Chrome Flat On My Desk

Last week I was lucky to have squeezed an early sample of the Samsung Chromebook Pro out of my distributor for evaluation. This is not a review of the device but of how a device like this one, equipped with the ChromeOS stack might fit into the enterprise. Continue reading “Chrome Flat On My Desk”

LED Lighting Lunacy

I recently put together a co-working space in my rural hometown (post coming) as an alternative from my old work-from-home model.

As part of this exercise in dressing up an ancient tin-ceiling storefront it really drilled home how important effective lighting is in my work space for the entire room (and not just the economical task light).

I was looking for this, but couldnt find it so I crunched it myself. Here’s the history of artificial light in one graph.

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Note the logarithmic scales for the intended perspective.

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News Flash: World Wide Web is Wild Wild West … still

Okay, so this shouldn’t be news to anyone moderately concerned with the safety of their personal information or corporate resources, but this week reinforced a growing trend in information systems:

The web-browser is the largest attack vector on any platform.

This week saw one disclosure and two separate 0-day attacks which left nowhere to hide on the web.

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2012: The Fall of Garden Walls (Kindle Edition)

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It struck me yesterday as I looked at the reviews of the new Amazon Kindle e-Reader I preordered on launch day (the Kindle Paperwhite 3G). The walled garden is indeed doomed to fail despite excellent user interfaces. I know someone writes an op-ed piece about this every few years, but at least since the iPhone was launched it looked like maybe some walled gardens could stand.

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