Month: September 2017

  • TED Talk: How To Ask Good Questions

    Why ask questions? Sometimes being able to ask a good question is more important than finding a good answer. If the video above does not work, then try How To Ask Good Questions: David Stork at TEDxStanleyPark What makes a question the best? Clearly stated and unambiguous There must be a solution Solution method exists […]

  • How wide was the Equifax data breach?

    143 million US consumers were caught up in the data breach. I keep seeing it portrayed as 44% of the US population. But, the US population includes children. Initially, it seemed to me the better metric was 11 million more than all of 2016 IRS tax filers. The problems with this latter comparison? Lots of […]

  • Overuse of SSNs

    The overuse of the Social Security Number bothers me. Healthcare providers use the SSN. They all want it, so they all have it in their files and databases. Given the push to move records to electronic form, they all have it recorded in databases. This makes them tempting targets for fraudsters. They have to use […]

  • TED Talk: Defending Against the Earth Killer Asteroid

    What’s six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid — and there are lots of them out there. With humor and great visuals, Phil Plait shows us all the ways asteroids can kill us (yipes), and what we must do to avoid them.

  • Acknowledgement

    Trying to get a price quote from a vendor. It has been two full weeks. The first week plus was confusion within their organization who should be working on it. See, back in April they reclassified our account, so we got a different representative, which is fine. But four months later, they should not be […]

  • Collected Quotes 2017-SEP-01

    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. — Anaïs Nin (via thepowerwithin) Staying true to yourself is not about staying the same. It’s not about making a goal to be the exact individual whom you were since day one. Staying true means expressing what you think, feel, and value; regardless of when in […]