Thanking WannaCry

Yes, the title of this post may sound odd for an IT professional, but that is just it, I’m a professional, not just someone who gets paid to write code. I run into sooo many people who want everyone to believe “professional” means getting paid for it and nothing could be further from the truth. …

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UC Berkeley – Birthplace of The Fourth Reich

Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. The above quote is from “The Life of Reason” written by George Santayana and published in 1905. Perhaps more of you remember Winston Churchill’s version of it: Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it. Which was uttered …

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Le Frexit

In a few short days the French will cast their ballots to put Marine Le Pen in office. Yes, there are a good many people who wish to believe the investment banker running against her has a shot, they even have polling data to back it up. Just remember how well that “scientific” process worked …

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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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