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Robin “Roblimo” Miller
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If it wasn't for Linux setting the bar, would Windows users still be dealing with the "blue screen of death" several times a day?
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You Don’t Have to be Paranoid to Encrypt Files Stored in the Cloud
It’s probably a good idea to encrypt any information we store online, writes +Robin Miller , especially since it’s easy to do — and free, as well.
We all trust cloud-based file storage services to keep our data safe from prying eyes, right?
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New under development ransomware called Popcorn Time has a "refer a friend" option meant to appeal to the victim's worst instincts.
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Filter Gmail To Delegate Routine Email to Your Assistants — Safely

Plenty of managers are smart enough to get help with their daily email traffic. But many people don’t realize that they can give assistants access to only part of the load. Private correspondence stays private, while delegated items are routed to an assistant immediately. Here’s how this simple Gmail automation works.
Plenty of managers are smart enough to get help with their daily email traffic.
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How to Create Attention-Grabbing Social Media Graphics Using Adobe Spark Post

A great new online tools for creating cool attention-grabbing graphics for social media is Adobe Spark Post — and it’s free to use. Sally Wiener Grotta shows how it works — and how easy it is to create a graphic suitable for sharing on social media.
Social media has turned advertising on its head. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other popular social networks have become the most…
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How to Create Calendar Invites That Don’t Piss People Off
You’ve sent the emails, made the pitch, and landed the meeting. Big meeting, big stakes. So when you send a calendar invitation to hold another person’s valuable time, don’t be a noob — especially if you want the right people to show up at your meeting, at the right time.

+Dan Rosenbaum gives you the rules. Follow 'em.

...And yeah I feel this with some urgency. Because today's calendar had an entry with a title, "Topic for article." Like I'm gonna remember what that was?!
You’ve sent the emails, made the pitch, and landed the meeting. Big meeting, big stakes. So when you send a calendar invitation to hold…
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One of the things we can expect to see after Trump takes office in January is the demise of Net Neutrality, which some say will signal the end of Internet freedom.
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This feature is a lot more hidden than it should be...
My dog Terri and I were writing a story for the (fictitious) “HumansAreNice.org” website, when she accidentally wiped out half of the text…
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All the stakeholders need to come to the table.
The advent of the cloud has brought new life to old IT battles. Who should be making the call? The techies? IT management? The CIO and top executives? Here are my thoughts. The guys and gals with their hands on the server keyboards are the ones most likely to know what's what with the tech.
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This week, Roblimo again takes a virtual trip up to the Great White North and has way too much fun hanging out with Linux advocate Marcel Gagné.
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Also worth noting, Microsoft IIS is now below 10% for the first time in, oh, twenty-years.
They're both popular open-source web servers but, according to NGINX CEO Gus Robertson, they have different use cases. And Microsoft? Its web server has dropped below 10 percent of all active websites for the first time in 20 years.
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I'm mostly retired, but I still do a little freelance work...
Introduction
Over the years I've worked as a writer, editor, videomaker, cabby, limo owner/driver, electronics tech, soldier, mechanic, and part-time short-order cook. Now mostly retired, but doing a little video work for Slashdot and writing a column for TechTarget.
Bragging rights
Some people say I invented citizen journalism and crowdsourcing. Maybe so.
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
I write, I make videos, I edit other people's writing and videos. I fly kites. I shoot insulin twice a day. I kiss my wife.
Employment
  • Retired
    (yawn), 2011 - present
  • Millers Art & Video
    video producer, 2006 - present
  • SourceForge (now Slashdot Media)
    Editor in Chief, 1999 - 2008
  • Robin's Limousine
    owner/driver, 1996 - 2001
  • Royal Cab
    dispatcher and driver, 1986 - 1996
  • Rotronic Instrument
    manager of technical services, USA
  • U.S. Army
    electronic warfare tech