Cisco I-Prize: Home – Cisco Systems

December 18, 2007

Cisco I-Prize: Home – Cisco Systems “Cisco recently announced the Cisco I-Prize, a global competition to develop technology business ideas using Cisco’s collaboration technologies. The winning team may have the opportunity to be hired by Cisco to found a new business unit and share a $250,000 signing bonus.”

Got a good idea?


Bill Gates: The skills you need to succeed

December 18, 2007

BBC NEWS | Business | Bill Gates: The skills you need to succeed
This is an article by Bill Gates discussing what skills you should have in order to succeed in the world — just in case you don’t trust your professors.

In case you don’t know 🙂 Bill Gates is chairman and one of the founders of Microsoft, the world’s largest software company.

US-CERT: United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team

December 18, 2007

US-CERT: United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team
“The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the public and private sectors. Established in 2003 to protect the nation’s Internet infrastructure, US-CERT coordinates defense against and responses to cyber attacks across the nation. ” This is a good resource. It has some handouts for non-technical users (something to give family and friends) as well as some good technical resources.

InformIT: FREE Safari Library Pass

December 18, 2007

InformIT: FREE Safari Library Pass
“For three days gain unlimited access to thousands of books and video from leading technology publishers, including Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, Exam Cram, IBM Press, Prentice Hall, Que, and Sams Publishing. For something to read over the holidays.” Be careful however, they enroll you as a paid subscriber if you don’t cancel.

If you don’t know about Safari, it is worth checking out. I’ve often considered a subscription for me.

Cisco opening up IOS

December 12, 2007

Cisco opening up IOS – Network World Cisco plans on opening up its venerable IOS routing software to third-party developers, company officials at this week’s C-Scape conference said.”

Deadline Extendend to 12/14 – Tools for Success at MDC – $1000 annual award

December 11, 2007

The deadline for the Tools for Success program has been extended to this Friday, December 14

MDC Wolfson and Kendall campuses are happy to announce a new Tools for Success program aimed at attracting and supporting students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and will provide students with a wide range of academic, financial, and career support.

Participants will receive tutoring, advisement, transfer and career counseling, mentoring, as well as specially designed enrichment and exploration activities such as podcasts, field trips, and science forums. Through this program, students will have the opportunity to discover and experience the excitement of science, technology, engineering and math and learn about career opportunities. Tuition for each semester’s special 1-credit Tools for Success course, an annual service award of $1,000.00 and an iPod will be provided to students enrolled in the program.

To be eligible for the program you need to:

  • Be interested in majoring in science (except the health sciences), computer science, technology, engineering, or mathematics and transferring to a four year STEM program
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or national or alien admitted as a refugee at the time of application
  • Be exempt from or have completed all college preparatory courses at time of application

Applications are due December 7, 2007 and can be found at:

If you have an interest in STEM and meet the qualifications described above, we invite you to submit an application. If you would like to find out more information about this exciting program, contact: Dr. Mary Ann Leung, Project Director, Tools for Success Program, Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Room 1632, Miami, FL 33132-22297, phone: 305-237-7029, email:

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Computer Storage 1956

December 10, 2007

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Computer Storage 1956    Check out what a 5MB drive (actually less) looked like in 1956. (via Slashdot)