Modernity

The nature of knowledge and its validity must always be challenged.  It is known that humans have very few answers to questions that are perfect in quality or nature.  Even if we come close to being absolute, we may only have part of the answer.  When science answers a question, there is always room for …

Social Horror (Tech Spin)

For my undergrad work, I took a bunch of religious courses.   I wrote this sometime ago.   I recently found it and thought it would be an interesting post because I believe it still applies.   One of the most important social problems of today is being alone in a crowded room.  Since the 1970’s technology has …

The Ethics of Hacking | ——————————- written by Dissident

I didn't write this but I think it is interesting. What is even more interesting is that this is at least 15 years old. Pre l33t TES Presents ------------------------------- |    The Ethics of Hacking    | ------------------------------- written by Dissident I went up to a college this summer to look around, see if it was where …

EA What Happened?

Enterprise Architectures.. I have been working around EA and EA tools for the last 6 years, it has been interesting to say the least.   I know that EA can cover a broad spectrum of areas so I will for the sake of this blog just stick with the DoD stuff.  The DoD has a …

There is nothing wrong with Anon

I was on my way home from work and heard an interesting discussion on NPR.   A caller dialed in and started talking about how frustrated he is with the local newspapers accepting online submissions of comments from people who are anonymous.   It was interesting because not long after that call another person called in to …

Pay your Invoice

Years ago when I first started to work for myself I found out quickly that a lot of people want your work but when it comes to paying they either take their time, forget or consistently try to renegotiate. Of course old ladies were the worst in the area of retweeking the deal. At the …

56 Page ITunes Agreement

The other day, I went to update my Audible app and was presented with a 56 page agreement.   It was 56 touch size pages but I still think that Apple is going beyond reasonable.   Agreement here One of the things that it says on the itouch is that if I click "agree" I …

Cloud Computing Ontology

Cloud Categories  There are three families of clouds. They were given Latin names by Luke Howard in 1804. They are Cirrus (curl of hair), Cumulus (heap) and Stratus (layers). There are 10 main types of clouds made up of combinations of these families. Clouds are also grouped by their height above the ground. Each cloud …

Manage Impossible

One of the major issues today in the workplace is expectation management.  I have read a lot of books on leadership and project management but still have had personal challenges in sorting out how to manage what seems to be unrealistic expectations. How do you manage unrealistic expectations?  I don't have a secret formula or …

You are being poisoned.

I just read an article here  http://www.prevention.com/7foodsthatshouldnever/index.shtml from Prevention magazine about foods that you should not eat.  It got me thinking.  You are not allowed to send someone a letter with poison in it.  You can't legally poison someone ... right?  According to this article, we are being poisoned and we are effectively poisoning our …