An anonymous Microsoft developer spilled some juicy opinions about why Windows kernel performance isn’t all it could be. Although he has recanted much of what he said, some of his insights make a ton of sense.
Livingsocial got breached. You need to change your password, if you have a Livingsocial account. There are two questions worth asking: How do you protect yourself, and how does this happen?
A very good question came in as a comment to my earlier post, the benefits of practicing IT at home. What do I mean by putting some Windows 7 machines on a domain? I mean standing up a server with centralized user accounts and shares, running on Windows Server or Samba, whichever you can afford. [...]
A long project can be paralyzing at times, making it hard to figure out where to start. A trick that I learned in model railroading is to just work on whatever small percentage of the project that bothers you the most. Then, when that’s done, cycle back, create another subproject that fixes whatever bugs you [...]
Earlier this week, The Register touted the benefits of having a home lab. That lab doesn’t necessarily have to be elaborate. But there is definitely something to be said for having some equipment that you can learn and experiment on, and that can break without the world ending.
I ran into a former supervisor from many years ago at the local Home Depot this evening. We had a pleasant discussion. It reminded me of a question I asked, right around the time he and I last talked. I asked whether it’s better to be a consultant or a permanent employee. Here’s what I [...]
I had a disagreement last week with a technical writer who argues that a sentence should always have as few words as possible. No exceptions, for no reason. I don’t agree.
HR departments and recruiters are watching you on Linkedin and other social networks. That’s an opportunity and a warning.
I’ve read multiple stories this week about potential employers demanding that interviewees hand over their Facebook passwords during the job interview so they can snoop around. There’s no good reason for this.
Someone tossed a Security+ study question my way this week. This is an example of Security+ trying to be CISSP Lite, but it’s still a valid question–probably for either test, and for SSCP and CISM too. A small not-for-profit organization needs to invest in a new expensive database. There is no budget for additional servers [...]