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Friday Night Variety Hour

Basically, a bunch of interesting things too long for Twitter, and dumped into one post. 🙂

The Typical Mac User podcast this week had an interesting interview covering Mac Forensics. There was some good info regarding the general idea of how forensics works for all OSes, and lots of good stuff about Mac forensics that you don’t hear as much about in the e-Discovery world, but which does come in to play!

Speaking of e-Discovery, I was asked to start blogging as part of the day job, and posted my first topic over there yesterday. It feels weird to have a blog post showing up on the firm’s site with my name on it. I spent a lot more time and mental energy on that post than I normally do on things here, that’s for sure, and I still published with a feeling of abject terror that I was getting something wrong and it would cost me. I guess, as much as we all need to get ourselves more visibility in this economy, actually having more is going to take some getting used to.

One way to create more visibility for yourself is networking internally in your organization. I wrote about that in terms of getting the IT department out of their silo over on Friends in Tech this week, and also heard more about in on the Career Tools Podcast entitled An Especially Important Relationship In A Downturn, referring to your boss’s peers. I think there’s some real validity to building good relationships within your organization and making sure people are aware of what value you are bringing to the table.

As if we didn’t know things were bad all over, they’re already trying to decide what to call yesterday, as law firm layoff announcements came fast and furious all in the same day! Those are just the BigLaw firm numbers too, they’re not tracking small to mid-sized firms like the one I work for, and all the layoffs that occurred in most of those places lately.

On a more lighthearted note, after ranting about the utter junk that retweet this to win contests were last week, I picked up a few followers on twitter that, I suspect, are following me because of the wording I used. Unfortunately, it appears to be a case of poor use of search terms, as the context of my posts about social media and contests would normally have led people using twitter to promote contests not to follow me. However, they appear to have found the terms in my tweets and followed away!

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  1. Hi Mike and all.

    My website adds many more helpful techniques and resources for Macintosh Forensics. After listening to Typical Mac User, take a look at http://www.MacOSXForensics.com.

    Ryan R. Kubasiak
    Apple Certified Support Professional, CCE, EnCE, CEECS
    Apple Developer Connection Member

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