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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

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 16:09
Ryan Poe
Sharky's bankruptcy filing was brought on by bad management and the opening of two new restaurants nearby, managing owner John Golon told me today. Sharky's Gulf Grill LLC, the operator of the upscale seafood restaurant at 6201 Poplar Ave. in East Memphis, voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 protection with $954,067 in debts,  as I reported Thursday. Golon, also chief manager and part owner of Collierville-based Danver's, said mismanagement contributed to the debts, as well as the opening of…

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 16:05
Rob Robertson
There is no stretch of road anywhere in Memphis with a higher concentration of bank branches and offices than the roughly two-mile corridor of Poplar Avenue from Perkins Extended eastward to Aaron Brenner Drive. There are 44 bank branches along that route (about 22 per mile or one every 80 yards), representing 27 different institutions, so the competition is fierce for consumers’ attention and accounts. So who is the king of this bank branch buffet? Regions Bank. The Birmingham, Ala.-based bank…

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 14:47
Ryan Poe
The FBI and IRS arrested Aaron Muschel at his Brooklyn home May 14, 2013 – four days before the first anniversary of Facebook's botched initial public offering. Muschel, a 64-year-old real estate investor, was  one of three men arrested that day accused of bilking a would-be Facebook Inc. investor out of $6.7 million.  Muschel and co-defendant Alex Schleider still face criminal charges while the alleged ringleader, Eliyahu "Eli" Weinstein – already serving 22 years for a $200 million…

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 14:06
Michael Sheffield
Despite making it to the Western Conference Finals in 2013, the Memphis Grizzlies still have one of the cheapest prices for playoff tickets among the 16 contenders. The Grizzlies, according to TicketCity, a secondary ticket market company, average ticket price for Game 3, is $51. Only the Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks have a cheaper average ticket price. The most expensive average price for tickets belongs to the Toronto Raptors, with an average price of…

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:17
Ed Arnold
This week the NCAA Legislative Council approved a few new rules that could be made final when the Division I board of directors meets later this month, and one of them caught my eye. The new NCAA rules could permit student-athletes to receive unlimited meals and snacks instead of the three meals a day or stipend which has previously been in place. The board said that the new rule was an attempt to “meet the nutritional needs of all student-athletes.” Given that, would a young athlete weighing…

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