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

Sports signage in times of pandemic

In watching some futbol (aka soccer aka English football) matches this past year, it kind of seems like some of them have maybe increased the sponsorship names on the stadium seats. It kind of makes sense that with no butts in seats, this is real estate that is more on camera than in the past.… Continue reading Sports signage in times of pandemic

Insecure logins

I worked a ticket years ago where a student claimed not to have taken an exam. The faculty member asked the school who asked us as the hosting provider for the online class system to check on it. What I was able to see in the logs were sessions with two different IP addresses. One… Continue reading Insecure logins

Collected quotes, 2020

The dangers of not thinking clearly are much greater now than ever before. It’s not that there’s something new in our way of thinking – it’s that credulous and confused thinking can be much more lethal in ways it was never before. Carl Sagan Quotes. (n.d.). BrainyQuote.com. Retrieved January 6, 2020, from BrainyQuote.com Web site:… Continue reading Collected quotes, 2020

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The complexities of a Multi-tenant Architecture

A coworker asked for a quote on what I thought about them: Multi-tenant architecture initially reduces costs by streamlined business processes constraining tenants to make operations more consistent. Friction develops where existing processes shoehorned into something different feel less than ideal or not the way the tenant might have designed it. The one I prefered:… Continue reading The complexities of a Multi-tenant Architecture

Counting in counties

The frequency of both words being used in the same sentence the past couple days has me wondering about the relatedness. So, I looked up the etymology of both. count (verb) late 14c., “to enumerate, assign numerals to successively and in order; repeat the numerals in order,” also “to reckon among, include,” from Old French conter “to… Continue reading Counting in counties

Donation matching

Georgia Public Broadcasting just concluded their October funding drive. Something I noticed and wondered about is all the matching. They would say, “whatever you donate will be matched dollar for dollar to double [or triple] it.” Then sometimes explain the matching funds came from earlier donations. Something about this feels like a Ponzi scheme. I… Continue reading Donation matching