Some crazy stuff happened this month in the tech world, crazy stuff. First, after nearly 7 years of threatening, Microsoft managed to actually stop support of Windows XP and there was of course much rejoicing – for those of us that have stopped using XP about seven years ago; next came the horrible, terrible, no good HeartBleed bug came about and put the Internet in a tizzy, as users – personal and professional alike – rushed to make sure their info and logins hadn’t been hacked. And just today, everyone’s favorite browser Internet Explorer showed that it still has room for even more vulnerabilities than we had originally thought.
If you remember from way back when, I had this little series going on how we freelancers can learn not to be like those crazy companies we work for or use, so once again readers, I bring you another How Not To Be! This isn’t just aimed at my freelancing brethren, but to anyone who owns any type of electronic or technical device. Read the rest of this entry
Welcome again, readers, to another edition of how NOT to be! In this series, we take a look at some of the big things of news and show you, the newly minted freelancer, how not to be the company or individual. This week…a disclaimer. I want to take this time to caution the Mac and Apple fan girls and boys about coming after me with torches. I know that the sacred Steve Jobs can’t be touched and he’s your holy man, but…this had to be done. Read the rest of this entry