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Who knew about Heartbleed

As the tech world scrambles to patch the security flaw, dubbed Heartbleed, internet users are left scratching their heads wondering , "What should I do?'.

The Heartbleed code flaw, that was discovered using newly developed encryption testing tools, is a major code bug with far reaching implications. According to recent 'Honey Pot' reports the SSL code flaw was already being exploited by hackers.

A 'Honey pot' is  a term used to describe a server that is set up for the sole purpose of attracting hackers in order to gauge what exploits are being used and to test vulnerabilities.

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Keep It Simple

I was tasked with developing a digital interface for a collection of maps drawn on old cloth window shades. The maps were fairly large and many decades old with faded annotations and markings. The job was to make the maps accessible on a computer and allow for panning and zooming and to program it in a simple to use interface while keeping cost to a minimum.

I entered into the project with an attitude of keeping it as simple as possible. The way I went about this was to first verify what was expected on completion and then proceeding with the primary concept of making the maps available on a computer.

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Deadline nearing for Outreach Program for Women

"The Outreach Program for Women (OPW) helps women (cis and trans) and genderqueer get involved in free and open source software. "

 The deadline, March 19, 2014, is fast approaching for enrollment in this tremendous opportunity for professional mentoring in software development for woman. The program offers the incentives of working with high profile companies and being teamed with mentors to guide you through the process. There are also financial incentives of up to $5,500.00 during the 4 month internship period.

SDLC - The magic elixir?

Just because it sounds good....

A term, which you may have heard of, in the IT arena that is gaining a lot of momentum, is SDLC, Systems development life-cycle. Like many other IT terms its use is more of a vernacular acronym in the IT community then a pragmatic approach to system's development.

While the concept of breaking down a project's development to its most fundamental parts may be a sound idea, most project developers understand that an IT project is greater than its individual


Rethinking Technology To Protect It

A new Code war

The statistics on hacking shows that little progress is being made on combating this escalating virtual epidemic. Most major companies and government entities seem to be either in denial or in a state of confusion when it comes to battling the increasingly adapt forces behind the attacks.

If this were a physical battle it could be described like this:


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Memphis Business Journal

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 17:16
Ryan Poe
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital today received variances for a brand-spanking-new office building and parking garage – a more than $20 million investment. The Memphis and Shelby County Zoning Board of Adjustments approved four variances for the Downtown Memphis project –  which I first reported earlier today– by a 6-0 vote, with Margaret "Libby" Pritchard recusing herself. Le Bonheur, with no opposition speaking against, won the following variances from the requirements of the Medical Overlay…

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 15:52
Michael Sheffield
Another playoff series, another set of growl towels for Grizzlies. While the Memphis Grizzlies prepare for Game 3 of their Western Conference Playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Grizzlies staff are arming fans inside and outside of FedExForum. Earlier today, fans could pick up playoff “swag” including posters, sunglasses and beer coozies. The team estimates they’ll be giving away 5,000 to 6,000 items. Meanwhile, inside FedExForum, each of the more than 18,000 seats are getting…

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 14:48
Ed Arnold
The recession put large dents in city budgets across the country and had a devastating impact on programs like public safety as municipalities ran short of revenue and some departments were forced to make big reductions in fire and police personnel. But according to the website NerdWallet, Memphis is one of the cities whose public safety services like fire and police personnel have best survived budget reductions. NerdWallet studied 239 cities with populations of 100,000 or more that provide…

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 14:40
Ryan Poe
For a town known for its pig-cooking skills, Memphis doesn't have a lot of one-stop shops for barbecue supplies. That's where Memphis Barbeque Supply comes in.  The retailer, headed by managing principal Jimmy Shotwell, just opened its first store in a 2,800-square-foot space in the Stage Coach Collection shopping center at 7124 Stage in Bartlett. The shop, which will have a grand opening May 2 at 10 a.m., will sell a wide selection of grills, cooking supplies, rubs and sauces, smoking woods…

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 14:31
Michael Sheffield
An estimated 72 percent of households in Tennessee subscribe to some sort of broadband service, according to a new report. New data from Connected Tennessee says Tennessee has surpassed the national average for broadband adoption, which is currently 70 percent. In 2007, 43 percent of households in the state subscribed to broadband service. More than 53 percent of Tennessee adults use mobile broadband service, up from 27 percent in 2010 when Connected Tennessee began counting. However less than…

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