Is this a scam? A true-life story.

November 9, 2018, 11:29 pm security

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine told me how she brought her personal laptop to work one day and had trouble connecting to the printer. She did what any of us would do: went online and Googled for a solution. Even better than a list of instructions, she found an ad from a company who could log on...

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When the news about Facebook’s role in spreading fake news in the 2016 presidential election broke, my reaction was “finally.”

Finally, people will see how harmful it can be. They’ll leave in droves. Well, that didn’t happen, did it? You’re still on it, aren’t you?

I joined Facebook about t...

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4 Things from Palo Alto

September 17, 2018, 11:48 am palo alto travel powerlifting

Last week, I got to travel to Palo Alto for work. It's been about a year since I've been. There were 4 things that made life less stressful this time. The first two had to do with public transportation, as I am determined not to start using Uber. (You know what you did, Uber.)

  1. Clipper. I bo...

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So, as of this year I have been able to say I've worked in information technology for about 20 years. I've had nine different employers and at least 21 different bosses. We truly do not live in the one-career, one-employer environment of past eras, particularly in the technology fields. Given my...

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Recently, I've become interested in powerlifting. I got some books from the library and studied YouTube videos of active powerlifters. I bought Starting Strength and The Barbell Prescription.

Granted, the disciplines of powerliting and software development don't have tons in common. But w...

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