Category Archives: Guides

Security 101: 1.2 Billion Passwords Hacked and YOU

First, the story. From USA Today. I asked a friend who does computer security, what to do about passwords. Here’s a small primer. He wrote up his suggestions for the layman here. 1. If you have a password that’s under … Continue reading

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When Microsoft Lays You Off ~ Tips from Someone who has been There.

For those of you who live in a cave, let me catch you up. Microsoft gave 12,500 employees walking papers last week. Note, Microsoft conducts these Reduction In Force (RIF) exercises every 3 to 5 years. This current RIF is … Continue reading

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Cappadocia Turkey

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein During a rare Glass family gathering at the parents’s house this weekend we were talking about wonders of the Earth. I don’t remember how we got … Continue reading

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Let Post Offices Replace Payday Lenders

Vote for this idea by signing this petition. A few days ago, a diary was posted explaining that the US Inspector General had recently endorsed the idea of the United States Post Office offering simple banking services in addition to … Continue reading

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Retiring in Style for the Average Family

“It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all … Continue reading

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Why I’ve Grown to Hate Most Employee Feedback Systems

In the past 22 years, I have noticed that most corporations solicit feedback from all levels of a team, but when using them to *help* an employee improve, the feedback is used in a way that leaves out specifics, so … Continue reading

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Top Ten Home Improvements

“If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” ~ Gaston Bachelard Customizing your home is a … Continue reading

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