Why Don’t You Have a Blog?

I’ve been anticipating this question since I put up my blog. “Why do you have/need a blog? Don’t/Can’t you just use Facebook/Twitter/insert-social-network-here?” Nobody has asked me this question yet so I haven’t really been able to post a response. Instead of waiting I thought I’d just write about it. Why I Have a Blog The reason is quite simple. I’m not a fan of any other social network out there. It’s not that I’m against them, they have their uses, but I just like having my own place to write. Let me elaborate. Facebook Numero uno in the social world, yet … Continue reading

Google Reader Shuttered

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It’s not really news that Google has been closing services recently. Most of them truly have a limited user base and probably cost more for Google to maintain than were profitable. When I mean profitable I mean both as a revenue generating manner through ads, technology proving ground, or user information gathering. This is why it is very hard for me to believe that Google is now closing Google Reader. Yes, you read that correctly.  Google will be powering down Google Reader as of July 1st of this year. I have watched other Google services close and often thought to myself, … Continue reading

Evernote Security Breach

You read my privacy article RIGHT! I suspect that there a few new Evernote users after my Evernote article. If you are a  haven’t checked your email then this is what you’ll find: Dear Evernote user, Evernote’s Operations & Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service. As a precaution to protect your data, we have decided to implement a password reset. Please read below for details and instructions. In our security investigation, we have found no evidence that any of the … Continue reading

Internet Privacy

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We All Know It… Keeping information private is hard. Really hard. The old mantra “if you don’t want anyone to know about something than don’t write it down” still holds true more than ever.  Before the internet if you were to have written down something sensitive you could be lucky enough to destroy the evidence.  Now with the internet once you write something online it’s there.

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Evernote – Never Forget Anything!

My first thought when I heard about Evernote was, “oh, a note taking app. I’m not in school taking classes. Why the heck would I need something like that?” I was completely wrong. I had a complete misconception on what type of notes Evernote takes. I also had a complete misconception on Evernote’s use. If you have never heard of this application/service I suggest reading on!