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November, 2011


November 28, 2011  1:07 PM

Keep Your Home Office Secure

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
alarm, burglar, dog, door jamb, fortress, guard, home office, laptop, lock, protect, thief, thieves

Alan Young, CEO of a company called Armor Concepts, says up to 85% of all break-ins are "kick to enter" jobs. In other words, the intruder kicks in your door, grabs stuff that looks valuable, and runs. Alan has some advice about how you can make a...

November 20, 2011  4:34 PM

Which Certification Exams Should I Take?

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
certification, Ed Tittel, exam, IT, job fulfillment, loyal, new job

My respected friend and colleauge Ed Tittel recently wrote a piece titled The Top 5 Information Security Certifications. But I have another way of deciding which industry certification...

November 14, 2011  6:52 PM

“Cloud” Is a Meaningless Computing Buzzword

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
Amazon, AWS, client, cloud, failure, hosting, hype, Internet, ISDN, leased line, network, personal computer, SaaS, SalesForce, server, Web

Michael Bremmer of, who claims more than 22 years in the IT service space, says, "Cloud computing isn't new or even a fad, but a return to technology's roots. (All things old are really new again!)" He's right. "The 80's," he points out,...

November 8, 2011  2:42 PM

New Grads: Get Paid to Learn Drupal

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
Acquia, Acquia U, Boston, CMS, content management, course, drupal, growing,, job opportunity, learn, MA, new grads, online course, web programming, WordPress

You've heard of Drupal, the widely-used CMS. But you probably have not heard of Acquia, a company that "gives you answers, tools, and support...

November 3, 2011  12:42 PM

Two Non-IT Groups You May Want to Join

Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
charity, community, email group, group, IRC, join, Linux, public speaking, Rotary, service, Toastmasters, unix

In Florida's Tampa Bay region, the Suncoast Linux Users Group (SLUG) and the overlapping Pinellas Unix People (PUP) maintain email groups and IRC channels that are great for giving and receiving technical help....


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