The Problem with Total Surveillance

posted in: Personal, Tech 3 |
Reading Time: 3 minutes

According to the emails I’ve received just in the past couple of weeks:

I’m actively seeking employment in Pennsylvania
I own rental property in Las Vegas
I have wives and children enrolled in schools in NC, VA and Canada.
I travel back and forth between San Francisco and New Zealand frequently
I frequent some “interesting” dating sites, including at least one that caters to cheating spouses. (Great, thanks to whoever used my email address to sign up for that at the same time my wife is across the country, that doesn’t look odd!!!!)
I am paying for cable internet/TV service for a young lady in Michigan. (Student using their stepfather’s payment info maybe?)
I shop at some online retailers in England.
Now, none of that is true… Read More

Depression Stigma in IT?

posted in: Career, HelpDesk, Tech 18 |
Reading Time: 6 minutes

So yeah, we need to talk about this. Not just in IT, in every industry and workplace. 1 in 10 Americans reports suffering from depression. If you have more than 10 people working in your company, there is a very, very good chance that someone there is dealing with depression, and is at risk. They, like me, need help. … Read More

Can’t Live Like This Forever

posted in: Career 0 |
Reading Time: 3 minutes

I was reading this article the other day, Turnover is Turnover: What Churning Employees Says About Your Culture, when this passage struck me: Even now, with a new title and lots more money, she said that she will eventually leave. … Read More

The Final Tally

posted in: Personal 1 |
Reading Time: 1 minute

As I waited at the airport in Las Vegas yesterday, I did some quick figuring about the month of August, 2010. In the first 27 days of the month, I had spent the night in a hotel for 21 of … Read More

ILTA10 Session on Power of One

posted in: Career 0 |
Reading Time: 2 minutes

The session was right after lunch, and was sparsely attended, to say the least, but I think it went pretty well. At least a couple of folks seemed to get something out of it, so there’s that. I wanted to … Read More

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