Last Lecture – Randy Pausch passes away

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university on Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed auditorium and that video become a huge viral hit with over 10 million viewing on YouTube. He passed away on Friday in Virginia of pancreatic cancer – I knew nothing about Professor Pausch till someone sent me a link to the video (below) which was his last lecture at CMU. He was truly a remarkable, positive, charismatic and inspirational person who will be missed. If you haven’t seen his last lecture, it’s definitely worth watching. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

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Holy Bandwidth – Take 3

I just upgraded my existing Road Runner turbo connection to their Business Class service and I now have 15Mbps downstream and 2 Mbps upstream along with QOS to give my packets priority over the rest of the regular Roadrunner customers.

Road Runner Turbo - Business Class bandwidth test
Road Runner Turbo - Business Class bandwidth test

Prior to this upgrade, I was getting 15Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream and so the extra Mbps of upstream is nice but I can really tell the difference in the QOS. I did a speed test to a server in Chicago and then to another server in San Francisco and didn’t notice any drop in speed or overall bandwidth. Prior to business class Road Runner, there was significant drop-off in speed as you traveled further away from my location. Next step – static IP and then I can put the Linux boxes at home to good use 🙂

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