August 2, 2006

Realtor Horror Story

It is incredibly annoying to have to endure incompetence or even malfeasance during one of the most stressful endeavors that one can undertake in life — […]
August 2, 2006

Digital eEye releases new tools and website

The folks from Digital eEye (of Retina fame) have announced a new websiteand the release of some previously internal-only security research tools. A summary of the announcement that Marc Maiffret posted to […]
August 2, 2006

Apple releases new patches for 26 security flaws across its product line

On August 1st, Apple Computer released Security Update 2006-004 to fix 26 security flaws, some of them with high exploit potential, in their product line. Here is a […]
August 1, 2006

More CommunityServer fun…

Well, a second beta is available for CommunityServer version 2.1, and it’s looking very good.   I’m running it on my internal server at home, but I haven’t upgraded […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 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 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 […]
June 9, 2011

To Disclose or not to Disclose

…that is the question. Every time a software vendor experiences a vulnerability or releases patches for a serious security issue, the debate about Full Disclosure or […]
June 29, 2011

Effectively Managing Risk

Despite the significant uptick in information security events on display thus far in 2011, and despite the diversity and caliber of organizations that are being breached, […]
July 13, 2011

Where Netflix Went Wrong: Corporate Communications

The good folks at Netflix recently announced a huge price hike for their customers, as they separate their DVD and streaming businesses into distinct product offerings.  If […]
August 21, 2011

Managing a Garden

Since May of this year, we have started a little “Green Grocer” project (as my neighbor likes to call it).  It started out from four (4) seedling […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]