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Welcome

This blog is the latest of many John Telford blog and website reincarnations over the years.

Way back when the Internet web browsers and programming languages came along, I became interested in web technologies, and began learn by doing technology deep dives. I have years of learning ever changing Electronics, Software, and Web technologies by hands-on experiencing the technologies du jour.

I have a passion pursuing what’s new and improved with these industries. Checking out what’s new or not, a pipe dream or not, or what’s new and improved, is like panning for gold. Buried within the mountains of info rubble produced daily, every so often one finds interesting technology nuggets making the effort worthwhile.

I use the Hype Curve as a guide.

This blog is about some things I find interesting in these industries and other items.


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5G Hype

Big time 5G hype by major carriers, started its Hype Curve climb a few years ago at the Hype Curve Technology Trigger.

A 2019 survey reported 5G hype is working as 1/3 of smartphone owners thought they had a 5G devices and service, but they didn't. Since then, major carriers have ramped up their hype machines and they are working. More 5G phones being are being sold now, but more smartphone owners think they have reliable 5G service, but they don't.

A few of those with 5G smartphones are experiencing 5G service. Illinois has the top 5G availability of 27.6% of the time, representing the proportion of time those users with 5G devices and subscription had an active 5G connection. Higher urban population areas like Illinois is where the money is for major carriers.

Some of the reasons for such service are the flavors of 5G.

  • Low-Band

  • Mid-Band

  • High-Band

The higher the band, the faster transmission speeds are, at the expense of distance and penetrating building materials.

The High-Band has much higher speed, yet degrades traveling a few hundred feet of open space, and worsens if trees are on its path. Other questions are how will smartphones receive 5G indoors and will there be 5G WiFi?

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Brochureware

Some websites I create are often brochureware. The website material is text with graphics and links sprinkled in.

I am hesitant creating brochureware websites without using Markdown . It is quicker creating web pages using Markdown than HTML.

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John Telford

The latest incarnation of the John Telford website is built using the Docusaurus site generator

Tech Talk John

The latest incarnation of the TechTalkJohn Blog is what you are viewing. It is built using the blog components of the Docusaurus site generator.

The Docusaurus site generator has the out-of-the-box features I was looking for, so I reincarnated TechTalkJohn blog websites using it

I chose this site generator because:

  • Docusaurus abstracts React
  • Posts are written use MDX
    • Embedded JSX and HTML
    • MDX is compiled to the troika of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript standard website programming languages
    • The blog sidebar on the left side of the screen displays a list of blog posts
  • The right menu is the selected blog post headers levels
  • Click menu bar Blog Tags for a list of blog post with tags. Click a tag for all blog posts with that tag
  • Multiple tags can be assigned to blog posts
  • Light or dark theme toggle

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John M Telford

I am the sole proprietor of JohnTelford.com LLC technology consulting company, working with client development projects for more that 30 years.


Collaboration

A seasoned, knowledgeable, industry professional, Electronics, Software, and Web Engineer specializing in web hardware and software technology disciplines, Architecture, Architecture, and Deployment.

  • Practitioner with extensive experience across most IT functional groups
  • Ability to effectively collaborate to accomplish multidiscipline goals:
    • Senior management teams
    • External and internal clients
    • Functional groups
    • Individual contributors
    • Vendors

Nuggets

Way back when the Internet web browsers and programming languages came along, I became interested in web technologies, and began learn by doing technology deep dives. I have years of learning ever changing Electronics, Internet, and Software technologies by hands-on experiencing the technologies du jour.

I have a passion pursuing what’s new and improved with these industries. Checking out what’s new or not, a pipe dream or not, or what’s new and improved, is like panning for gold. Buried within the mountains of info rubble produced daily, every so often one finds interesting technology nuggets making the effort worthwhile. I use the Hype Curve as a guide.

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A labyrinth symbolizes possible difficulties reaching website project goals. My knowledge and experience with website technology disciplines may be helpful.

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John Telford
Portland, Oregon
JohnTelford.com LLC

phone : text 503-312-7248

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The Corporate State is the state being subordinate to corporations. Fascism is corporations being subordinate to the state

Charles Reich wrote in his The Greening of America book that the words from the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln “.. government of the people, by the people, and for the people..” have been perverted to “.. government of The Corporate State, by The Corporate State, and for The Corporate State, at the expense of the people..”

