Picture from androidandme.com. Cross-posted to the Blue Coat security blog. There will always be malware for popular platforms – taking advantage of the most popular platforms brings benefits to those who seek to gain at the expense of others. We’ve seen this in the past – the popularity of Microsoft’s Windows platform (as compared to […]Read More Cybersecurity Trends for 2014 – Trend 3 – Wearable Malware
Litecoin, Dogecoin, and Bitcoin (here slashed for emphasis). Cross-posted to the Blue Coat security blog. There’s a lot of press about Bitcoin, which is an electronic currency that has been around since 2009, but really only in the attention of most people since 2011. Created by “mining”, or solving difficult math problems, each ‘coin’ is […]Read More Cybersecurity Trends for 2014 – Trend 2 – Cryptocurrency Surprise
Picture from financialcrimeconference.com. With the news that Hong Kong will now be reporting Americans’ incomes to the IRS, it seems that there are few places on earth where one could go to stay away from the prying eyes of the US government. As the only country that taxes its citizens on income earned worldwide, being […]Read More Is Americanism a Virus? Can It Get Blood from a Stone?
Picture taken from the wired.co.uk article. The father of Computer Science, Alan Turing, is to get an Institute named after him in England. Recently posthumously pardoned for his “crime” of “indecency” (what they called homosexuality back in the day), he is finally seeing the tribute that he deserves. Not only did he come up with […]Read More Father of Computer Science, Alan Turing, to Get Institute in England
Picture from macharianthunderguard.blogspot.com. So I made it to sixty-six straight days of posting on my blog (in an effort to do more writing, and to get better at it), and at that point, I got sick. I slept for 15 hours straight one day, and that killed my streak! Of course, since then, I’ve been […]Read More Habits!
Night Owl Society Logo from drawsigner.com. Waking up on a regular schedule is difficult for me, unless it’s from 3am until 11am. I don’t know why I am this way, but that’s always been the best way to schedule things. I had a summer job that allowed me to sleep that schedule, and it was […]Read More On Being a Night Owl
Picture from novelnovice.com. Having read all the Hunger Games books, I decided I would watch the first of the movies. It was actually very well done, which was surprising. Typically, movies adapted from books tend to be quite poorly done, because the books often contain a depth of information that’s just not possible to contain […]Read More Movie Review: The Hunger Games
Image from goodreads.com. Dan Hurley wants to know what can make him smarter. He’s written a book about the different ways that he can learn to become smarter, including everything from smart drugs to nicotine, to exercise, to brain training exercises. He goes through each in turn, exploring their history and current applications. His goal […]Read More Book Review: Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power
A low-res picture of me (taken from my Mac, not Glass). Over the weekend while I was in California, I picked up my Google Glass. It’s a very interesting device so far, though I’ve not had nearly as much time to play with it as I would have liked to this point. It takes a […]Read More On Becoming A Glass Explorer #throughglass
Picture from fotki.com. I’m sitting not far from where the gent in the picture is sitting. While I have any number of improvements that I can suggest to people (and as @british_airways knows, I’m not shy about telling them), overall I do like the service that I get on British Airways. I’m sitting in the […]Read More Heading Back to London!