I may not like the stigma but suppose it’s time to admit to myself that, yeah, I’ve been a hacker for as long as I can remember.
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.
Have you ever walked down the same street for years before noticing something really obvious?
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.
Farmers survive by quickly learning how to do many things. Out of necessity in this high-tech era, they’ve also become hackers.
Work looks the same as play today. Hard to tell if you’re on Insta or looking at spreadsheets accounting just sent over.
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.
Still using Facebook? Here are some tips to use it more safely, protect your identity, and detect fakery.
WARNING –> This is a long read, which is why the important stuff is at the top.
If we’d only just discovered that the Earth is round, there’s still a bazillion websites out there claiming it’s flat.
Since becoming a grown-up, there are many things about childhood I remember fondly. One thing I was happy to forget about forever was allergies.
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.
One of the most important things we all learn as consultants is how to value our time.
Originally sketched out in my notebook on 2018-02-11 but I’m just getting around to posting it here now.
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…