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Have You Had “The Talk” with you Kids? The Online Security Talk, That Is!

April 3, 2012
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Go to you kids right now and ask them if they know what cyberbullying is. Go on, do it! I’m going to guess that they might be able to tell you at least something. If they did, that is encouraging. Now ask them if they know what sexting is. Heck that word shows up in […]

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Consumer Clouds – A Comfortable and Easy On-ramp to More Complex Business Clouds

March 7, 2012
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I have multiple personalities. No, I’m not schizophrenic but I do have alter egos. During the day, I live and breathe cloud computing with my job as Technology Evangelist at GoGrid, a cloud infrastructure provider. And then the rest of my hours when I’m awake, I’m a dad, husband and technologist, trying to figure out […]

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How Internet Security Savvy Are You?

March 6, 2012
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If you have read any of my articles in the past, I find it extremely important to use technology as a tool to better your life. Some of those “tools” are for entertainment, and others are for security and safety of yourself and your family. Entertainment is obviously fun, as it should be, but security […]

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Guest on Intel’s Digital Nibbles Podcast – Talking about Consumer Clouds

March 2, 2012
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Recently, I was invited to be a guest on a podcast (sponsored by Intel) called Digital Nibbles and the topic was Consumer Clouds. Digital Nibbles is a podcast that discusses data centers, cloud computing and other topics around big data, DevOps, mobile and IT in the enterprise. As an interesting twist to the traditional corporate […]

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Getting Saucy on Cast of Dads Episode #45 “Dads CAN Cook Even When Sauced”

October 6, 2011
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We had quite a few topics stewing to be discussed on Cast of Dads Episode #45 “Dads CAN Cook Even When Sauced“. For starters, we had a conversation about a social media campaign that tried to use modern day social media tactics but using a very old and outdated stereotype, that of Dads not being […]

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10 Ideas for Facebook Parental Controls and What You Can Do Until They Are There

August 5, 2011
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Facebook needs parental controls – although I will bet that if you ask kids between the ages of 13 and 16, they would say that it definitely does NOT need ANY type of parental control whatsoever. But, being a parent and a bit of a social media junkie, I know that something is definitely needed. […]

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How To Use Chrome Instant Search to Test Twitter Status Updates & Use Reserved Characters via Web Intents

June 24, 2011
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Back in May, I wrote a post on “How to Pre-Populate Twitter Status Update the NEW Way via Links & Web Intents“. Essentially, Twitter updated the method for creating a link to “tweet” using their new Web Intents platform. Many developers (e.g., of WordPress plugins) and other designers are updating their code to support this […]

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Tips for Improving your Child’s Safety Online – An Interview with AVG Internet Security

June 8, 2011
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Last week I spent some time speaking about Internet Security for your kids with Tony Ascombe, “Ambassador” of Free Products for AVG, an Internet Security firm specializing in keeping your business and home safe from Internet threats. My feeling is that these types of discussions should take place regularly, and not just with security experts, […]

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