The Internet everyday people know through Google and Bing is less than 20% of the total number of sites that exist on the Internet. What is the Dark Web, anyway?
To a new understanding, action, motion that moves us closer to perspective.
Data flow diagrams quickly improve operational resilience. Here are some quick-win places to start.
As ever, there are some things kids might ask for this year that might not be the best choice.
How can we teach kids media literacy so they grow up to be discerning?
Last night, in a dream of all things, I was reminded of a very real encounter that changed my perception for so much the better.
Since I last wrote about it, Technology Operations (TechOps for short) has evolved. Here’s how.
Like making lists? Me, too. Even though my lists may not look like lists in the traditional sense, they still serve a pretty cool purpose.
Yesterday was kind of a big deal, celebrated quietly inside my own heart. It was the 10th anniversary of the day I completed a labor of love that changed my life for so much the better.
WARNING –> This is a long read, which is why the important stuff is at the top.
In his novel, Time Enough for Love, Robert A. Heinlein wrote the ultimate creedo for the human race.
Generally speaking, don’t use jargon. Just, don’t.
Experience is the move.
Neil Postman (March 8, 1931 – October 5, 2003) was an American author, media theorist and cultural critic, who was associated with NYU for forty years. He wrote countless articles, papers and seventeen books. Though my personal favorite is Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Neil is best known for his 1985 book about television, Amusing…
The first part of this post built an analogy, that centralization is like DIY (Do-it-Yourself) and decentralization is like DIT (Do-it-Together).
If we can agree on that analogy, simply for the sake of conversation, then we can take it a step further by looking through that lens into some specific contexts where this approach can add value to our efforts by breaking down our silos.
Tired: DIY (Do-It-Yourself)
Wired: DIT (Do-It-Together)
It’s not a big secret. Organizations need to be much more proactive about security. Firewalls and antivirus are not a plan anymore, they are doors and windows that can and will be circumvented. Expecting that attackers will simply stay off of your network is foolish. No one knows the moment they’ve been hacked. They find…
Change is a big theme this time of year, the only time we seem to be collectively on board with change is now, at the changing of the calendar. Oh, funny life. In any case, we all enjoy taking a look back, and a look forward, at trends, methods, tools and strategies that worked well,…
This is the best advice I’ve ever received. It’s so good and I am so grateful, it is the only advice I ever offer. Not surprisingly, it’s transmitted directly and indirectly by some of the greatest characters in fiction. I offer it to my 5-year-old each day when I drop him at school. He answers…
TOUGH CHOICES When I chose to forego college, preferring instead to join the working world confident that doors would open, there were a lot of the kinds of reactions one might expect. Most asked things like: “what are you thinking?” “why would you do such a thing?” “what are you planning to do instead?” My…
Many of us make great sacrifice to avoid it. Laws are written and put into place to stymy it. Large, expensive buildings are built to protect against it. Minds are made up against it and reject ideas that even hint at it. Blockades of all sorts are built against potential outcomes that may lead to…