Here's a random sampling of some articles I wrote for my blog. Call it designing with words.
Come July 1, while Canadians celebrate our country’s birthday, it’s us that get a present! Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (CASL) rolls out in full force. It’s good news for consumers, bad news for small businesses.
Another day, another Internet Explorer security threat. The latest big bad to hit the IE family is so severe that the US Department of Homeland Security is urging the public to stop using the browser until it’s fixed. I have a better suggestion. Stop using Internet Explorer!
When tragedy strikes, the news is where people used to turn for the latest and greatest—until the Internet. Then along came social media. This is the new News. Isn’t being hyper-connected great? What’s better than reality television than actual real television? Sadly, both can be equally as fake.
Today we learned the fate of Timothy Lau, a 21 year old who was part of the Stanley Cup riot in 2011. He faced four charges, more than anyone else who took part that day. You do the crime, you face the time, right? Well, not unless the media made your crime too public, then you’re off the hook. Lau got a 4 month sentence. Since when does the media exact justice?
It looks like Mother nature chose to trick instead of treat this Halloween. Hurricane Sandy’s wrath saw New York, surrounding areas, and as far north as Canada become an apocalyptic disaster zone. It’s a good thing many people have the internet, social media and smartphones to come to the rescue, right? Wrong. When power went out, cell service down and battery life draining, many people were left with one question. Now what?
IT budgets are being slashed, IT support staff have to “do more with less”, and yet more and more demands are always being asked. Corporate (C-level) executives focus on the bottom line (as they should), so when push comes to shove, they just make it simple—centralize. Less hubs, less expenses, more profit. What’s an IT guy to do?