Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April Fools again...

I didn't want a day to go by without an update. For those of you reading between the lines, Funk and I may start the podcast this weekend. For the rest of you...

We'll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgement of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again.

No no.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Social Engineering / Safe Computing

I'm a reasonably intelligent guy and I didn't wake up on a turnip truck, probably because I fell off when it hit a speed bump on the information superhighway. Which leads me to my topic for today. Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me thrice, I won't get fooled again. No no.

Early this morning, I got an email from BofA Online <> with the subject: "Avoid a possible reactiovation fee." I don't like fees. I don't like fleas either. Here's the email message

Our valued customer,

You have given an incorrect password for Bank of America Online Banking three times and, therefore, must confirm your account details. To do this, please follow the link below.

Now, even though I DON'T have an account with Bank of America, I thought "oh noes... I've got to confirm my details." Bad idea #1.

Then I hovered my mouse over the redacted link which wasn't actually redacted but you already know that if you're paying attention... are you?

Even though the link said
when hovering my mouse cursor over the link and looking in the web browser status bar, I could see that clicking on the link would take me to So I clicked on it anyway. Bad idea #2.

Google Chrome now warns me... Reported Phishing Website Ahead! Like a dope, I go there anyway, cuz I love sushi? Bad idea #3.

Now I'm on some hacked Netherlands website that's trying to steal my non-existent Bank of America login credentials. At that point, I gave up and closed the page.

Have a nice day :)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Back on the radio? What's a podcast?

April Fools.

Details coming soon...

In the meantime, You may contact me about my contract system administrator pricing and availability

To prevent SPAM, you'll have to read between the lines and then email me "gj" (without the quotes)


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I got an email from the Borg Queen. She said it's totally futile to attempt any continuation of this blog. From now on, resistance is futile. ALL new information can be found HERE. #Subscribe.  ---
P.S. the link is

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Opps... I forgot my password.

In my quest to keep this 'blog updated everyday, I ran into an obstacle so grande... so gigantical... so Esperanto... that I could not overcome the force. I came across the password barrier. Let's talk passwords for a moment shan't we? Here's list for passwords that are easily hackable:


Now here's a list of strong passwords (one of them being mine that I use for sites like Blogger.)


The problem with strong passwords is that they are hard to remember. For instance, here's my AOL strong password.


My daughter recently had her Yahoo account hacked by what I assume was a hacker. The password was only medium, not well done. The hacker then began using her Yahoo email account to send out SPAM. I've since changed her password to the following:


She hates typing it... but it's the only way to keep the pirates at bay. Don't let them dock their hacking boats close enough to swim onto the beach that is known as your computer's Sandy Bridge Processor.

With that being written, expect a follow-up tomorrow, next week or next year.

Yours Truly,


Saturday, December 1, 2012

I ate too much tofurkey.

My new year's resolution is to create a new blog entry here everyday. In the meantime, it's nothing but excuses. WELL EXCUUUUUUUSSSSSE ME!

Who knew tofurkey was loaded with L-tryptophan? And to make matters worse, someone slipped a Soma into my vegan gravy. I slept for days. That pretty much covers from Thanksgiving until now... but what about the blogless period of time from November 12th to Tofurkey Day? Well, on a few of those days, I had writers block. Then someone stole my computer keyboard. Also, my dog ate my blog.

Since this blog is 100% high tech, here's my story and I'm sticking to it. I bought a Samsung Chromebook. I think I'm digging Google Chrome as an operating system. I got the one with 3G so in case I can't hack my way onto a WiFi network, I get 100 megs a month to send that emergency blog post to Blogger from wherever... whenever. There's also 100 gigs of Google Drive cloud storage for two years as part of the deal.

I may even take back the Windows 8 touch tablet I bought on the Wacky Wednesday before Black Friday. Let me now finish today's posting with a joke. Windows 8.

You've been great. Don't ever change.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Adobe Reader, Flash and Oracle Java - PU!

I was having a good Sunday. My friends went to church. I took medicine for my sore back and that gave me some creative juice. I drank the juice but not the Kool-Aid. I refuse to drink the Kool-Aid.

You don't need Java. You don't need Flash and your don't need Reader. They all suck. They're a cesspool that bring in malware. They constantly need updating. I never got a virus on my paper... lined or otherwise. Unfortunately, computing without the above poo-poo is not a pleasant experience in the real world. So many idiots program their webpages and apps to require Java, Reader and Flash, that you might as well be Amish if you're not going to have those apps installed on your compooter.

This blog post is now three paragraphs. I didn't want to go there. Just make sure your required crapware is up-to-date. Update your OS too if there are any updates available. Then take a chill-pill and chillax.

Monday is coming, until the end of the World as we know it.