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The Amtrak wifi experience – Ok for a free service but they choose what you cannot see

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I am writing this on the Acela 2170 to new York from Washington DC using the wifi on the train. Amtrak is testing the service out. This is the 3 p.m train and in the car that I am in I counted 20 laptops. The connection was spotty and I had to reboot a couple of times to actually get the signal. This is not unexpected for a new service but I think my N95 tethered to TMobile’s service is faster. After releasing and renewing my IP a few times I could reasonably surf the net. When I followed a link from Twitter to Kyte.tv  I got the screen above. Now while this is not unreasonable  due to bandwidth concerns I shuddered at the words “ or that may contain content that could be considered questionable by some of our passengers” . Who is deciding this ? Rob Pegoraro reviewed the Amtrak Wifi for the Washington Post :
By way of comparison, the in-flight WiFi sold by such airlines as AirTran, American Airlines, Delta and Virgin America generally blocks just Internet-calling services. Passen…

Small Business Summit 2010

I will be speaking at the Small Business Summit 2010 NYC on March 16th. I have been attending for the last 4 years and meet a lot of small businesses and experts.
This year’s Small Business Summit promises to help you…GROW Your Business in The New EconomyLEARN how to apply “big business strategies” without the huge budgetNETWORK with others interested in YOU and Your Product or ServiceCONNECT with respected vendors who will be displaying the latest in technology advancesBE INSPIRED by business leaders who understand your small business challengesHAVE FUN and be refreshed, renewed and ready to apply your new knowledge immediately!

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How to be the Master of your time

I did a guest post for Deb Lee, Certified Professional Organizer®Technology can be a boon and a curse depending on who is the master. The ease at which you can create information and spread it across a large network of people carries a responsibility, not only for your time, but also the time it takes for the recipients of your message to open and read the message.Here are some tips that have helped me manage my time and technology:Read the rest of the post at Organize to Revitalize! The article is called Advice From the Social Media Swami: How to be the Master of Your Time