Spam from yourself, easy Windows 10 shortcuts

Tech Talk #117 – November 23, 2019 Spam from yourself Have you ever received an email that looked like it came from you, but you didn’t send it? Self-spam is happening a lot now, and it’s usually tied to a blackmail or shaming scheme. Forging, or faking, an email address is called spoofing. And it’s easy. Most email systems don’t have any security checks to make sure the person in the email’s “From” line is

Technical debt and infrastructure, staying online when the power goes out

Tech Talk #116 – November 9, 2019 Technical debt and infrastructure Technical debt is a term used in the software industry. All the trade-offs, shortcuts, and patched-up mistakes made by the folks working on software are called technical debt. It’s called a debt because the cost of getting that software done quicker or cheaper creates a need to fix it later and that fix-it-later part is the debt. The United States, and indeed the world,