Rants

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 […]
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 […]
November 9, 2010

Fun with Verizon Customer Service

Or, Getting Rid of FiOS TV, Part 1. Today, we officially began our project to lower needless expenses, of which the TV subscription service is one […]
May 6, 2010

Making Business Sense

Long ago, in days or yore, it was common to complain that most information technology leaders and staff were too focused on deploying cool technology just […]
January 31, 2007

Misplaced Social Commentary

I’m trying to decide whether this title is more reflective of this post in particular, or the subject matter itself…   Over the years, while participating in […]
October 18, 2006

Microsoft makes Vista concessions

Otherwise known as Vista vs the EU and the World: Part Three… Here’s a follow-up to my earlier Vista vs the World and Vista vs the Security Vendors posts, where I […]
October 6, 2006

Vista vs the Security Vendors

Otherwise known as Vista vs the Selfish Security Vendors: Part Two… Here’s a follow-up to my earlier Vista vs the World post, where I noted I greatly preferred a […]
October 4, 2006

Really, How Hard Can Email Sorting Be?

I’ve been using Microsoft Outlook for a long time — since the OL97 days, in fact — and I’ve gone through all the different incarnations of the nefarious […]
October 3, 2006

Vista vs the World

Or, perhaps I should say Microsoft vs Security providers in the Windows space? What I’m talking about eWeek’s report that discloses McAfee’s complaint that Microsoft has made it […]
September 11, 2006

Is privacy on the Internet a dead concept?

There is no universal standard of what the acceptable boundaries of privacy are.  The European Union tends to have a more stringent view of what constitutes personal […]
August 25, 2006

Do we really get Information Security?

Five years ago, I wrote an article on the challenges of implementing Information Security in an enterprise.  Sad to say, even in the post-911 era, not a […]