The Heartbleed Bug- Simple answers to common questions

You’ve all heard about the Heartbleed Bug by now. You know that little lock or key you see when you type an address into your web browser to show it’s a “secure” site? Well, it turns out there’s a serious bug with the security on sites that use what’s called OpenSSL to make those sites …

A Public Service Announcement about Passwords, the Cloud, Your Computer and Your Phone

If you follow these sorts of nerdy tech things, you may have heard about the Wired reporter who had his entire online life hacked a few days ago. Mat Honan freely admits he should have known better, but he was like too many people who are increasingly putting their lives online in ever connecting ways. …

Death of an F (or the Final-ity of a Chicago Users Group Name)

Update and clarification: None of the film editing users groups mentioned in this posting are dead. Some have simply changed their names. I received feedback on this article from concerned readers who pointed out to me that by simply looking at the headline title of this post in a web search, it could result in some confusion about …

Death of an F (or the Final-ity of a Users Group)

Update and clarification: None of the film editing users groups mentioned in my original posting are dead. Some have simply changed their names. I received some feedback on this article from some concerned readers that by simply looking at the headline title of this post in a web search, it could result in some confusion about …

Television of the Future

Ten years ago, I was the guy who had the first everything. If it was new and it involved technology, I was the first kid on the block. At some point, either I became too busy to keep up with everything or I simply discovered it was financially more sensible to wait a bit. You …

Taming the email Inbox… a few tips

Email is a wonderful thing. It’s also a horrible thing. It’s gotten to the point where people get so much email, they’re not even reading it any more. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said to a colleague, did you get my email about the such and such, and they just look at …