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.
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.
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.
I hate Microsoft's Visual Basic programming language and by extrapolation I also hate VBScript. You know, VBScript, a VB subset language that a 17-year-old hacker used to compromise 100 million or so credit card numbers from Target and Neiman Marcus. Yes, that VBScript.
Set the Wayback Machine to the early 1980s, when the world of personal computing was just beginning to bud. The Commodore VIC-20. This is the story of my first personal computer and the man who told me to buy it.