Technology and Me, We Don't Get Along

I'm currently sitting on the sofa inside a hotel room of a small, cozy, not very state-of-the-art hotel in Pittsburgh. I've been here for eleven days, teaching in a graduate school program, and have two more days to go. I've just received a note slipped under my door stating that tomorrow the locks on all the hotel room doors will be switched over from old-fashioned keys to some newfangled contraption that will require a magnetic key card/thingie. Immediately, I call the hotel desk and ask if my room can be made exempt from this makeover until I check out....more

Five Things Every Black Woman in Tech Needs in a Support System

It’s already an uphill battle being “the one” or one of the very few, especially when you’re in the tech field. You spend almost every day trying to prove your abilities and education aren’t just a stroke of luck or the result of some Affirmative Action hire. Any input or response you provide is usually sifted over like a search for pearls in the sand, even if it’s the most obvious solution possible. If you happen to disagree with someone and hold your position, then you become the “Angry Black Woman.”...more
yet one more reason why i <3 our POTUS!more

Why the Media Madness Over Hillary's Emails is Just Another Smokescreen

Notwithstanding feverish media squeals about Hillary Clinton’s “private” email usage as Secretary of State, the fact is she adhered to the laws in place during her four years in that position.  The law insisting solely upon .gov email usage for government employees was not passed until nearly two years after Clinton left office, as Clinton made clear in Tuesday’s press conference.  Click-hungry pundits and agenda driven Republicans’ fear of Clinton’s “se...more
NichelleRae  You bet I do, Nichelle!  AP, NYT, WaPo and Politico have ALL had to walk back their ...more

8 Ways to Improve Your Blog’s Appearance

It’s spring cleaning time for your blog! The Internet is a visual place, so when it comes to a blog looks matter. Here are some of the ways you can improve your blog’s appearance, making it a more pleasant place to visit: Sidebar: Consider pairing graphics up side-by-side instead of one on top of the other ....more

What is a Virus?

Have you ever had the chicken pox? This common childhood illness has another name—the varicella zoster virus. Like all viruses, varicella replicates itself, spreading though the body, and eventually appearing as itchy red blisters all over the body. But the virus doesn’t stop there; it can spread to other people through physical contact and through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It’s not a very fun illness to have....more

Keyloggers log wirelessly

Gee, it sounds like something out of one of those 1970s TV shows about government spies, but it’s reality: Plug this little thing into a wall socket and it records the keystrokes of a person nearby typing into a Microsoft wireless keyboard. The little gadget sends the information back to the gadget’s owner over the Internet....more

Challenge Accepted! An Interview with Bsifx0692

Hello everyone, and welcome to another...more

4 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Digital Life

Spring is in the air (if you’re in the northern hemisphere) and it’s traditionally a time to clean every nook and cranny and get rid of excess stuff in your house. But it’s also a good time to clean up your digital life. Just like your house, your digital life needs a good cleaning once in a while, but sometimes this can seem like a daunting task, so here’s some tips for you to get started....more

How Not to Get Your Sorry Ass Fired: Part 4

As you have no doubt brilliantly deduced from the title, this is installment number four in Mama AnnMaria’s Guide on How Not to Get Your Sorry Ass Fired. Dead guy Do the work you are assigned to do. This may seem like anyone with a brain functioning above zombie...more

Hands on iPhone photo tips part I

I have received several comments in the last weeks asking for iPhone photo tips, so now I will make good on my promise to write a post about this. Turns out I have more to share than I initially expected, so this will extend to a couple of posts. ...more

5 Relationship Survival Tips for Travelers

When my partner and I first met, we did the best we could when it came to “dating” because we both had very hectic schedules and we lived in different states. The long distance was hard enough, but adding the fact that we both traveled for work only added more challenges. A couple of years later, he moved to a closer state and became more stationary, but my travel increased a great deal. ...more
One time when I was traveling, I picked a time (maybe noon), and every day I texted my husband a ...more

FREE Make Money From Home: Make Money Online Quickly eBook

If you are looking to make some extra income, check out this great freebie! Amazon has this fun Make Money From Home: Make Money Online Quickly eBook for FREE! Many kinds of work from home is something that can be extremely profitable and fun ....more

One Big Reason Your Website Should Be Mobile Friendly

Why Should Your Blog be Mobile Friendly? There are a few obvious reasons: Because in today’s world almost everyone uses their phones to be on social media. ...more