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A book in my Amazon Recommendations November 15, 2012

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So my recommendations on Amazon.com are interesting. A lot of gay fiction, a lot of techie stuff so when this one popped up I had to buy it, it was less than $5:

John R. Pierce “An Introduction to Information Theory: Symbols, Signals and Noise”.

Pierce is yet another Bell Labs legend among the likes of Claude Shannon, Nyquist et al who are kind of integral to my I.T. career and to my interest in communication networks, from the wired to wireless.

He is one of the fathers of satellite telecommunications. Should be an interesting read.

The Echolink Bug Has Bitten October 11, 2012

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So I got my confirmation email from Echolink. All verified and setup.

But they had a book offer – VoIP: Internet Linking for Radio Amateurs by Jonathan Taylor, K1RFD.

Now the book – it covers how to get your repeater or station on the Echolink system and devles into Echolink theory. But it also covers H.323 and Asterisk too. Sure I’m an I.T. guy who knows databases and network communications really well, but I also know telecom systems really well too. So I think I’ll enjoy reading this book.

And I did throw my resume into a local university for a Telecom Manager job. The specs or the job said radio experience was necessary. Yep, got that in spades. I know what R.F. Burns feel like too!

And I know what’s going to happen I have a shot at two different jobs, but I really prefer academia for some reason.

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