Making Decisions

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!

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

   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

      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

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

     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...
Coffee Code

Coffee Code

     Coffee Code       OK – back in April,  PHP got me smoking again – I’m fairly certain Javascript will lead me to drink this month – and who knows to what new lows  CGI or AJAX will take me…  My husband says that by the time I finish this program I’ll have so many...
WebMonsters

WebMonsters

I was lucky enough to be able to be a “stay-at-home-Mom” for the first 16 years of my daughter’s life. This is not to say I didn’t work during that time – I just didn’t get paid, or at least not much. Never being one to sit around being bored, I was always working at...
It Begins

It Begins

    It Begins       Why am I doing this? As of March 2, 2009, I’m attending a very intensive 13 month, full-time Web Technology program at my local College, by way of a midlife crisis career change. I have been writing bits and pieces of notes to myself, kind of like...