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Anatomy of a Phishing Email

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:03:14 +0000

The weakest link in security is the human, and criminals are getting a lot better at the kind of phishing emails they send. They don’t have to crack systems, they can crack you by getting you to give up your credentials. Crooks have figured out that if they spend a little extra time proofreading emails […]

SXSW, Columbia J-school, and ASNE Recaps

Mon, 16 Sep 2013 04:00:12 +0000

It’s been a busy summer (we had another kid!), and I’ve been delinquent in posting decks from my latest talks. SXSW Alex Howard and I have been speaking a lot about the coming deluge of sensor data. Privacy concerns dominated our News Foo session, well before the Snowden NSA disclosures accelerated the conversation around data privacy. At […]

March was a bust. What can I learn from it?

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:26:37 +0000

March’s 30 Day challenge was to get my physical health in order. While I didn’t expect to train like I used to before I became a parent, I wanted to resume regular exercise. Even before I started, I doubted the likelihood of actually doing that, so I also added something more realistic and measurable: I […]

February’s Experiment: Call a friend or family member every day (and grow a beard).

Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:42:44 +0000

January’s 30 Day Experiment was about drawing boundaries, living in the present, and giving my family my undivided attention. Eliminating distractions helped me really enjoy my interactions with people. So I decided to make my next experiment all about great conversations. For February, I called a friend or family member every day. This was a […]

unplugging, sanity, living in the present

Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:15:13 +0000

I ended up working a lot over my winter vacation. I was already planning to implement Inbox Zero when I returned to the office on January 2, but one incident crystallized it for me. While I clacked away on my laptop on Christmas Eve night, my daughter walked up to me and said “I have […]

How to navigate with map and compass: an ORD Camp session

Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:51:32 +0000

This weekend at ORD camp I led a session on map and compass orienteering.  Even in the age of GPS, it’s an indispensable outdoor skill. Electronics break, fall in a creek, batteries die, or clouds blot out your satellite uplink. It’s also a ton of fun for participants of all ages, and it really connects you […]

A Card Game to Teach Kids Computer Science and Math

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 05:24:57 +0000

Last week I was thinking (procrastinating, really) about how kids in other countries start learning computer science and programming as early as six. Scratch is great, but my kid is still too young. I’m also trying to keep her away from screens for a few more years. What I wanted was a basic card game […]

NPR API Course Now Live on Codecademy

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 02:48:53 +0000

On Wednesday, Codecademy launched a full track of lessons on web APIs, and NPR was a launch partner with a course on the NPR API.  There was a bit of media coverage. This entailed weeks of nights and weekend work but it was a ton of fun. For me, it started last November when I […]