Monthly Archive: June 2012

Bad Idea: Age discrimination by sales people in the tech industry 3

Bad Idea: Age discrimination by sales people in the tech industry

Recently Lauren and I attended an open house for a Datacenter/Hosting Company. Since it was an open house, there was no set schedule other than the event starting at 4 PM. I mention this because we showed up within a few minutes of the start time at a point in which there was basically no one around except for the Hosting Company staff. You’d think that we’d get a drink,...

John’s gone on vacation, English slaughter time! 0

John’s gone on vacation, English slaughter time!

We’ll call this post a PSA. As of today, John is off on this crazy thing called a “vacation” (aka Fleeing the country). As he is the Master Of English around these parts, we’re throwing a little party while he’s gone. The party is where I slaughter the English language for shits and giggles. Fear not, you’ll get to enjoy posts as per our regular schedule.

A (p)review of the Guild Wars 2 beta 0

A (p)review of the Guild Wars 2 beta

Guild Wars 2 had an open beta this past weekend and I received an invite since I had pre-ordered the game (back in August of 2009, for the record). It was very clearly labeled as an open Beta, “Feel free to talk about it with your friends,” noted the load screen. Sure, it’s just NCSoft trying to drum up more interest, but I’ll help them out by giving you a...

WWDC 2012 Keynote Wrapup 0

WWDC 2012 Keynote Wrapup

As a professional IT person, I make a point of watching the livestream for events like WWDC Keynotes. Within 24 hours someone is asking me if they can have the new X, what I think about the new Y, or some questions about the exact details of Z. Plus I prefer to get my information first hand, not summarized (when possible). After the 2012 WWDC keynote I have some thoughts...

Is your internet going to break this weekend? 0

Is your internet going to break this weekend?

Somewhere between 350,000 to 400,000 internet users are currently infected with some very nasty malware known as “DNSChanger”. It got this very clever title because it… wait for it… changes your DNS. Hijacking someone’s DNS would allow bad guys to do click-fraud, login hijacking, man-in-the middle attacks, or any number of bad things. Fortunately the FBI shut down the bad guys a while back and put up temporary (safe) DNS...