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3 Strategies for Getting (Almost) No Spam December 7, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Computers, Digital Identity, email, IT Security, Science & Technology, Spam, Technology.

I have several close friends and co-workers who are fighting an apparently hopeless battle against unwanted e-mail, typically referred to as “spam.” In sharp contrast, I get virtually no spam at all.


Why the huge difference? Why are my co-workers and friends swimming in the stuff, and I go through the day relatively spam-free? Here are the three things that I do. What differentiates me from my co-workers and friends, is that they do only one or two of these things. The key is to do all three. (more…)

IT Security & Parenting: Trust but Verify May 26, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Computers, Family, IT Security, Love, Parenting/Children, Security.

During the height of the Cold War, President Reagan formalized a policy for dealing with the former Soviet Union. In retrospect, I think his approach seems beneficial in both the realm of IT Security and in Parenting teenagers.
Reagan (more…)

Of Sheepdogs and Wolves, White-hats and Black-hats April 26, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Blogging, Computers, IT Security, Politics, Security, Technology.
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Recently, I followed a couple of links and found myself reading a reprinted essay: On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs. Notwithstanding the sweeping generalizations that suggest that all liberals are bad or all conservatives are good, it was a thought-provoking article. Am I a sheep, or a sheepdog?
Wikipedia Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf