How to deal with Internet Trolls

The internet is a strange and fascinating place. It's full of interesting works of art, entertainment sites, political action groups, cat videos and plenty of pornography, amongst many other things. It's a virtual space where people congregate and share ideas. However, it's also a largely anonymous place. This anonymity has encouraged the rise of the … Continue reading How to deal with Internet Trolls

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

Why Survival Skills and Knowledge of the Wild are Necessary in the Technological and Nuclear Age

Is American society prepared to handle the fallout from a nuclear attack? There was a false alarm over the weekend in Honolulu, which sent many Hawaiians into a panic. The alert was sent out over smart phones, televisions, radios and other forms of personalized tech, and was reportedly triggered with the accidental push of a … Continue reading Why Survival Skills and Knowledge of the Wild are Necessary in the Technological and Nuclear Age

Immigration and the Talent Gap

Hello French Fries! As I have alluded to in previous posts, there is a gap in available talent in the tech industry. While it's a good thing for workers like me who can command a higher salary due to the economic theory of supply and demand, for the industry as a whole it's a drag … Continue reading Immigration and the Talent Gap