State of the Union, Satirical Edition

Every year, except for the first year of a new president's term, the President of the United States makes an address to a joint session of congress reporting on the status of America's economy and detailing his or her's administrations policy goals for the upcoming year. This address is called the State of the Union. … Continue reading State of the Union, Satirical Edition

The Gap Between Technology and the Law

It is illegal for a potential employer to ask you about your religion, race, ethnicity or national origin while conducting a job interview. Discriminating against your application based on the results of those queries would be an absolute violation of your rights. However, there is nothing stopping a potential employer from looking you up on … Continue reading The Gap Between Technology and the Law

Tech Tip: Securing Your Systems and Information From Hackers

In the modern era, services involving sensitive information, such as shopping and banking, are commonly conducted over the internet. However, many of us are not careful enough with accessing our banking accounts or inputting credit card and social security information while utilizing these services. Here's a couple of steps you can take to ensure that … Continue reading Tech Tip: Securing Your Systems and Information From Hackers

NIST and the New Standards of Password Security

When it comes to password policies, most organizations have similar rules about what qualifies as a good password. Normally, they require a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case, lower case, numeric and special characters, cannot be one of the five most recent passwords used, and have a maximum age ranging from 30-120 days depending … Continue reading NIST and the New Standards of Password Security

Tech Tip: Accessing a Locked Out Windows Account

If you are locked out of your machine and forgot your password, do not fear! There is a way to bypass a locked windows account if you forgot your password. Below is the most effective method. You will need to have your windows installation disk handy (either in a CD-Rom or on a thumb drive), although … Continue reading Tech Tip: Accessing a Locked Out Windows Account

Tech Tip: Fixing an Unidentified Network on a Domain Machine

This error always annoys me whenever I come across it, but sometimes on a Domain Network, you will come upon a machine that will be unable to identify the network and won't be connected to the internet or the network share folders. Follow these steps while logged in as an administrator to get it back … Continue reading Tech Tip: Fixing an Unidentified Network on a Domain Machine

Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and Siri

Hello French Fries! I hope you all had a pleasant weekend. I spent half of it in bed coughing, so I ended up watching a season and a half of the Crown on Netflix. Not to be ethnocentric, but my main observation from that show is that British culture and society as it is portrayed … Continue reading Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and Siri

Net Neutrality, Target Audience, and Startup Programs

Hello French Fries!      I would like to wish a very Happy Erev Hanukah to any Jewish readers out there. I have gotten some feedback that I should clarify who my target audience is with this blog. This blog is mostly aimed towards anybody who is interested in the comings and goings of the … Continue reading Net Neutrality, Target Audience, and Startup Programs

Fridays, Football, Fast Computers, French Fries and More!

Hello French Fries! It's Friday, which means I'm full of anticipation for the weekend, where I'll probably be completely unproductive, ignore my to do list, and sleep until Monday when I'll wake up and say 'What happened to my weekend?!?!' Does anyone else get as excited for the weekend as I do? I am one … Continue reading Fridays, Football, Fast Computers, French Fries and More!