December 31, 2012

Get Real with Information Security

In 2012, the writers of malware and the attackers of networks were very busy, using both social engineering and increased technical sophistication to fuel an increased […]
November 30, 2012

Job Hunting: It’s All About Relationships

Earlier this week, I read an article about unemployment and the struggles of those coming out of college and graduate school who are seeking jobs. A […]
September 21, 2012

Why We Have No Online Privacy

Earlier today, as I read a very self-serving article lamenting how online growth will be killed due to impending “Do Not Track” legislation, it became very clear to me […]
August 14, 2012

Securing Your Storage – Part 1

If you’re going to make use of cloud-based storage, it is a good idea to ensure that you keep it secure.  Unless you are absolutely, positively […]
July 13, 2012

Dear Recruiter: Help Me Help You

As we head into the second half of 2012, I average about 3 to 4 calls/emails from recruiters per week.  In contrast to the overall job […]
June 20, 2012

I’m Tired of Registration Walls

Note to the heads of sales, marketing, and web site development: I’m tired of your registration walls (regwalls), and will no longer be supporting them. I […]
June 14, 2012

So, You Want To Be a Technology Consultant?

Doesn’t everyone want to be a consultant? Probably not…  There are some clear advantages to working for yourself, and there are some clear disadvantages. Likewise, there […]
May 22, 2012

Making the Most of Social and Professional Networking

As social/professional networking continues to proliferate, users and organizations alike, seek to find the ways to make the most of the growing trend.  A recent infographic shows […]
March 31, 2012

Managing Your Personal Security

In the past few days, we learned that Global Payments Inc, a middle-man credit checking company, suffered a breach of its systems starting in January of this […]
November 30, 2011

The Privacy and Security Implications of Misusing Technology

If you haven’t already heard of Carrier IQ, you need to do some serious web searching, as they are swiftly becoming the new name in technology misuse […]
October 29, 2011

My Workplace Technology Wish List

It is not every day that one gets an opportunity to put together a wish list of technology solutions that could be used to drive a […]
October 15, 2011

Guess What? Technology is not easy

It might seem that way because of how ubiquitous it is, but technology is not really easy.  Lots of time has been spent trying to hide […]
July 11, 2006

Net Neutrality and Information Security

There’s a very interesting article up on SANS Internet Storm Centerconcerning the security implications of the proposed Net Neutrality legislation that is being discussed ardently in some […]
July 12, 2006

Camp Meeting with Chaplain Barry C. Black

This past Saturday (July 8th), the family and I had the extreme pleasure of hearing Chaplain Barry C. Black preach at the Allegheny East Conference Camp Meeting which was held in […]
July 12, 2006

Comparing Software Stacks: OpenSource vs .NET

Recently, eWeek conducted a comparison of software stacks: OpenSource software running on Linux, vs Microsoft’s .NET combination.   They also tested PHP, Apache and MySQL running on […]
July 13, 2006

Forrester Research on Blogging Tools

Forrester Research has recently completed a study on Blogging tools, where they rated products such as WordPress, TypePad and CommunityServer. CommunityServer came away with a decent rating, with the only complaint […]
July 13, 2006

Weekend with Nature

This weekend, we’re going camping.  We, as in my entire family.   Actually, to be more precise, every year, our church has one Spiritual Retreat Weekend where we […]
July 18, 2006

What a great weekend…

We had a fun time camping this weekend.   Except for a little rain on Saturday afternoon, the weather was gorgeous, and we even got to see […]
July 18, 2006

Microsoft Buys Tools Vendor Winternals

Microsoft Buys Tools Vendor Winternals: http://www.thechannelinsider.com/article/Microsoft+Buys+Tools+Vendor+Winternals/183636_1.aspx Microsoft on July 18 announced that it has acquired Winternals Software, which provides security, recovery and management tools for enterprises […]
July 26, 2006

Driving, Driving, Driving…

Generally speaking, I don’t like to drive for more than 2 or 3 hours at a time.   Maybe even 4. Somehow, various family members (primarily my wife) have […]
July 27, 2006

Some interesting freeware tools

I was looking around for some security scanners earlier today, and I came across this cool website with a fair amount of freeware tools, most of which are […]
July 30, 2006

Computer Hardware Upgrade Methodologies

Over the years, my perspective on computer upgrades has changed significantly. There was a time back in the mid-to-late 90s when I would go out and […]
August 1, 2006

Sage Management and Career Advice

Not from me…    See me again in 5 or so years, and perhaps I will have learned enough to be of service to someone in this […]
August 1, 2006

The wonders of Pando: Making email attachments easy

If you haven’t tried Pando yet, you really need to.  It’s currently in open beta, and is a technology for sending large attachments (as large a 1GB) to recipients […]