Here's a random sampling of some articles I wrote for my blog. Call it designing with words.
Despite a 6 year streak of not losing my wallet, the ongoing craziness of 2013 has put that one to rest. Luckily there was no money in it (who has money in their wallets these days?), my debt you can have! As I’ve gone through the motions this week replacing things and adding credit alerts, I’m noting one scary trend. What’s up with the lack of secure “security questions”?!
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?
If Shakespeare were alive today, what do you think he’d have to say about today’s literacy? All of these LOLs and OMGs, hashtags and 140 character snippets. He’d think we’ve all gone mad, turned back into cavemen—this is certainly not prose! Would he have a point? Have we regressed, or has our literacy just evolved?
Hot on the heels of Apple’s successful new releases, there’s another group looking to score big—hackers. Armed with phishing emails that lead to phoney login pages, these bad guys are after your Apple ID, password, and more. Don’t worry, there’s good news. Their attempt is bad—really bad.
Remember when you had to be home at a certain time to watch your favourite TV show? Not anymore! The freedom is great, right? Well, not always. Thanks to social media, your friends can wreck everything—but it’s not just them. Now the shows themselves can do much worse.
The media was set on fire last week when Beyoncé Knowles rang in Barack Obama’s inauguration with a beautiful rendition of the star spangled glory—that she lip-synced to. While the track that played was her singing, the world cried ‘controversy’ because Bey didn’t actually perform live. My thoughts, who cares?!