Experience is the move.

the move to a new understanding, an action, a motion that moves us closer to a broader perspective.

Anti-virus and Anti-malware: What’s the Difference?

You may wonder, “I have antivirus installed so I’m good, right?” Nope. Anti-virus is better than nothing but it’s not good enough to be your sole protection against the more sophisticated types of threats we see today. Keep in mind that viruses are also a type of malware among several common types that anti-malware detects better…

Idea Machine

My little boy teaches me to innovate within a limited set of materials and parameters through a simple but challenging exercise: he asks me to draw a unique napkin for his lunch each day.

The Underrated Power of Lists

Like making lists? Me, too. Even though my lists may not look like lists in the traditional sense, they still serve a pretty cool purpose.

FIREWORKS

It’s a great time of year to share a fun fireworks vid I made a ways back:

Father’s Day 2019

A self-indulgent letter to a son from his dad to be read some day in the distant future.

Guardian Firewall for iOS

Guardian’s firewall for iOS is about to be released in the U.S. Here’s some early thoughts on it.

Say hello to Jack

We picked up our new puppy yesterday and he’s settling in very nicely. Of the puppies I’ve raised in my life, this little guy is v.3.0 and is a mature release, to say the least: rode home in the car chill as can be, took a family stroll with all of us last night after…

The Teeter and Totter of Innovation

Every Christmas, while watching everyone tear into gifts of the world’s new hotness, I think about innovation: what it is, what it means, what makes it successful, and the key tenets of how innovations achieve wide adoption.

Facebook Hack: Moving Forward

Most people have no idea whether they have or haven’t used their Facebook account to log into other sites and services across the Web. Here’s some practical steps to find out and mitigate the risks.

Grace Hopper on Letterman

Some heavy gratitude to John Feminella (@jxxf), Jeff Roberson (@jeffroberson), and @snipeyhead for sharing their inspiring conversation via twitter today that turned me onto this incredible clip.

Next up: GrrCon + ISACA

I’m grateful and honored for being invited to attend and present at a couple of particularly awesome conferences next month, especially to soak up what others have learned so far this year. Here’s looking forward to learning from old pals and new ones, too.

Life, Nematodes, and Zero Effect

I agree with anyone who says Zero Effect is one of the greatest existential movies ever made, if only because of a single line…

Media Literacy is part of the solution to many problems

Media is everywhere. Literally. Everywhere. It’s a tricky thing. Teachers will passionately tell us that this is the Holy Grail, the Million Dollar Question: How can we teach kids to be discriminating about information so that they grow up to be sophisticated, discerning and informed grown-ups? I’m not going to ramble on about McLuhan and…

Powered by Touch

Last night, in a dream of all things, I was reminded of a very real encounter that changed my perception for so much the better. I wrote about it then, almost 4 years ago, but I am moving my fingers across the keyboard now, re-posting it here to keep it fresh in memory. Okay, so…

Meta : Pup

Today is Meta’s birthday. There is no way to transmit the level of gratitude I owe this sweet, little pup who has been by my side these past 11 years. She is a rare sort of life force: full of love, intelligence, and fun-loving vitality. From the moment she snuggled her way into my life,…

“Keep this brochure,” they said.

No one likes to think about crisis preparedness. That’s why so many people are not prepared when a crisis occurs. Nudging people to be prepared is no small feat. It requires equal parts emotional consideration, comprehensive intention + just enough assertive urgency in order to be successful. It’s a rare thing when it’s even a…