Learning to Smoke Camels

This is long, gross, often crass, thus you are forewarned. For those of you who don’t know, I am adopted. My parents picked me out at the New Bern, NC home for wayward babies. I was trouble even at birth. For my first 3 months I hung out with nurses at the hospital. So all my life, I have had a thing for nurses. Liked them so much I married one. So, when my primary care doctor got my lab work back, I got the “hey, why don’t you come in for a chat…” Any time my labs are abnormal, with no family medical history, my doc gets worried. Then I get worried, then my wife the nurse tells me[…]

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A Dozen Ways to Love Your Data

I started putting this article together while sitting in a coffee shop, and in the background “50 Ways to leave your Lover” was playing. While sipping my custom crafted triple shot extra grande vanilla mocha latte skim with no whip and contemplating cyber security conundrums and I came upon the idea of a dozen ways to love your data when you travel. And by data I mean files on your computer, login credentials, and things you don’t really want everyone to have access to. How can you securely use openfree wireless networks when traveling? Can we rely on a public Wi-Fi network when connecting to our bank, other financial site, social media or share our private lives online? The answer[…]

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