Covid-19 and Security Theatre

I was walking through the casino at Binion’s on Fremont Street, Las Vegas last weekend, and I couldn’t help think about an old friend. Dana Epp, one of the smartest people I know, and an IT security expert, introduced me to the term Security Theatre. I don’t remember how many years ago that was, but... Continue Reading →

No Power? What to do…?

As many people do, I have two separate smartphones... one for myself, and one for corporate use. I am contracted to a large bank, and we take IT security seriously. There is no cross-pollination between the two worlds... my personal device has whatever I want on it, but my other device is all business. I... Continue Reading →

Azure Exams: Different?

Since I started working on Microsoft Azure certifications, I have noticed a lot of things that are quite different from what I am used to.  for instance, the single, non-technical AZ-900 exam does give you a certification (Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals). Okay, I passed that exam... but when I went to start looking for courseware... Continue Reading →

Electile Disfunction

Tomorrow our friends to the south (I'm in Canada... for the more geographically challenged, I am referring to the United States of America.  Yes, I know about Alaska being part of the USA and being to the north... can we just get on with it?  Thank you.) are going to the polls.  The mid-term elections... Continue Reading →

Remember

It is that time of year again. The debate over when to put up Christmas decorations has begun.  The minute Halloween is over, people rush to put them up.  Within a few short days, we go from Orange and Black with spooky melodies to Green and Red with cheerful melodies.  I hate it. I have... Continue Reading →

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Windows 10?

Yes, it has actually happened.  The title of this article is a callback to The Sounds of Music.  My ex-girlfriend (who will not be reading this article) would be proud. On October 4th I wrote an article called Windows 10 1809: What's New.  I was all excited.  Two days later I wrote 1809 Recalled.  Microsoft has since... Continue Reading →

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