Warning About The Corporate State

Dwight D. Eisenhower as the 34th President of the United States, delivered his farewell address to the nation in a television broadcast on January 17, 1961. Perhaps best known for advocating that the nation guard against the potential influence of the military–industrial complex

It seems Eisenhower’s warning hasn’t been taken seriously. The United States spends more on its defense budget than China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, the United Kingdom, India, France, and Japan combined. The United States is also the worlds top arms dealer.

Bribery and Extortion

The Corporate State and politicians run on money. The Corporate State from profits and some politicians from Super Political Action Committee (PACs).

Political Action Committee (PAC) — A popular term for a political committee organized for raising and spending money to elect and defeat candidates. A new type of PAC was created called Super PACs. These PACs make no contributions to candidates or parties. They do, however make independent expenditures for running ads or sending mail or communicating in other ways with messages that specifically advocate the election or defeat of specific candidates or ballot propositions. There are no limits or restrictions on the sources of funds that may be used for these expenditures. These committees file regular financial reports with the FEC which include their donors along with their expenditures. View the current list of Super PACs 2

Some politicians do The Corporate State bidding with the promises of contributions to Super PACs benefiting them or attacking opponents. This a legal form of bribery. In turn, some politicians threaten to withhold support for The Corporate State enterprise interests without contributions to the Super PACs benefiting them. This is a legal form of extortion.

The messengers of The Corporate State are lobbyist flooding the corridors of Congress. Some were once members of Congress.

Some messengers get appointed to head government department that are helping or hindering The Corporate State enterprises.

Stranglehold

The Corporate State stranglehold has grown so tight. I think it will continue until it strangles itself

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Deep Technology Dives

I have been doing deep technology diving exploring website site generators over the years. I have chosen to reincarnate JohnTelford.com and TechTalkJohn blog websites using Docusaurus.


jamstack

Some website site generators I experienced did not have some of the out-of-the-box features I was looking for.

My preference for website site generators are based on Jamstack architecture

Some out-of-the-box missing aributes I was looking for in deep technology dives were:

  • Sidebar Menu
  • Automatic last update date of file
  • File tags
  • An integrated blog
  • JSX embedded Markdown

I found these and more attributes in some of the website site generators listed in Site Generators.


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The Hype Curve helps separate reality from fiction.


Hype Curve

Hype Curve


Points of Interest

The Hype Curve points of interest are:

Technology Trigger

A potential technology breakthrough happens.

Peak of Inflated Expectations

Early publicity produces a number of success stories and often accompanied by stories of failures. Some companies may take corrective action but most don’t.

Trough of Disillusionment

Interest wanes as experiments and implementations fail to deliver on the hype.

Slope of Enlightenment

Technology consumers begin to understand the technology better and how it may benefit them.

Plateau of Productivity

Mainstream adoption starts to take off. Some technologies making it to the Plateau of Productivity may be doomed to the spiral of death by inattention to details of keeping products alive.

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The basic idea of Iterative Development is to develop a system through repeated cycles (iterative) and in smaller portions at a time (incremental), allowing iterative development teams to take advantage of what was learned during development of earlier parts or versions of the system.

Teams

Teams

Iterative Development Teams

ItIterative website development teams working together can help optimizing website costs and lower some the difficulties creating websites

Iterative website development enables the Define, Design, Develop, Deploy and Maintain teams to be operational at the same time creating, testing and remediating website defects

Central Repository

The core of Iterative Development is a file central repository controlled by a gatekeeper.

GitHub is a Distributed Version Control Systems enabling multiple teams to work separately without having an impact on the work of others. GitHub is a central online web hosted project repository for all project files. It is a unified source of truth. It helps teams collaborate and maintain the entire history of project file changes. Teams can view history of all changes and go back to previous file versions.

It helps answer the questions who changed what, where, when, and why?

All team members have their own local copy of the central project repository. They make changes, fix defects, add new features to their repository, without interfering with others team members, or the central repository.

Team members cannot directly make changes to the central repository. They may deploy their copy of the repository with their changes, to a private Internet website for stakeholders to see and give feedback.

When stakeholders determine some changes, defect fixes, or new features are ready, they will be committed to central project repository, and team members update their local copy by pulling central repository changes into their local repository. This process keeps team members up to date.