Hey DaTechGuy, What the X*#(&)(@ is Taking So Long with DaMove?

Glad you asked. Yesterday I got a big surprise in the mail, it was a letter from the new company with a check for what I paid already for the move. I was bluntly told that our database is so corrupted that there is simply no way to get it imported.  They tried multiple different … Continue reading Hey DaTechGuy, What the X*#(&)(@ is Taking So Long with DaMove?

Some Simple Reminders about PC/Computer Security

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

Spies don’t share well

"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

There’s a Lesson for Kellogg’s & Nordstrom in this Twitter Story

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

Obama’s Flexibility on Russia ends

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

HiWired/LightFrog Flashback: What a difference a year makes

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

HiWired/LightFrog Flashback: Tis the Season to Choose Wisely

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

What Facebook said to Newsbusters and What I heard

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

Letting Facebook Label what News is “Real”?, Are you kidding ME?

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?

HiWired/Lightfrog Flashback: Where are all the Moon Maidens?

Back in 2005 when I worked for HiWired we started a tech blog that was unique at the time, providing some free tech advice to customers and non customers alike who needed it. Today I found myself looking at some old posts from the HiWired Blog and wondered how many of those posts stood the … Continue reading HiWired/Lightfrog Flashback: Where are all the Moon Maidens?

Technology Jobs with High Salaries

Some of the most lucrative career paths that you can pursue are those found within the broader field of technology. Check out the short list of technology jobs below if you’re hoping to land a job that will allow you to enjoy the perks of a high salary. Software Engineer Software engineers play an integral … Continue reading Technology Jobs with High Salaries

Big Businesses Under Increasing Threat from Cyber Attacks

Cybersecurity has definitely been in the headlines lately because both businesses and government agencies have been hacked and valuable data has been stolen about everyone from employees and politicians to consumers. But big businesses, in particular, are under a greater threat from cyber attacks, and with more people sharing a lot of information about themselves … Continue reading Big Businesses Under Increasing Threat from Cyber Attacks

Ads say the darnedest things

As a social media nerd (perhaps you know the type), I take note of the political ads in the sidebars and footers of the blogs and pages I follow. The unseen forces that affect ad-placing algorithms have figured out that I'm pro-life, and most of the political ads I see are for more-or-less pro-life candidates. … Continue reading Ads say the darnedest things

The Liars at Facebook insult my Intelligence and yours

Just after the Islamic Terror attack on the gay nightclub Pulse, Facebook, you know those guys who insist they are not censoring conservatives, decided to take strong action...against one of the most prominent opponents and a onetime target of Islamic terror Pam Geller .@FACEBOOK REMOVES OUR PAGE in the wake of JIHAD SLAUGHTER IN #Orlando … Continue reading The Liars at Facebook insult my Intelligence and yours

Facebook Dialogue for Dupes vs Direct Action

Montgomery Scott: The Best Diplomat I know is a fully charged Phaser Bank Star Trek A Taste of Armageddon (1967) There was a famous exchange between Harry Truman and Soviet Foreign Affairs Minister Vyacheslav Molotov over the Soviets refusal to carry out their agreements concerning Polish Self Determination. He then walks into the room with … Continue reading Facebook Dialogue for Dupes vs Direct Action