Bitcoin – Intel – and the Coming Financial Near Apocalypse

Eventually a better version of this will most likely be included in “The Phallus of AGILE and Other Ruminations.” I wanted to get at least part of it written down while much of it is fresh in my mind. I went to visit friends shortly after New Years Eve and we got into a discussion …

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Do You Really Think Any of the On-line Services Keep Your Identity Information Safe?

Maybe the TJ MAXX breach didn’t scare you because you don’t shop there. Maybe the Target breach didn’t scare you because you don’t shop there. Maybe the Yahoo breach didn’t scare you because you never opened an account. The RNC data breach probably didn’t scare you, even though Time and other outlets report the information …

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Why 1099?

Some pieces of this content have been in other posts by me. I’m going to put it all in one post so I can just send recruiters here rather than have the same conversation for the 32,767th time. Why 1099 instead of W-2 or Corp-Corp? I started in IT consulting well before we had the …

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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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