That's the way it's always been done, and other reasonings of a well run college

The Setting: TAFE college, locked classroom.When: Monday before Cup Day. (No, it's not important other than to signal to other Australians that there would be a very low attendance rate as Cup Day, the next day, is a holiday.) Time: 8.30am. (And I pride myself on getting there on time. Me and two students. )The Aggravation: The fact that this classroom is locked for the 13th time in a row despite the fact that I am timetabled in there, same time, every week....more

Hacker’s Delight: Google Chrome’s Security Flaw

Earlier this month, the internet was in an uproar over a security flaw (or feature) that was discovered in Google Chrome. As an avid Chrome user, I was shocked to find out what all the noise was about....saved passwords....more

Facebook Security... NOT

  I'm re-posting this little spoof on Fb SECURITY with a catchy picture to trick you guys into reading it. ...more

Dropcam HD WiFi Camera

 The Dropcam HD WiFi Camera is one of the most versatile cameras on the market.  Whether it is used as a baby monitor, video camera or security camera, users are sure to like it ease of use, set-up and 720p HD quality video....more

Kensington ComboSaver Lock – Avoid Travel Theft

  Kensington ComboSaver Lock Traveling with a laptop is often a necessity.  Even if it is just to the local Starbucks, theft is a definite possibility.  In fact, the FBI says that a laptop is stolen every 53 seconds according to its report in 2005....more

Recovering After a Break-In

As a writer, I’ve always wished for that great story to tell.  Now that I have one, though, I wish I were telling someone else’s story.We arrived at our shore house last weekend to discover that we had had a break-in.  Thankfully for us, we believe this was a one-time thing and the man who did it is behind bars now.  But I still find myself in moments of disbelief that all of this really happened in our home away from home....more

Under Lock and Key (or How I Learned the Muppets Were Big Enough to Deadbolt the Front Door)

Plans were for an easy night. Got home per usual, unloaded the muppets, opened the door and embarked upon the multiple treks needed to shlep all our stuff back inside.I heard the giggle. The door closed.I heard the bolt click. The world went slo-mo. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.Fuck....more

How To: Understand Google's New Privacy Policy and Protect Your Data

So you might be aware the Google launched a new privacy policy earlier this month. In fact, you might have bookmarked it for later reading, and then though "screw it" when it popped up in your face and clicked "I accept". Hmm. What did you just accept? Should you be worried? I read it. Accepted it. And then I took some measures to protect myself....more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” The Best Direction at This Time 3-19-12

At a crossroad, wondering what decisions will hold more importance and greatest value in the long run.In particular, career ideals versus practical day-to-day personal security are in the spotlight.Opposing Energies: impulsive, workaholic, unmotivatedThought-provoking necessities such as the acquisition of new skills, or expanding hobbies to create practicality and a foundation for future development, is the best direction at this time....more

Home

I am home and ready to sleep in my own bed and it is good.When I was younger I loved traveling and sleeping anywhere. The adventure was all.Now, I love the leaving and the being away. But at the end of the day. I want to be in my own home, in my own bed....more