Data Dangers from Outer Space

Data Dangers from Outer Space

Cosmic rays – the very name sounds like a futuristic beam weapon from a new sci-fi movie. But cosmic rays are quite real: powerful atomic particles hurled at near the speed of light by titanic explosions across the depths of intergalactic space. A hail of them, blown...
Free Books!

Free Books!

Book-lovers, silent movie aficionados, lovers of the Jazz Age, rejoice! The summer is coming to an end, along with those long, lazy hours, so perfect for indulging in light vacation reading, or chilling in a dark room watching the silver screen. But pull your head up...
Prime Time in July

Prime Time in July

The dog days of summer, as they once were called, not only historically came with a lack of serious news, but a slump in the retail market, too. People were assumed to be on summer vacation down at the beach or up in the mountains or off in some distant town. They...
How a $30 LED is Saving Us a Ton of Time

How a $30 LED is Saving Us a Ton of Time

Sometimes a real-world object is the answer to a virtual-world problem. We manage data backups for one of our clients.  If  you have ever done that job for even a small network, you know it can be a challenge.  The ideal situation is for it to quietly copy all the...
Welcome to the Gaming Multiverse

Welcome to the Gaming Multiverse

For children, everything, even work, is play. For adults, everything, even play, is work. So instead of just jumping in like a kid at Christmas armed only with boundless enthusiasm, for us old tired grown-ups, maybe it would be a good idea to first study the lay of...
Facebook at 15 Needs to Grow Up

Facebook at 15 Needs to Grow Up

Fifteen years ago, Facebook was born in a dorm room at Harvard. Unheralded and little noticed at first, Mark Zuckerberg’s baby took over the campus with surprising rapidity. First Harvard, then the Ivy League, then high schools, and by September 2006, the world....