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  • Blog Post: Salt-and-Silver

    I had a magic performance a couple of weeks ago and I decided to develop a new routine. I have never before performed this trick before. I like it because it is very heavy in sleight-of-hand and misdirection which are some of my specialties. Enjoy! (Clicking image takes you to YouTube, does not play...
  • Blog Post: One advantage of life in the cloud

    As I mentioned in my previous post , I recently went to Taiwan with my wife to visit her parents and extended family. And as I said in my previous post, I was really underwhelmed by the promise of “life in the cloud”. However, there is one big advantage – when I take pictures with my phone, it syncs...
  • Blog Post: It turns out that the NSA can “jump the air gap”

    In case you missed it, the other day news broke indicating that the NSA could spy on you using radio waves, that is, even if your computer was not connected to the Internet. From CBS News: The New York Times reported that the technology, used by the agency for several years, relies on radio waves that...
  • Blog Post: Humor–Opinions on Internet Privacy

    I saw this  a few months ago and meant to post it back then, so I am posting it now. Via XKCD .    
  • Blog Post: Humorous, or not-so-humorous, cartoon on the roll-out of healthcare.gov

    I found the following cartoon today on Reason .   If you’re not familiar with the situation, the US government rolled out a website, healthcare.gov, where people can go to sign up for health insurance which is mandated for individuals before the end of 2013 (not sure if that still applies or the...
  • Blog Post: Another humorous anecdote about the NSA story

    I found this, posted by one of my friends on Facebook. I thought it was funny and thought all of you might, too.
  • Blog Post: 4 Reasons to Stop Freaking Out About the NSA

    With all the chatter recently about NSA revelations and how they are spying on everyone, I found this funny video on Cracked that made me laugh a few times. I thought you all might enjoy it, too. 4 Reasons to Stop Freaking Out About the NSA -- powered by Cracked.com
  • Blog Post: What I’ve been up to lately – my Kickstarter project!

    As I wrote about a week and a half ago , I haven’t written a lot about antispam and security so far in 2013. But I haven’t been idle. No, instead I have been working on another project – launching a project on Kickstarter ! And my app is going to be awesome! I’m combining great writing, visual aesthetics...
  • Blog Post: Hanging around Buenos Aires

    For the last bit of December 2012 and the first part of January 2013, my wife and I were traveling in Argentina and Chile in Patagonia, the southern part of the country. The final two days were spent in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. I didn’t have many expectations of the place before I got...
  • Blog Post: IT Gangnam Style parody from F5 networks

    I found this Gangnam Style parody from F5 networks yesterday entitled “IT Style.” I found it entertaining, hope you do, too, techies.  
  • Blog Post: Do you know this guy? The troll? Internet Explorer fights back.

    For years, Internet Explorer has been maligned as the browser that trails the others (Firefox and Chrome). However, to its credit, IE 9 and 10 has always performed very well in security tests, beating its rivals. Competition has resulted in three good browsers. But yet, Internet Explorer gets no love...
  • Blog Post: Today is my 8-year anniversary of fighting spam

    Today is my 8-year anniversary of fighting spam.  It was July 12, 2004, that I got the job at Frontbridge as a spam analyst and we headed down to Los Angeles for 4 weeks of training.  Here’s a recap of 8 general trends that have happened since then: Image spam - In 2006, there was a huge outbreak...
  • Blog Post: Evolution of the antivirus industry

    I found the following elsewhere on the web .  I bumped up the original dates in the graphic by 3 or 4 years.
  • Blog Post: The island of Bali

    I decided to do another post of our trip to southeast Asia.  On my personal blog, my posts on travel are my most popular posts by far so I figured I would post it on here, too.  Who knows, maybe you’ll get a travel idea! For the second week of our two-week vacation this past April, the wife...
  • Blog Post: I’m a SpamCop

    Below is a 6-minute video, starring me (among others) about what it’s like to be a SpamCop.   When I filmed it, I remember thinking “Gee, this will be entertaining!”  But when I saw it on the big screen with everyone watching, I thought “Gee, what was I thinking?”  I’m on screen for about...
  • Blog Post: The Gmail man!

    I have to admit that this advertisement by Microsoft, poking fun at Google and Gmail – with an advert for its Office 365 service – is pretty funny. In it, they take shots at Google’s habit of scanning your email messages and extracting keywords and tokens in order to better target advertisements that...
  • Blog Post: Humor – Identity Theft

     
  • Blog Post: An Amazing Social Network (comic)

    I’m out on vacation, but enjoy this comic from All Things D :
  • Blog Post: Humor: Some funny images

    Funny stuff.  Both from Cracked.com .      
  • Blog Post: The coolest MAAWG ever

    (Note: Even though I am posting this during the MAAWG session in Paris that is occurring this week, this post does not refer to that.  Don’t let the title mislead you.) One of the things about MAAWG, well, any conference, is the interesting speakers where I can learn a thing or two.  At a previous...
  • Blog Post: Can I opt-out of opinion spam? Because that would be nice.

    Last week, my parents were in town and they were staying at my place.  I was commenting to them that my wife and her mother get along okay, but only because they are not living under the same roof.  Her mother has a habit of giving her plenty of unsolicited advice. My mother then said “I would...
  • Blog Post: What do phishers eat?

    I was walking around town yesterday and swung into Ben & Jerry’s with a friend of mine, and saw a flavor so intriguing I had to take a picture.  Apparently, phishers like to eat chocolate ice cream with gooey marshmallow, caramel swirls and fudge fish. Hmm, or maybe the rest of us like to eat...
  • Blog Post: What is this Google+?

    A few weeks back I voiced my reaction to Google+: Meh.  A commenter wrote that with 10 million users, it was very successful.  Yet I was looped into Google+ simply because I have a Gmail account and people were adding me to their circles.  That made me one of those 10 million even though...
  • Blog Post: The Great Firewall of China

    One of the financial blogs I visit once in a while is Minyanville, where I can watch the entertaining commentary of Hoofy and Boo.  They recently did a video on the Great Firewall of China.  Check it out, it’s only 2 minutes long and is quite entertaining. Hoofy and Boo – the Great Firewall...
  • Blog Post: Why it’s important to read the Terms and Conditions

    I’m watching the first episode of South Park Season 15 on the web (viewer discretion advised… serious viewer discretion).  It’s the one where Cartman and Kyle, and everyone else, get iPads. Kyle decides not to read the Terms and Conditions and it turns out to be a huge mistake.  They skipped...
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