Security is hard. And the bad guys are smarter than you

Security is Hard and the Bad Guys Are Smarter Than You

Just recently, two things got me thinking about just how hard security can be – whether online or offline. Earlier in the week, Lastpass – a service that securely stores usernames and passwords – issued a security incident report. Lastpass is a reputable company with a team of highly skilled security engineers, and their business …

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Running WordPress on EC2 with a little help from Bitnami

Wordpress on EC2 with Bitnami

Recently I upgraded a few of my WordPress websites to run on Amazon’s EC2, thanks in no small part to Dan Ackerson’s wonderful guide on how to migrate your WordPress blog to EC2. This is probably the point where I wax poetic about the wonder of cloud services, and how Amazon has enabled even a …

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Big Corporations Learning a Thing Or Two From Politicians

Microsoft's political attack ads

Yesterday Microsoft posted an ‘interview’ with Computer World where they claimed Google was failing to win over the enterprise with their cloud services. A few hours later, Appirio – a Google reseller – posted a clever rebuttal.  It strikes the tone of a teacher patiently correcting a student’s mistakes. Snarky ads in the tech world …

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IE9 Update Prompts Some Browser Musing…

Long road ahead for Internet Explorer

I admit it, I’m somewhat of a geek when it comes to browsers, I find I am compelled to installed every new update that comes along even when I know it will lead to nothing but weeks of pain and misery (like my recent debacle with Firefox 4 beta 1 thru beta 7…). I’m constantly …

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Why Apple Wins – Even If The iPad Flops

Why Apple Wins Even if the iPad Flops

For the last few weeks I’ve been seeing an almost non-stop stream of articles from the tech blogosphere about how the iPad is an overhyped device destined to go the way of the Apple TV or the ill-fated Newton. At best it will fill a small niche and complement Apple’s other offerings. Many have extolled …

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