Tales From the Crypt: IT Priveleges

This story really falls under security and business as it is a story from my past and ultimately shows the lack of security concern showed by the IT staff at my company. This incident occurred when I was working for one of the largest banks in the nation, however, I am not pinning the blame […]

Introduction to Machine Learning: Part 3

In this post I wanted to dive into a little more detail on supervised versus unsupervised machine learning.  Basically, as described in the last post in this series, the focus has to do with the variables that are known and can be observed.  The detail below comes from Dataconomy.  I’ll provide the link at the end […]

Recommended Reading: Disturbing YouTube Videos Targeting Children

The article below is just another sobering reminder of the responsibility we have as parents in a time when there are so many negative avenues for our children to pursue, and many times without their own knowledge.  I am a parent of 4 children and 3 of them are boys, so I understand how much […]

Tales From the Crypt: Virtualization Woes

I have been in IT for some time now. I remember the early days sitting at my desk with only a serial dumb terminal and a very limited interface to the mainframe. Then along came the PC and I was one of the last people to get one on my desk. Once I finally got […]

Giving Away Your Privacy

I enjoyed this little write up from PC Magazine because many people are unaware that they are giving away their private information. We live in a time where we are inundated with news regarding breaches of corporations which expose our private information. I am a cleared person and my information was leaked with the Office […]

Diversity for Diversity's Sake

As always, my opinions are my own and in no way represent my employer’s views. I read this article by CNet and I wanted to share my thoughts on the subject. I believe that diversity for diversity’s sake is absurd and pointless, and also endangers a company or organizations future. Should the workforce in America […]

Tournament Geekery

This post combines a couple of my passions, martial arts and technology. This week my family is in Philadelphia for the Amerikick Internationals martial arts tournament.  Many of these martial arts tournaments are so far behind in technology, using paper to track competitions, scores, and places.  There are some new circuits developing more systems using […]

Martial Arts Mayhem - Amerikick Internationals 2017

Outside of being a geek, my other passion is martial arts. This week, my family traveled to Philadelphia to compete in another big tournament in our circuit, NASKA (North American Sports Karate Association). I was able to stop in DC today on the drive to Philly and show the kids the office I work of, even […]