Snappy Fridays – Sys Admin Day

I’m willing to bet there are a few IT system or network administrators/(anal)ysts out there who have pulled a practical joke or two on several people in the office!  Well, to those of you who work in this capacity, this one’s for you!  Take a look at the video in the page I’ve linked below.

http://www.cdw.ca/content/sysadminday/default-ca.aspx

Happy Sys Admin Day!

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UfD: My Seven Tips for Blogging

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Food for thought

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Sometimes it is hard to find a topic for these posts, but for a while I’ve been thinking about blogging. I get asked questions all the time about my blog and I thought if you wanted to know my seven top tips for blogging, then what would they be. So I’ve been thinking about them for awhile and this is what I’ve come up with.

1 – Blog like you like to read blogs.

It sounds cliché but it is so true. If you want people to read your blog, think about the blogs you love and then ask  yourself why you like them. Then take those answers and apply them to yours. It is a valuable exercise. You want to railway-0709-1scattract like minded people to yourself, so blog the way they do. Don’t copy them, but look at the ways they do things and see if you can incorporate some…

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Snappy Friday’s – Breakfast!

Happy Friday to all!!  I have to say it’s been a tough week as you may have noticed.  Myself and Alvin has been absent from our regularly scheduled posts.  We will resume usual non-sense next week.  For now enjoy this picture of a bacon and egg on a roll with hot sauce, my usual Friday breakfast.

You know you want one too!

You know you want one too!

Android Getting Stagefright?

We all know nothing is bulletproof.  Somewhere, someone will always want to break in and steal your stuff.  Especially now, we carry around  basically a digital ID card, our (smart)phones.  We store anything and everything on it.  We can think we’re safe, but, sadly, we’re just really fooling ourselves.

This dude found this bug found in pretty much all version of Android, and it can be triggered via SMS.  Nexus users will most probably get the patch the soonest.  Lollipop users are also the safest, but not 100% safe.

A patch will be great if it can be sent out swiftly, but with different brands, skins, carriers, it’s tough.  This is where, and I hate to admit it, Apple has a leg up on Google.  Anyway, don’t read any unknown text messages with video attachments.   Even if it’s from someone you know.

Click on link below for full story.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/28/stagefright-android-vulnerability-heartbleed-mobile

Thank you to Alvin for bringing this up.