More Thoughts on Google Docs

Back in March, I mentioned my plan to write my independent study in Google Docs instead of going the usual route and using Microsoft Word. Now that I’m officially done with that project, I thought I’d give you a postmortem of how things went. Thinking back, Google Docs (at least the word processor component of […]


Security Theater

My favorite security expert is Bruce Schneier, and not just when it comes to computer security. Sure, he understands that better than almost anyone else I can think of, but he also has a deep understanding of the underlying concepts of security, including the psychology behind it. Schneier is an outspoken critic of many of […]


A Few Helpful Web Tools

Here’s a short list of three really cool and helpful web tools/technologies that I use on a daily basis that you should take a look at too. OpenID OpenID has been gaining lots of traction lately, and is definitely one technology you’ll want to keep on your radar. At its core, OpenID is an open […]


Blog Recommendation: Brazen Careerist

Though I didn’t have much time for blogging last week in between work and life, I wanted to pass along one of my favorite new blogs to you. It’s called Brazen Careerist, by Boston Globe columnist Penelope Trunk. Penelope offers lots of great career advice to readers, especially those on the early end of their […]


What Are You Listening to Right Now?

I am constantly keeping my ears opened for new music of all types, most recently with my discovery of the Silversun Pickups yesterday. So, dear readers, I’m asking for your help. In the comments area of this post, tell me what artists/albums/songs you’re currently listening to right now? Even if you don’t consider it new, […]


Quick Look: Citizen Marketers – When People are the Message

A couple of weeks ago I received a free advance review copy of Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba’s new business book, Citizen Marketers: When People Are the Message. I’m a couple of chapters into it, and so far it looks to be at least as good as their now classic (in my opinion) Creating Customer […]


Checkout Vox if You Want to Start Blogging

A couple of years ago, if a friend or family member wanted to start blogging, I always had one recommendation for them: use Blogspot. This Google service had a lot going for it for beginners, mainly that it it’s free and simple and easy to learn. While these are still true, I think there’s now […]


Digicam Recommendations?

We had an unfortunate camera accident at Kael’s birthday party on Saturday, so our two year old Canon PowerShot S410 has seem its last day. The motor’s jammed, and we’re getting the dreaded E18 Error, so there’s little hope it’ll start working again. We loved that little camera, mainly because it was small enough to […]