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Making Decisions

    Making Decisions       Well, it’s been some time since my last post – and I have made a decision. I’m going to start my own business. Wow – look at that – one little sentence and my whole life is about to change. Now, this is not a...

School’s out!

School’s out! What a long, strange trip it’s been… For over a year now, I have been part of a group, focused on learning, adhering to a schedule (mostly), and with a clearly defined path to follow. Now the program is finished, and I feel like I am...

Dreamweaver Disappointment

   Dreamweaver Disappointment    OK. Have you ever seen that movie, “A Christmas Story”? The one where 9-year-old Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: “an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock, and...

Black Hat Hacking

      Black Hat Hacking       Lock up your silver and hide your daughters away… They’re out there – the cyber-outlaws, riding around the net in their virtual black hats, hijacking, impersonating, stealing data, and generally raising hell online. Most normal...

Secret Decoder Ring

Secret Decoder Ring OK – Right now we are studying Web Security in the course. This is a subject guaranteed to make the most sanguine person just a little paranoid. Apparently, no data is totally secure.  Public keys, private keys, certificates, hashing, encryption of...

To post or not to post

     To Post or Not To Post       A friend of mine recently emailed me to complain that too much time had passed since I updated this blog. I hadn’t realized that there were rules about how often one had to post – I had thought it was sufficient to post only when I...