All hail: the death of the PC…

Introduction

For many years now, so many people have been saying: “PC’s are dying!” or "Sales are slowing for PCs!" or "Manufactures better start moving away from PCs! (NOTE: just wait until you read this article and realize just how dumb it is)".  It’s been said by so many people and quite frankly I’ve gotten to the point where I just ignore the rhetoric as it’s been going on since as far back as I can remember. More...

Unsung Heroes

Introduction

The world is a rapidly changing place.  With advances in technology and the age of everything being connected to the vast expanse of space called the internet and as human beings become more and more dependant on these various technologies there are many things to consider when security, privacy and information are of concern. More...

Caring: For a developer is this a strength or a weakness?

A question: Is there such a thing as caring too much?

Throughout my career I've met and worked with many people.  Some of them I was quite fond of, a larger majority I simply got along with and an extremely small fraction of them I flat out disliked.  More...

Visual Studio 2013: Some nice enhancements

Introduction

Visual Studio 2012 was by far one of my favorite Visual Studio releases since say 2005.  It’s new UI is fantastic and while some of the new menus took some getting used to, once I did they felt natural and fine.  Along comes Visual Studio 2013… More...

Disney and Tron

People that are close to me know how much of a complete Tron fanatic I am.  I’ve always loved the Tron movies, even today, watching Tron made in 1982 is still a great story.  Disney took a heck-of-risk as I mentioned in my previous post discussing some Tron history.  Unfortunately in 1982 I don’t believe the world was quite ready for a move quite that advanced and it wound up as a box office flop.  Though over the years the movie has gained a huge cult following. More...

Why it’s time to say goodbye to Mozy: A warm welcome to Carbonite!

Mozy has been both a positive and a negative experience over the years.  I’ve run into issues where the restore was corrupted, and a request of a different restore in time fixed the issue, annoying, especially given how long it seemed to take for my restore to be available for download, then to have to wait for the download to finish.  The Mozy client is so poorly written that I didn’t bother to install it on my newest laptop as it loves to PEG the hard drive and I got very tired of that problem alone.More...

Whoops…

As you will notice, I’ve had the picture I’m posting below this text since 2009, but even to this day it’s funny to see.  At one point during the day (16:10 according to the date/time stamp on the photo) I needed to get some cash out of the ATM and I drove up to this screen: More...

Tron: Some history and my opinion of Legacy

Introduction

Feel free to skip past this, If you’d rather cut to the chase and  want the summary of my thoughts and opinion about the movie feel free to skip to the Tron Legacy: My Opinion portion of this post. Smile  Otherwise I’m going to ramble quite a bit talking about some Tron History and also provide some details on how and why the movie is and always will be #1 on my list of favorites.  My Disclaimer: As such, odds are that you might as well understand this is going to be a positive review as I am biased to begin with. 

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An answer to a frequently asked question…

I get comments on many posts that ask if the person posting the comment may link to the content.  As a lazy developer I figured I’d make it easy to answer the question.  When I stood up this blog it was really a place for me to hold thoughts, ideas and things I learned.  I really had no idea that people would actually read my blog let alone ask if they could link to it or utilize it’s content!

To anyone who’s wondering: Please feel free to link to any post you find useful, you don’t have to ask.  I sincerely appreciate the consideration and the time you take to ask but it’s not a concern if you'd like to do so.

Thank you for asking and thank you for containing to read!

Say what you will, but…

Microsoft put together a really nice feature of Windows that I found myself using recently that worked very well.  There was an issue on my Wife’s laptop and it turns out some recent driver update basically broke her wireless adapter. More...

About the author

Eric Brown has been developing software and tinkering with computers both as a hobby and professionally for well over twenty years. Currently he's expanding his horizons by learning the “other side” of coding by exploring penetration testing, white/grey and black hat hacking to help build more secure software, networks and systems. He's attending various local events in an attempt to get to know other ethical hackers in the area.  He currently owns several various hacking, networking, reverse engineering, malware analysis and forensics books as well as maintains an active subscription to "Pen Tester Academy".  He’s also studying what is new in the .NET Framework 4.5.2 as well as learning Python, Assembly and spending time in Linux.

 

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