Rants and Raves

It's Time We Started (Fidelity) Bonding No, I don't mean that we should go sit around a campfire and tell intimate stories about ourselves to forge a strong personal bond, I mean Fidelity Bonding. We require locksmiths, contractors, bankers and other 'high risk' job seekers to be licensed and bonded... but what about the rest of us who work the realm of ones and zeros? People like myself can obtain enough information from clients each year to commit BILLIONS of dollars in fraud. But does anybody require me to be bonded? Nope. Not even if I want to. I've tried. I would like to be able to give my clients the highest possible level of trust from the get go. To know they are protected against any fraudulent activity truly strengthens that bond (no apologies!) between vendor and client. I've spoken to multiple people over the past five or so years in different attempts to obtain a...
Custom Molded eers Headphones, Blocks Unwanted Sound While I've had many pairs of headphones over the years, my eers by Sonomax are by far one of the best I have owned. They reminded me again how awesome they were as I sat on a plane, directly in front of a crying baby, and didn't hear a thing. First let me say that I despise earbuds. I have awkwardly shaped ears and none have ever been able to stay in properly, they always fall out or end up having horrible sound because of it's positioning. For years the costs of custom molded earbuds have kept me from purchasing a set, but then I came across the eers at a great price and decided to give them a try. The DIY kit comes packaged in a beautiful custom box, reminiscent of something you would get from Apple, complete with simple instructions for the molding process. Within 15 minutes, you with...

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The 4K Mobile Myth I am really starting to get tired of all this 4K hype, and even more tired of people demanding 4K phones and tablets like it would accomplish anything more than draining the battery like a Nachzehrer sucking a soul slurpee. Every time I read/hear about somebody saying that 4K is the next big thing in tablets and mobile, or that the new 4K tablets are going to be so gorgeous and high resolution... well, I'm all like:   For serious. Anybody who actually believes that a 4K tablet will benefit them in any way does not understand the basics of display technology and have been boondoggled by the industry (Along with thousands of others). 4K resolution is great for large displays, and by large, I mean 50" and bigger. Even at 50" you're still not going to get the full effect of 4K. I've heard people say how clear it is with...
Open Letter to Massage Heights: Security Matters
Massage Heights has finally removed the links from their site, one day away from 3 weeks after I originally reported it. Poor response time, but they fixed it. Hey there Massage Heights. You already know who I am, I'm the guy who's been calling you out for over a week about your lacklustre security practices.Over a week ago now I let you know your website had been hacked, there's a group of links on your page that link to Russian language shoe sites. I included screenshots and everything. Imagine my shock when you responded that your 'team' had taken a look and there are no problems, especially when I go to check it out and the links are still there (And are still there today, 8 days later!).While it's not apparent to everybody, especially if they have a small monitor, the links are there. I provided screenshots AND told you what...

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Let's Talk About Sex It doesn't matter where you go these days, everywhere you turn sex is staring you in the face. You can't turn the pages of a magazine or a newspaper, change the channel on your TV or surf the web without being exposed to a flood of sexually charged material. There is no question that sexuality has led the charge in advertising for a long time, and has been pushing the bounds of decency for years. I recently posted the above ad, for Aston Martin Used Cars, on Twitter as an effective piece of marketing. While fake, the ad went viral for exactly that reason, it grabbed the target market and slapped them in the face. A couple people however, found the ad to be distasteful and degrading to women. While I agree wholeheartedly, that doesn't make the ad any less effective for the target market. So what does that say about us...
       
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