Following up on Predictions for 2018 in Tech

On New Years Eve, 2017, we wrote an article with predictions for the 2018 year in tech.  Now that the Halloween has passed and we are in the midst of the end of the year Holiday season, now's a good time as any to reflect on those predictions, and see what we got right, and … Continue reading Following up on Predictions for 2018 in Tech

The First Recorded Cyberattack

Twins Francois & Joseph Blanc were men ahead of their time. They are quite possible the first people to hack technology in order to commit insider trading, and they got away with it! We’re talking about two guys who hacked the top-of-the-line highest tech communication networks in the world at the time they hacked it: Napolean’s … Continue reading The First Recorded Cyberattack

Utilizing NEAT While At Your Computer

Those closest to me know that one of my primary focuses this year is to break many bad dietary and physical habits in order to gain control of my health and lose 8 year’s worth of excess weight. As a web developer and systems administrator, this can be a difficult task given that I normally … Continue reading Utilizing NEAT While At Your Computer

Best Language Learning Apps

Technology has had a global effect on humanity, bringing peoples and communities who are geographically distant closer together. Through instant communication and easing the diffusion of ideas, tech has helped give rise to Walt Disney’s ideal of a small world after all. However, even when we can instantly communicate with the far corners of the … Continue reading Best Language Learning Apps

Chatrooms and Politics

No matter where political philosophies reside on the left-right spectrum, we can all agree that we live in energetically charged political times. The rise of right wing reactionary political factions in Europe and America, reenergized and emergent left-wing factions in Latin America, Canada and Europe, growing desperate Islamic dissatisfaction in the Middle East and Africa as … Continue reading Chatrooms and Politics

Best Apps for Weight Loss and Fitness

There's an old adage that says "Summer Beach Bodies start in February". Since it's the beginning of March, what better time to go start trimming the fat then now? I've started a strict diet and exercise regemin, and being the techie that I am, I've done some research recently on apps that would assist me … Continue reading Best Apps for Weight Loss and Fitness

Nostalgic Retrospective of the 1990’s

I grew up in the 1990s and consider myself a child of that decade. It was a crazy time to be a kid, what with the catchy advertising campaigns, questionable food choices, forgettable fads, and total disregard for fashion. So here is a nostalgia-infused list of the most groundbreaking trends in tech in the 90's, for … Continue reading Nostalgic Retrospective of the 1990’s

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

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