Pedro is a Technology consultant, former CIO, former DoD & DARPA contractor, natural alternative medicine and ancient history researcher, former U.S. Army paratrooper, active seeker of the truth in Jesus the Christ.

“You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.”


Comcast Digital Channels Without Converter Box

Posted by  at Sunday November 8, 2009 7:54 pm 

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Silicon Dust

I have Comcast Triple Play service and I’m happy with it.  I’ve looked at Verizon’s FiOS service, but Verizon didn’t want to rent me a static IP with my residential service.  Comcast was more than happy to provide me with a static IP for an extra $4.95 per month.  I have a few servers at home that I use for heavy software testing and having a static IP is a must.

Green or Eco-Friendly Technology, Really?

Posted by  at Wedday September 30, 2009 9:27 am 


Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Photo: Chesapeake Bay Foundation, an icon for sustainability designed

I’ve replied to @CookWithSaronn’ s tweet about a new project she is working on related to Green Web Hosting, stating—“I look forward to that blog. Green tech is one of my favorite topics…” She replied back to me with –“Cool! I’m very interested in green technology. So what’s new? Fill me!’ I’ve paused for a moment to think about that, while I was sipping on a glass with 2006 Chateau de Cornemps Bordeaux and sporadically watching this week’s episode of “The Biggest Looser.” What do I know about green technology? After all, I’m only an IT pro currently working with one of the top 10 architecture firms on the planet and co-founded a company that helps small businesses go from paper to digital. Well, let’s see.

Got Dropbox?

Posted by  at Tueday September 22, 2009 7:15 pm 



Photo: Dropbox process. Photo courtesy of Dropbox

A few months ago, I’ve found this neat tool called “Dropbox.” Dropbox is a software client that synchronizes (syncs) your files across computers, whether they are running Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems, and they can also be accessed from just about any mobile device (Blackberry, iPhone, Netbook, etc.) with internet access using Dropbox’s website. This application (app) also allows files to be automatically backed up to Dropbox servers or another computer. Once the files are synced and backed up, they can be shared with friends or teammates across the web. Seems like a dream come true, doesn’t it!?

My Top 10 BlackBerry Apps

Posted by  at Wedday September 16, 2009 7:17 am 


There are a few good applications (apps) out there for BlackBerry© phones, some useful and others extremely useless.  These are the third-party apps for my Blackberry Curve™ 8330 smartphone from Verizon that I, while working at 3 different locations at times, can’t live without:

#10     Qik LiveStreaming

Qik Screenshot

Qik screenshot

Qik is a mobile app that allows users to stream live video from their BlackBerry handheld device to the internet with a simple click of a button.  It is not an app that I use every day, and to be honest, I have only used it a few occasions for testing purposes and for sharing. This clever app provides a sense of security every time I leave home.  It’s like having a witness with you at all times.  I’m streaming from the Chesapeake Bay this Fall.

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