Friday, September 11, 2009

Laughing out loud

I was reading an article that Dr. Livermore linked to and almost burst out laughing when I read this line - "Good IT pros are not anti-bureaucracy, as many observers think. They are anti-stupidity." - Thanks Jeff Ello -"

I just had to share...

Friday, July 17, 2009

Summer Break

I decided to take the Summer semester off. This is my first school-less Summer since 2004.

This Summer I joined my workplace softball league and am spending time at home with my baby girl.

When the Fall semester starts up I'll try to start posting again.

God bless you all, have a safe and happy Summer!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Games are serious business

With real money on the line, hacking and cheating in games is serious business.

there are real, functioning economies in virtual worlds and online games, and that players cash in their virtual goods for real money, to the tune of more than $1 billion a year. -
Gold farming in China is almost an industry now -

Do you care

A 'civil liberties attorney' is stirring up drama by saying banks are collecting information about your computer to better protect your account.

Any website I go to can capture 'time zone, language, browser type, Flash ID, cookie ID and IP address'

I certainly don't care, do you?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Appliance-Oriented Architecture

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Governmental control of the internet

The 'Cybersecurity Act of 2009' may sound like a good idea up front, but in reality it gives the government control of "all networks considered part of the nation's critical infrastructure" - a.k.a. the Internet

"The government also would have access to digital data from a vast array of industries including banking, telecommunications and energy."
"It's really broad, and there are plenty of laws right now designed to prevent the government getting access to that kind of data. It's the same stuff we've been fighting on the warrantless wiretapping."

The bill would allow the government to create a detailed set of standards for cybersecurity, as well as take over the process of certifying IT technicians. But many in the technology sector say the government is simply ill-equipped to get involved at the technical level, said Franck Journoud, a policy analyst with the Business Software Alliance.

"Simply put, who has the expertise?" he said. "It's the industry, not the government. We have a responsibility to increase and improve security. That responsibility cannot be captured in a government standard."

Everything about this just screams bad idea...

Thanks to James Osborne for the article -

Technology innovation using 'obsolete' tech

Putting 'obsolete' tech to new use in the fight for literacy, especially in Africa