7, 2012
One-hundred years ago, the primary source of social interaction for many Americans was a piano. For those who could afford the luxury during the early years of the 20th century, the customary piano in the parlor invited families and friends to listen to songs like I Love You Truly and Oh Promise Me while they conversed about the events of the day. With its thousands of intricate, moving parts, the piano was a complicated, yet integral device in the homes of millions of people.
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by Bart Porter on July 19, 2012
Whether it was Cain vehemently denying that he’d killed Abel, or Bart Simpson saying “I didn’t do it” whenever he was caught doing another bad deed, fessing up has always been difficult for people, even though honesty is the best policy. Maybe that’s the reason why so many companies and organizations choose not to reveal significant details of data breaches when they occur and who knows how many others hide their breach incidents altogether.
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