SC World Congress Sound Bites

A Much delayed post, but I never got around to fitting it in while out of town. I attended last year’s SC Wold Congress in New York at the Sheraton. I look back on it now and it was influential in my search for new employment for companies on the leading edge of security. I …

Passwords – Have you Changed yours lately?

By ASHLEE VANCE Published: January 20, 2010 Back at the dawn of the Web, the most popular account password was “12345.” Today, it’s one digit longer but hardly safer: “123456.” Despite all the reports of Internet security breaches over the years, including the recent attacks on Google’s e-mail service, many people have reacted to the …

Searching beyond 2009

I was reviewing the Google Zeitgeist page showing the top searches, patterns and trends of 2009. zeit·geist | Pronunciation: ‘tsIt-“gIst, ‘zIt | Function: noun | Etymology: German, from Zeit (time) + Geist (spirit) | Date: 1884 | Meaning: the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era. The information is interesting and enlightening, in …

Let’s Get Physical

I haven’t written many blog posts for the last few months of the end of ’09. Mostly because I’ve been traveling and visiting with with family and friends I haven’t seen in over 6 months. When I travel my primary way to interact with people is in-person. I check email, social sites and twitter less …

Will Technology Lead to a Better Future or Just More Clutter?

Technology is a part of everyones lives, now more so than ever. I never thought I would see the day that my mother got an iPhone before I would (or some other “cool” smart phone device – I’m still using a cracked Blackberry as shown below). 2010 is said to be the year we further our lives with tech and become more mobile, use more web based services (cloud computing), and demand that everything we do occur immediately (real time) and more locally defined (Geo tagging and local search).

Facebook Punk’d Techcrunch

I’m an avid reader of TechCrunch. Like most blogs they compete on the edge for eyeballs which puts most in the grey area of posting both actual news and rumor even without confirming from any discernible sources. TC does a good job on updating us all on Valley stories, news and tech but they still …

Programmable matter technology to manipulate designs in 3D

Imagine being a designer or any discipline: fashion, architecture, automobiles, or technology and having tools that would allow you to physically shape your project in real life before even producing a design draft? The technology would allow you to manipulating consumer products or designs in real-time with your fingers in a 3D representation of your …

Protect Your Internet Freedom

Please contact Congress through this web site. This is serious shite. Please spread the word. Here are the Companies supporting this effort (http://www.itsournet.org/About_Us.php). It’s Our Net The giant phone and cable companies are trying to take control of the Internet away from the public and convert it into their own private, corporate network They’re boasting …