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 …

Basic Searches

I work in an industry where knowing information or gaining information quickly is very valuable.  There have been days that people have lined up outside our office door with questions.  While I definitely appreciate the fact that people come to me and my team and trust us to provide the answers they need, I think …

Eight Ideas

Eight ideas:   While working for Lockheed Martin some years ago they had a program called Creative Central.  While the program itself was lacking because it didn’t have greater corporate support it did something for me personally.   Every day I had a car ride that with traffic could amount to an hour or more and …

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