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Everything Needs Maintenance, Even a Blog

Everything Needs Maintenance, Even a Blog

It is been my general experience that many auto mechanics typically have cars that run in less than ideal condition. IT professionals often have computers and websites that are similarly plagued with less than ideal configuration and are sorely in need of maintenance. As it goes with mechanics, so it goes with IT. We spend all day working on computers, and then we have to go home and work on them some more…really?!? This is not exactly what I call…

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Return of the Revenge of the Profiles

Return of the Revenge of the Profiles

I recently wrote about the irritation in maintaining various Internet profiles.  All these accounts that we create on all these Web services…each with a unique user profile that is a royal pain to maintain.  I went through and cleaned up most of my profiles after a recent promotion.  Since then, I went through to make a final edit and noticed just how many are tying themselves to Facebook for authentication.  Really, Facebook. Look at how many Web services we use…

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Profiles: Revenge of the Web

Profiles: Revenge of the Web

Online profile management is challenging, and basically, a pain in the rear. I start by making one change on one profile on one website. Now, I have to replicate that action on multiple websites to keep a consistent picture of me on the net. This process is cumbersome and painful to say the least. Really, does anyone remember all the sites that they create a profile on? I just found a profile on PC World’s site that was totally and…

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Wipe That Data Before You Give It Away!

Wipe That Data Before You Give It Away!

A short time ago, a friend of mine picked up a few spare hard drives.  He was looking for older model hard drives to put on the shelf for when his low-priority legacy servers’ hard drives die.  When he got back to the office, he dropped the hard drives into a computer to test and wipe them.  While chatting last week, he told me he found a tremendous amount of Very Personal information on the hard disks from financial, tax, and…

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