BLISS Problem Statement and Motivation

Presentation by Jonathan Rosenberg at the IETF 68 meeting in Prague in March 2007 about the need for the creation of the BLISS (Basic Level of Interoperability for SIP Services) – Original presentation located here: http://www3.ietf.org/proce…

ETel2007: The Black Bag Security Review (VoIP Security)

VoIP security presentation given by Dan York of the VoIP Security Alliance (VOIPSA) at O’Reilly’s Emerging Telephony 2007 conference on March 1, 2007. Slides really need to be viewed with the audio, which will be uploaded to Blue…

ETel2007: The Black Bag Security Review (VoIP Security)

VoIP security presentation given by Dan York of the VoIP Security Alliance (VOIPSA) at O’Reilly’s Emerging Telephony 2007 conference on March 1, 2007. Slides really need to be viewed with the audio, which will be uploaded to Blue…

Watching a James Wilson & Sons New American Celestial Globe go on eBay… for $3,707!

Recently  watched what appeared to be a fascinating globe go to auction on eBay.  It was a “James Wilson & Sons New American Celestial Globe” that was apparently from 1834. The seller included this in the description:

James Wilson was America’s first commercial globe maker. He was born in New …

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Old Maps of New England…

It is not globes, per se, but the Burlington Free Press recently ran an article about a gent name David Allen who has a site called Old Maps. He is basically going around digitizing old maps with the intent of preserving them. He puts them on CD and makes them available for sale. He …

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Tracking John Glenn’s orbit…

The other night my wife was painting a wall and had to take the globes off the top of the hutch to move the hutch. As I sat at the table amusing our daughter with one of the globes, I did a bit of a double-take…. and then …

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Scoring a Weber-Costello on e-bay

Webercostello_1Last night I went on e-bay for the first time in a few weeks and saw a very nice Weber-Costello globe up for sale.  The price was right (i.e. low) and the globe has to be from the 50s or earlier, given that …

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Resources for dating globes

Helpbooksajsvg_aj_ash_01Whenever you look at a globe, you always face the immediate problem of not being able to simply determine the age of the globe.  For whatever reason, globe manufacturers usually do not put dates on their globes.  Very occasionally, you might …

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Other globe collectors are welcome to post here…

As part of my continued exploration of TypePad, I wouldn’t mind experimenting with multiple authors participating in a weblog, so if you are a collector of globes and would be interested in contributing posts here, feel free to contact me at "dyork at Lodestar2 dot com" and I can set you up to post.

Scanglobe Geographer added to the collection

GeographerAlso at Delorme’s headquarters, I picked up a Replogle "Geographer" globe primarily on the basis that it looked very cool and different from all the other globes I have.  It was also nice to see that it was actually from …

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