Clickbait Alarmism

I have seen a number of alarmist headlines about various security issues that mostly appear resolved. In one that I saw today, published last week, the article detailed a vulnerability and waited to the end to say that the problem had been fixed! That’s irresponsible in my view. By all means publish details and the […]

Thoughts on the iPad Pro

Some changes in how you work make the iPad Pro a great choice I was very happy to receive an iPad Pro for Christmas from Mrs. Claus.   I will skip a discussion of the iPad Pro’s limitations and comparisons to the Surface Pro – those have been generally well done all over the place […]

World War Three

So, fully meaning to be alarmist, the one thing that has been truest for me in IT this year is that the third world war is already being fought on the Internet. The bad guys are multiplying, becoming more professional and more sophisticated and more dangerous every day. Some are state-sponsored. Some are terrorists or […]


(Originally posted June 24, 2012 on my defunct Tulane blog “Texan at Tulane”) So I have been talking with colleagues about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) – the buzzword trend of customers who have their own mobile device or such coming to campus.  Some of them want to control the customer through policy or dictate.  […]

Loving and Hating the Cloud

(originally published on my defunct Tulane blog, Texan at Tulane on January 01, 2012) So I have a love/hate relationship with the cloud. I love the potential. I hate the poor implementations. And when I say “poor” that means “doesn’t work the way I think it should work.” I am, as an N of 1, […]