Company Storyteller

Need to add to my LinkedIn something like “company storyteller.” There are individuals in the organization I know to ask the story about why we do what we do. Why do we have this firewall rule not not another? Why are we super strict about this thing but not another? I know many of these… Continue reading Company Storyteller

Thoroughness

There was a routine SSL certificate renewal. Vendor sends us a CSR. We send the certificate. They applied the certificate. Naturally, wanting to make sure the issue was resolved, I tried to go to the website and check the certificate was in fact updated. I clicked on the link to the website and got nothing.… Continue reading Thoroughness

Colin Powell quotes

For thirty years I have liked Colin Powell for his level headedness. I was disappointed in his United Nations speech about the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But, he has seemed pretty level headed and effective at getting things done. No battle plan survives contact with the enemy. This battle plan quote is one… Continue reading Colin Powell quotes

WordPress security for beginners

The Jetpack (a plug-in) blog has a pretty good WordPress Security forĀ Beginners post which talks about what you need to do to keep your blog safe. The TL;DR: choose a good host keep software updated (WP, plug-ins, themes) use secure credentials off-site backups protect against brute force attacks scan for malware monitor for downtime remove… Continue reading WordPress security for beginners

A modest incentive

I believe current Federal policy covers medical costs for COVID-19 testing and treatment. If we slightly adjust such policy such that only vaccinated or those allergic to ingredients or medically ineligible are covered, then I think perhaps it might be another incentive to get vaccinated. Of course, this should go into effect after the FDA… Continue reading A modest incentive

Feature request: Netflix notes

Netflix needs a feature where one canĀ  add a note about why you disliked the show or movie. Seeing it was started could mean it was saved to watch with the spouse or it sucked.

TED Talk: What frogs in hot water can teach us about thinking again

This one is a nutshell for Adam Grant’s newest book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know. I loved the book. I encourage everyone to read it. I’ve long strived for confident humility. I love that he names this talk after the myth of the frog in a slowly boiling pot. Frogs… Continue reading TED Talk: What frogs in hot water can teach us about thinking again

MFA on a smartphone

Multi-factor authentication (MFA; aka Two-factor authentication aka 2FA) makes access to things more secure. However, how to do it from the same smartphone seems to be an afterthought. First, if someone has the smartphone which is used to generate the code, receive the text, answers the phone call, or confirms the access, then is MFA… Continue reading MFA on a smartphone