Tag Archives: money

Hackathons, For Love And Money

If you work in software development, you’ve no doubt heard of the concept of a hackathon: a marathon event (sometimes continuing through the night, with little to no sleep) where participants attempt to cobble (or hack, or jerry-rig) together a … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments

How My PayPal Account Got Cracked For $450, or, Online Security’s A Joke

I’ve always considered myself a savvy online consumer. I’m an IT professional, a software engineer and independent consultant. I make all my passwords strong, I don’t click on pop-ups or install suspicious software, I don’t ever purchase anything from shady … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

“In This Economy…”

Recent successes in selling books and video games on Half.com have nearly inspired me to start a little side business. I bought Phoenix Wright for DS from Gamestop for 15 bucks, but the going price for it on Half is … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Opinion | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Paid Facebook

If Facebook ever did go the paid route, I would ditch it instantly. It’s not worth it to me, I already pay for this journal and other avenues of expression… what does this say about the “value” of my social … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Bandwidth bandwidth bandwidth

These are the three most critical things for the future of personal computing. Why? Because the next thing coming down the pipe is massive, massive processing power. Which is great! We can keep bending Moore’s Law over all day long, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments