A whole month with nothing but a Chromebook to use for writing, browsing, image editing, emailing, and communicating. It wasn't easy, but it was easier than I imagined.
There are no sacred cows to someone who believes that consumer devices and self-service IT are the keystones of the new business model. IT Apologist Ken Hess takes on Consumerization and bring your own device.
Kenneth 'Ken' Hess is a full-time Windows and Linux system administrator with 20 years of experience with Mac, Linux, UNIX, and Windows systems in large multi-data center environments.
The end of MtGox. The wildly fluctuating prices. The major losses and hacks. The utter nonsense of it all. It hurts, doesn't it? But you know what? I told you so.
Tonight at 10PM EST, I join John Oliphant, James Welbes, and Craig Tumblison for their Practical Chrome Podcast show. In this live 13th episode, "Tell Me What You Really Think", I discuss my ongoing 30 day adventure with my Acer Chromebook.
If you build it, they will come. No truer words were ever spoken. Building a better PC isn't difficult; it's just not something that anyone thinks about while lamenting the dramatic drop in PC sales. Build a better PC and we'll buy it.
Kickstarter, Snapchat, Target, Neiman-Marcus, and other high profile companies have fallen victim to malicious hacks. Kevin Jones of Thycotic Software and I discuss the implications and solutions.
A snail mail letter to Target REDcard holders includes an apology, some good information, and improved services.
The popular crowdfunded site Kickstarter has been hacked and the breach included usernames and passwords. Change your password now to prevent further damage.
Personal cloud services, portable storage devices, and email are a company's worst enemies. Malware is much less of a problem than once thought.
The HP Slate is HP's answer to the Post PC tablet device trend and it's a good one. My HP Slate is as cool as an iPad mini at half the cost.
Beginning tomorrow, February 1st, 2014, I'm conducting an experiment that I'm calling "30 days with the Chromebook". At the end of the month, I'll present my Chromebook diary to you.