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James “TheHackerCIO” Rothering
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The Way of the Master
A recent article ( here ) about the Documentary Jiro Loves Sushi  points out the notion of "falling in love with your work." But TheHackerCIO always likes to go back to primary sources. So, today, I began watching the documentary for myself. The notion of f...

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Beyond "Show, Don't Tell Me"
The Principle "Show Me, Don't Tell Me" is extraordinarily important. But one can go even deeper, to an even more crucial principle. That principle is ... well, let's do a case study.  The study is using unusual printer and reader devices associated with mag...

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Show, Don't Tell Me (part 2)
click here for part 1 A midcourse correction is happening on this posting. It doesn't happen often. But I want to get to the point of "Show, Don't Tell Me," without waiting for the whole inductive example from the chapter of the aforementioned book. Instead...

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Who Will Interview the Interviewer?
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?  Who will guard the guards?, asked Juvenal. And indeed, TheHackerCIO wonders, when applying for a job, and going through the interview process:  who will interview the interviewers?  It's actually more important the interview ...

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The Return of Technology Radar Group
Technology Radar Group You can't keep a good man (or Meetup) down! The Technology Radar Group got thrown out of the prior venue, owing to bad behavior of it's members. OK, while true, it wasn't quite as bad as it sounds. There wasn't a riot. People RSVPed t...

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The Return of Technology Radar Group
Technology Radar Group You can't keep a good man (or Meetup) down! The Technology Radar Group got thrown out of the prior venue, owing to bad behavior of it's members. OK, while true, it wasn't quite as bad as it sounds. There wasn't a riot. People RSVPed t...

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Wednesday Returns to Geek Book Club
The LAJUG Study Group , or Geek Book Club, as I prefer to call it has extended me an extraordinary honor, in light of my long-time attendance, and allowed me to dial-in remotely on Tuesday nights, to participate, even though I'm 2,000 miles away. So, beginn...

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The Secret Recipe For Dealing With Assholes
A few weeks ago, TheHackerCIO promised to reveal his secret recipe for dealing with assholes. He used it a few weeks ago himself. Because at that time, he had a major asshole encounter. First note the extreme dedication of TheHackerCIO to his work. He made ...

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The 10x Engineer (part 2)
ITWorld linked to TheHackerCIO's blog on "The 10x Engineer", can be read here . Rereading your own posting has a strange feeling. There's always so much more one could have written. But there is only so much time in the day for blogging. Or in the night, as...

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Hacking isn't illegal!
In the media blather about the Target security breach, we once again see ignorance about the term "hacking." The ignorant media seem to think that what the crackers did to Target is hacking. We know, as technologists, of course, that hacking is developing c...
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