Saturday morning I spent an hour watching the Google video that Breitbart put out. If you haven't watched it yet it's here There are several things that struck me about this video: The least important observation is that the appearance of the crowd completely confirms the stereotype that people have to tech types which by … Continue reading My Takeaways from the Breitbart Google Video
The Internet is forever Modern Proverb This is the only bit of advice that I have given in all caps but it is about as critical as it gets. In life there are always frustrations and in the days before the internet people vented in a bar, or to a friend or, as I like … Continue reading 30 Tips to Stay Married 30 Years Today: NEVER VENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
Just as I was finishing my post last week on the fake DCU phishing scheme and how to recognize it. I noticed a 2nd such email in my box, it was similar but had one variation that I thought was worth pointing out Of the 5 clues I mentioned in my first post three are … Continue reading Another Week a (Slightly Different) DCU Phishing email
He (Joe Morgan) said once you picked up one thing you’d start looking for the others, and you’d see them too. I used to play cards with a guy like that. He’d read your eyes and know what you had. Drive you crazy Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract pp349 1985 on Joe Morgan & pitchouts … Continue reading How not to be Taken by this Fake DCU Phishing Email
The Boss is at CPAC, along with Stacy McCain, so be sure to scroll around the homepage here for exciting posts and videos, and of course you will also find some great posts from the other fabulous writers here too! It is good to be back here at Da Tech Guy Blog and it is … Continue reading The Silence of the Bloggers
Way back in the 1990's my friend at work Brian introduced me to a game called Colonization still one of the best games ever to come out from the magnificent mind of Sid Meier (and a game that still holds up will 20 years later although an updated version with 3D graphics and multiplayer mode … Continue reading The Twitter/Facebook/PC/Alexa/ETC Facts of Life Explained Once More.
If you're a conservative who uses Twitter, you're likely very aware that your Tweets don't get the same amount of attention as liberals' Tweets. A good chunk of this can be attributed to the nature of social media itself; there are simply more liberals using it. I've often attributed this to the notion that conservatives … Continue reading What you already knew about Twitter is worse than you thought
4th Doctor: Scringe stone found in a dead man's pocket? A lost mine? A phony map. Are people still falling for that old guff? I mean, are they? 1st Romana: You mean you didn't believe his story? 4th Doctor: No. 1st Romana: But he had such an honest face. 4th Doctor: Romana, you can't be … Continue reading Some Simple Reminders about PC/Computer Security
"Bring up the turnover blog on the big screen" The first time I said those words on the US Pacific Fleet watchfloor, I got a weird look from my Intelligence Specialist, a Navy Sailor who only recently joined our team from his basic school. "A blog? Sir, we work in intelligence, not blogging." My watchfloor, … Continue reading Spies don’t share well
My profile on Gab has increased dramatically lately that's a good thing because stuff like the continuing exile of conservatives and the new censorship tools are leading to results like this: Twitter shares sank Thursday after the social media company reported quarterly revenue that missed Wall Street's expectations and issued guidance that fell far short … Continue reading There’s a Lesson for Kellogg’s & Nordstrom in this Twitter Story
Prime Minister Jim Hacker: I could tell that you were warning me that St, Georges Island might need our support. Luke: Oh yes... Well no actually, [in panic] only in one paragraph on page 107 [of 138]. Prime Minister Jim Hacker: It was enough, I could take the hint. Yes Prime Minister: A victory for Democracy … Continue reading Obama’s Flexibility on Russia ends
This flashback post stands up well because there is a reason why warranties are the length they are. What a difference a year makes When mentioning my Inspirion 1150 in the past I've said it never gave me any trouble. My warranty ran out three weeks ago. On Saturday I installed a friends copy of … Continue reading HiWired/LightFrog Flashback: What a difference a year makes
Another old Lightfrog/Hiwired post with tech advice that stands up to the test of time: Tis the season to choose wisely An awful lot of money is going to be spent on new computers in the next 25 days or so. My basic advice is simple: Figure out what you want your system to do.Figure … Continue reading HiWired/LightFrog Flashback: Tis the Season to Choose Wisely
Trust but verify Ronald Reagan When I read this response from Mark Zukerberg to Brent Bozell's worries about Facebook labeling news as fake: I expressed grave concern with this decision and the liberal 'fact-checking' organizations Facebook has chosen. Mr. Zuckerberg assured me that his express aim is to eliminate only patently false news stories from Facebook. … Continue reading What Facebook said to Newsbusters and What I heard
Mr. Scott: There's an old old saying on earth: "Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me." Mr Checkov: I know this saying. It was invented in Russia Star Trek Friday's Child 1967 They say those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. So when I saw this story … Continue reading Letting Facebook Label what News is “Real”?, Are you kidding ME?