Tag: technology

Living the Linux Laptop Lifestyle Revisited

Living the Linux Laptop Lifestyle Revisited
When I wrote about my Linux-powered laptop awhile ago, things were going well, tech-wise. My refurbished Windows 10 laptop was a powerhouse, allowing me to blog and write, as well as keep up with my freelance work. (Writing includes my recent essay in The Joy of Joe: Memories of America’s Fighting Man from Today’s Grown-Up Kids).... Read more »

How Net Neutrality Impacts Chicago Nonprofits

Why we need net neutrality from Vimeo Staff on Vimeo With the February 27th  #OneMoreVote campaign on February 27th to overturn the FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality, many organizations – including Chicago nonprofits – may not understand the full implications of not taking action. And with the FCC repeal entering the Federal Register, it is... Read more »

Living The Linux Laptop Lifestyle

Living The Linux Laptop Lifestyle
As a freelance writer and social media consultant, I rely on my Windows 10 laptop (a ten-year-old Hewlett Packard Elitebook) for my work. However, the replacement charger blew out…two weeks after the original HP-branded charger blew out, and my laptop battery drained. That meant only one thing…getting my Linux laptop out of storage while I ordered another... Read more »
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This Blog's Best of 2017

This Blog's Best of 2017
Every year, I make an effort to list blog posts from the past year as a “best of” summary. Unfortunately, personal events made it hard to create a “Best of 2016”. This year has been a challenge, with no posting in one month (due to personal issues), but otherwise, here is a compilation of this... Read more »

Cyber Security Chicago Wrap-Up: Final Thoughts

(Special thanks to Cyber Security Chicago for the complimentary pass, and please be sure to read our pieces on Kevin Mitnick, Rotem Katsir, and Mark Lambiase. And please don’t forget the Puerto Rico relief fundraiser on October 27th) When I first considered attending Cyber Security Chicago, I must admit that I felt like I “knew... Read more »

Cyber Security Chicago Wrap-Up: Mark Lambiase of Fox Technologies

(Special thanks to Cyber-Security Chicago for complimentary access and Mark Lambiase of Fox Technologies for his time and insight. For other highlights, please check out part one with Kevin Mitnick and part two with Rotem Kasir) Please don’t forget about the Puerto Rico relief fundraiser at Uncommon Ground on October 27th). According to Mark Lambiase of... Read more »
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Is "Compassion Fatigue" Still A Thing?

In all honesty, I should have known better: I left chemical dependency counseling because of the high level of burnout. (My clientele were homeless, which leads to higher burnout).  Working with nonprofits and marketing agencies should have left me depleted, but in dealing with providing care for my mother, part of me wonders….is compassion fatigue still... Read more »

Book Review: DISRUPTED by Dan Lyons

Book Review: DISRUPTED by Dan Lyons
I’ll admit, I went into Disrupted (written by Dan Lyons) with a knowing familiarity; like him, I entered the startup world ten years ago, having just moved back to Chicago. Like many other reviews, I enjoyed the book’s slightly snarky take on startup culture…. But in light of that recent Google memo and various responses, Disrupted: My Misadventure... Read more »

App Camp for Girls: Follow Up

App Camp for Girls: Follow Up
(Special thanks to App Camp for Girls for the invitation) When I wrote my initial post about App Camp for Girls, I was hoping to not just draw attention…but also drive attendance. When they invited me to attend their pitch event on July 28th at 8th Light, I was even more curious. After all, what... Read more »
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Sign Up Now: App Camp For Girls

Sign Up Now: App Camp For Girls
App Camp for Girls is a non-profit,week-long camp that teaches middle-school aged girls app development, introduces them to leaders in the tech field, and encourages them to explore careers in software and technology. It’s also a great effort to counter gender inequality in a highly prominent industry. Recent statistics reveal that women represent 56% of the workforce, but... Read more »