Look! Up in the sky! A Cloud!

For the last several years, Salespukes have been screaming “Cloud” from the rooftops. So much so, I often wonder if they even understand what they’re actually saying. They always make it out to be some big, complicated deal that is so awesome, it justifies paying $300/mo for it.

I’m here to tell you that’s straight BS. “The Cloud” is buzz-speak for “off site”. I’m gonna tell you about my adventures in making my own Cloud Storage and Cloud Backup.Continue reading

What’s in YOUR password?

Someone didn’t bother reading my carefully prepared memo on commonly-used passwords. Now, then, as I so meticulously pointed out, the four most-used passwords are: love, sex, secret, and…god. So, would your holiness care to change her password?
Hackers, (1995)

Passwords. They keep things safe and yet are the most hated thing about technology. If I had a dime for every time a user said to me “can’t you just make it something simple or do away with it all together?!”, my face would be on the cover of Fortune Magazine.

Fortunately, you can have super-complex passwords AND not be bothered by them.Continue reading

Hold my beer and watch this…

When you hear those words in the South, you are guaranteed to witness something spectacular. It may be the coolest thing you ever did see or it may be about the dumbest things you ever saw.

This area is no different.

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