Sunday Funnies – Why You Have Computer Problems

sharky-150-100393005-bylineThis is from Computerworld Shark Tank, which I read daily.  These are funny stories about computer users from an IT perspective.  Normally I have not shared these funny stories with my readers because this is a bit of IT “inside baseball.”  Plus you might just recognize yourself in the story, and be offended, which I would like to avoid.  But this one is too good not to share.  Please ...

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Sunday Funnies: Overcoming Negative Reviews

On of the banes of the Internet for a small business is getting a single negative review that makes your otherwise great business look bad.  I’ve always told my clients to face it head on; leave the review up, but provide a backstory about what you did to resolve the issue.  If someone didn’t like your stuff, and complain online, you need to let everyone know you refunded their money, or whatever you did to try and recover for this ...

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Sunday Funnies – Property Rights in the Internet Age

Thanks to Pete Rigsbee from Postnet MN 112.  This is from his newsletter.

kids-playing“I was walking by the park the other day and saw a group of young children that made me chuckle and think of these “Toddler Property Laws.” Enjoy!

  1. If I like it, it’s mine.
  2. If it’s in my hand, it’s mine.
  3. If I can take it from you, it’s mine.
  4. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine.
  5. If it’s mine, ...
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Sunday Funnies – Rage Against The Machine

Neo-Luddites in the 21st Century

My son introduced me to this great political metal rap group more than a decade ago, and this article has nothing to do with them.  I am just ripping off their name for this article about a couple of man on machine acts of violence that hit the news recently.  Hope this isn’t a trend.  When the machines become self-aware and find out about this, they will be pissed.

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Sunday Funnies: French Parking Meters Insult Mayor

I usually go off-topic on Sunday, but every now and again something funny happens in the world of cybersecurity.  According to Sophos, some clever wag, possibly a disgruntled former employee of the parking meter company, possibly an outside hacker with a political ax to grind, was able to breach the computer system that controlled the parking meters in Meaux, a small town outside of Paris, and place a message insulting the town’s mayor at the bottom of the ...

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