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The ars technica badbios haox of 2013

31 October, 2013 (17:10) | antivirus/spyware, blogging, complaining, prediction, security | No comments

My boss sent this about an hour ago, it was good for a laugh on a few fronts. If you are smrt, you know why otherwise enjoy your imagination for the day. Happy h day! Ok so if you are having problems firing up your thinker and moving away from this lonely corner of the […]

Mac users – I told you so, John Dvorak did too

16 April, 2012 (20:14) | antivirus/spyware, prediction, security | No comments

Nice to see some predictions come true. From my own blog here in 2009- With today’s news of Snow Leopard including some sort of anti-spyware/malware (i doubt antivirus.) I decided I should compile a list of my favorite mac holes for the macholes that seem to say there aren’t any. The culture will shift once […]

Windowsnerd.com vs ABC’s The Bachelor

20 February, 2012 (20:09) | Mindless Blather, prediction | No comments

God I hate this show. Only in the US can you have the polygamist player asshole show garnering an #1 ratings spot while real news (and G4tv’s Morgan Web) is falling off the radar. Nevertheless, due to my female counterpart’s enticement programme, I end up noticing most of each episode while playing Star Wars – […]

Extreme Couponing – Dangerous and mostly illegal

21 May, 2011 (07:22) | antivirus/spyware, Easy Money Making, prediction, security | No comments

Watching the TLC show Extreme Couponing immediately leaves a computer nerd with a skeptical feeling. Coupons today are driven by an incredible data mining corporate machine, it is hard to understand the $/hour cost of couponing and selling your soul vs getting a job. A little googling shows the illegal status of bar code fraud […]

Mac tablet prediction – wild crazy one including OS11

10 January, 2010 (20:45) | mac, prediction | 1 comment

Ok so this one is out there. Apple is on top of its game. Macland has to know that Chrome will destroy the teeny userbase OSx has within the next 2 years. Most people use the web. Thats it. Web apps. My mom, my cousin, most of my employees. They all use the web. At […]

Securing HIPAA data on a laptop

4 May, 2009 (18:22) | prediction, security | No comments

I’m tired of looking for resources that define how to properly secure Hipaa data on a laptop. HIPAA¬†Title II is vague and seems to indicate that you need to secure patient data with good current industry standards. What are those standards? It reminds me of FERPA. I’m going to define “best effort according industry standards” […]

Mac vs win-PC article on PCworld nails some good points

28 April, 2009 (18:35) | mac, Mindless Blather, prediction | No comments

Priceless- http://www.pcworld.com/article/163836/eight_reasons_your_next_computer_should_be_a_pc.html There are many many other reasons the cycle won’t be broken. Macs are cool, just not going to dominate. Home users tend to buy what they have at work. Mac refuses to support old OS and software choices. Too many businesses get stuck in a rut where they run an old Windows OS […]

Predictive dynamic blacklisting

24 July, 2008 (05:36) | prediction, security, software | No comments

Are they ever going to call it blocklisting and smurf listing or something? This black and white thing generates some bad press. ANYHOW… SRI and SANS came up with this sweet predictive blacklist fun. It reminds me of what Symantec used to do with their free log reader software,¬†Deepsight . Symantec used to give this […]

Magicjack – Stupid infomercial but groundbreaking telecom killer

5 July, 2008 (06:45) | networking, prediction | No comments

MagicJack has this great snake oil salesman. The first minute or so I was watching the infomercial, I was laughing. Then the VOIP light went off in my head and the idea that if someone could make it brainless to install, telephones become a 0 cost ad supported service. Suck on that Comcast! This guy […]