Sunday Funnies – Dial Tone

Once upon a time in 1936 rotary dial telephones were introduced by the Bell System.  This introduced telephone subscribers to “dial tone” which indicated the phone system was ready, the “ringing signal” which indicated the phone number you just dial was getting the phone call, and the “busy signal” which indicated that the phone number you just called was already on the line with another call.  Here’s a video that explains the whole process. 

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Mastering API Security: Best Practices and Implementation Techniques

APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) are pivotal in modern software development, facilitating communication between different systems and applications. However, as APIs become more integral to business operations, securing them has become increasingly critical. Ensuring API security involves protecting the API from malicious attacks, unauthorized access, and ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of the data being exchanged.

Understanding API Security Threats

  1. Injection Attacks: Attackers insert malicious code into the API, which is then executed by the server. SQL injection is a common example.
  2. Broken ...
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8 Reasons Why Creativity in Game Design Is Important

Creativity reigns supreme when it comes to game design. It goes beyond playing the game—it’s about creating it. When kids learn to design their games, it can lay the groundwork for their development and success in many fields. They’ll get the creative skills they need as game designers.

These are the other reasons why creativity is essential in the world of game design.

1. Promotes Innovation

Letting kids explore their creativity when creating games teaches them to think outside the box and develop ...

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Sunday Funnies

Comedy, satire, opinion, political humor, and stories for your entertainment


Happy Cinco de Mayo


Woman Contacts Tech Support

The young woman who submitted the tech support message below (about her relationship to her husband) presumably did it as a joke. Then she got a ...

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Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day: DMARC Policy Changes
Chef’s Special:  Square Review Phish

Examples of clever phish that made it past my anti-spam nets and into my inbox. Some are contributed by clients or readers like you, and other reliable sources on the Internet.

You can send phishing samples to me at

My intention is to provide a warning and show current examples ...

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