This is the first TED Talk I get to post because I know the speaker rather than just know of them. Rebeka was originally a new employee in training who really did not need it. Over the past few years we’ve followed each other through social media, so I was aware of the elements of… Continue reading TED Talk: Risking Redefinition
A male friend asked if I use Pinterest. His wife laughed and laughed. She nearly dropped their daughter from all the laughter. It was if there was something humorous about two guys discussing a web site. Well, I do use Pinterest some. I don’t spend massive amounts of time on it like I hear some… Continue reading Do I Use Pinterest
Part of the problem of getting people not to succumb to phishing attempts is the poor practices used in legitimate emails. Google sent me an email saying something was going to expire in a month because of inactivity. I needed to click on a link and verify my information. You know, exactly the same kind… Continue reading Phish-ish Legit Email
Deep Blue versus Kasparov was an pivotal moment for me. At the time I was playing lots of chess on the computer. (And usually losing.) So the prospect the best player in the world cannot beat a computer was a depressing prospect. Maybe it is a sign of how much I had matured (or immatured)… Continue reading TED Talk: Jennings v Watson
Apparently someone out there is trying to brute force WordPress admin account passwords. Of course, older installers set the administrator username to the same account name: admin. Since this brute force is targeting that account name, WordPress blog owners are being advised to make sure to rename that account.
A few years ago a direction challenged friend asked me to go looking at houses with her. She had a knack for getting lost in neighborhoods. My job was to provide a second opinion and help her get unlost. Only a couple times did I need to suggest to her how to get out of… Continue reading TED Talk: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim
The start of an adventure usually starts when I tweet an annoyance: Who has two thumbs and regularly disables Sharepoint’s overflow: hidden CSS to re-enable the scrollbar? Me… A coworker asked a good question, which is, “Any easy/lazy way to make it automatic-like?” My response was a Greasemonkey script should do the trick. Okay, so,… Continue reading For Want of a Scrollbar
Read 52 books. Today, at 1/4 through the year, I should be at 13 books read. I am at 18. Post 180 blog entries. Today at 1/4 through the year, I should be at 45 blog posts published. I am at 24. A dSLR photograph a week. Made it all the way to week three.