Archive for February 2015

5 embarrassingly bad misheard song lyrics

5 embarrassingly bad misheard song lyrics
Most people have misheard song lyrics at some point. I don’t recall ever actually thinking that Jimmy Hendrix was saying “Excuse me while I kiss this guy,” but I’ve certainly had my share of misheard song lyrics. Here are five embarrassing examples that I can think of right now, but I know there have been... Read more »

I can't see everything, but I can see more

I can't see everything, but I can see more
A few weeks ago I posted on Facebook that I had so many shows to see in the next few months that I was going to need to make a Gantt chart to figure out how to see as many as possible. A friend (the lovely and talented Theo Allyn who will be appearing in... Read more »

3 reasons I will not ask for my children's social media passwords

There has been a some debate over whether schools should be allowed to demand that students hand over their social media passwords. Shannan at Tween Us wrote an excellent post clarifying Illinois laws about school access to passwords. You should read it here. I echo Shannan’s concerns about school access to student passwords. I also... Read more »
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Jackie Robinson West: When adults cheat kids lose

Jackie Robinson West: When adults cheat kids lose
Jackie Robinson West has been stripped of their Little League National TitleĀ for allegedly including players from outside their district’s boundaries. Scandals in sports are becoming commonplace, but this is particularly emotional because it’s kids. When adults cheat it’s the kids that lose the most. Did the kids know they were cheating? Probably. Perhaps their manager... Read more »

Valentine's Day cards for infosec geeks

Information security specialists are not just people who nag you about strong passwords and not clicking on strange things. We are also people. People with hearts. People with hearts that love. I’ve made some Valentine’s Day cards for my fellow infosec geeks. Enjoy. You have my permissionĀ to save, print, and share these valentines with those... Read more »

Notes in the margins: The impact of great teachers

Notes in the margins: The impact of great teachers
The impact of a great teacher often goes beyond the syllabus and away from the subject they are supposed to be teaching. Sometimes the things you remember most are the notes in the margins, the extra things that they said perhaps largely for themselves. But some of us still listen. Sometime during the fall of... Read more »
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Vaccination, measles, and the dangers of informed ignorance

There is a father in California who is worried about his son getting measles. He has a reason to worry because his son hasn’t been vaccinated. Carl Krawitt’s son Rhett can’t be vaccinated because his immune system is too weak after finishing three years of chemotherapy to treat his leukemia. Now, with Rhett’s leukemia finally... Read more »