Bradford’s Brain Balloons Column #0003 – What is old is new again

Bradford’s Brain Balloons Column #0003 – What is old is new again

Bradford's Brain Balloons logo with a Yoda figure saying It forward pay. Me by teaching others repay.

I have read Brock McGinnis’s column in the April edition of Commercial Integrator. If you haven’t read it yet, you can read it here. There are also some reactions both on Commercial Integrator and here on AVNation. The one that surprised me was Commercial Integrator indicating that people are canceling their subscription.

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HDCP Pro and the AV Industry

HDCP Pro and the AV Industry

Editor’s note. There was some misunderstanding on a recent episode of EDTech Episode 51 regarding HDCP 2.2 Pro. This article is an attempt to clear some of that up. The specification for HDCP 2.2 Pro was first published in May 2016 by the Intel-driven content protection organization DCP, with the idea of providing the audio visual … Read more

Two Weeks of Pondering Privacy Rules

Two Weeks of Pondering Privacy Rules

It’s been two weeks since the United States House of Representatives joined the Senate and passed a bill that “undid” the FCC privacy rules that were voted in during the Obama administration; at least that’s what we all heard for the weeks prior to the vote and immediately after. I’ve been kicking around what response … Read more

Bradford’s Brain Balloons – Column #0001 – VPN is not just for work

Bradford’s Brain Balloons – Column #0001 – VPN is not just for work

Logo for Bradford's Brain Balloons stating VPN is not just for work

Let me start with the basics, defining that three-letter acronym, Virtual Private Network. I have a rule that one cannot use a TLA (Three Letter Acronym) unless they know what it is short for. VPN allows a more secure connection between two computers via a public network. Typically, this connection is made via encrypted packets using an agreed upon scheme. The exact method is not relevant for the most part, what is important is that it is one that is trusted.

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