So – You Think Commodity Hardware and a Free OS are Business Worthy

We may soon, for the first time, see executives go to prison for this ludicrous decision and the actions they took after. If you haven’t heard of the Equifax Inc. (EFX) data breach you haven’t turned on either a radio or a television or went to an actual news site with your browser. Business after Business …

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The Gender Fluid IT Crisis

Most everyone reading this is familiar with the Y2K crisis where lots of computer systems simply weren’t going to work after December 31, 1999. Many conspiracy theorists believe it was a scam to earn more money and that there never was a crisis. The theorists are wrong. IT workers put in millions and millions of …

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Which programming language offers the best job market?

I got sucked into a discussion on Reddit with this very question. No, I don’t hang out on Reddit. I wouldn’t even go there but a couple of technical writing crawlers periodically drop an email with links to things there. So, let’s get a few things out of the way up front: There is no …

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Will the Last One to Leave Uber Please Turn Out the Lights?

One universal fact in life is that you can only get so far being an asshole. Travis Kalanick found that out this week. This whole brow beat employees into slavery thing is so very Walmart, most likely the next company to have an Uber fail. CEOs who decide they want more for themselves arbitrarily slashing …

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Google AdWords and the Fool

Some number of years ago I wrote articles for Fool.com or some blog portion of it. I don’t even know if they have that site or any portion of it anymore. I actually got along with one of the people I reported to, so not a bad experience. Then, one day, when management was changing …

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