1. Understanding the NTIA IANA Transition - Part 1

    Thu 05 June 2014 By Andrew McConachie

    On March 14, 2014, The National Telecommunications and Information Administration(NTIA) announced its, "intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community."1 This transition is more commonly referred to as the transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority(IANA) functions contract, or sometimes just the …

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  2. Introducing Hexcap

    Sat 11 January 2014 By Andrew McConachie

    This week I put together a website and released version 0.1 of Hexcap, a project I have been working on for a few months in my spare time. Hexcap is an interactive hex editor for libpcap files. My goals with Hexcap are to create a general purpose packet editor …

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  3. A Master Orientational Metaphor for Computers and Software(Part I)

    Mon 10 August 2009 By Andrew McConachie

    The purpose of this article is to introduce my views and theories regarding general orientational metaphors and their influence over our understanding of computers. Since the English language dominates computer discourse and most machine languages are written from an English perspective special attention is given to orientational metaphors derived from …

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  4. Understanding Computers

    Thu 06 August 2009 By Andrew McConachie

    My own journey and interest in computers and metaphors began around my time as an undergraduate. I was working at the campus bookstore of my university and dealing every day with customers and their broken personal computers. I was well versed in fixing computers since I had been breaking, fixing …

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