This is an open letter from a computer professional that has a criticism about how your directors and writers portray computer professionals and hackers in your TV series, movies, and other delivery points. Please, for the love of god, stop having the actors playing “computer guru” roles look down at the keyboard when doing intensive “work / hacking”. No one that actually knows their way around a computer, especially “hackers” and computer professionals EVER look down at the keyboard. Please stop doing this nonsense.
P.S. Thanks for trying to portray us as more than some social outcast / doofus / super awkward nerd / eternal virgin. That’s pretty cool. I think you guys have helped us escaped the “Revenge of the Nerds” thing, and we really appreciate that.
Sys Admins, Sys Engineers, Dev Ops people, IT people, “hackers”, developers, software engineers, network admins, and all of us other computer people in the world.
This Friday, 6/28/2013, I will be playing with none other than Ron D Core. Join us online for a listen as I come back to the air waves to beat some techno-sense into you all. It’s going to be a good night, and I’m really looking forward to returning to KUCI & Riders of the Plastic Groove. Listen online on Friday here: http://plasticgroove.com/
Today, I found out I lost someone I could at best describe as an acquaintance. Though for some reason it feels like I lost someone much closer to me. I can’t shake this feeling, I can’t concentrate on work, and I’m down right sad. I have lost my share of people over the years, granted not a whole lot that were close / current friends. As of late I have lost relatives more than anyone. The last person that I lost was a friend that I had lost contact with and she died from an apparent o.d. and left her 3 kids motherless. It shook me, but for some reason, this one has gotten me even worse. A friend suggested that it’s because she was a good soul, and I’m going to go with that, that’s really the only explanation. She was a bright, energetic, happy person that when I did get to see her she brightened up the room, and a fun time was going to be had regardless of whatever else was going on. I wish that I did get to know her better, and I’m sad that she is now gone.
I do know one thing though. I know if I’m that shook up about her passing, I know that everyone that was closer than I is probably having a way rougher time than I am. To them, I’m sorry for your loss.
Someone else posted this video of her on Facebook, and I’m going to share it because it’s just a beautiful video. RIP Karla, catch you on the flip side, you had more of an affect on me than I thought.
Actual spot she was in:
Also, for everyone out there, please be mindful, careful, and share the road with those on motorcycles. She died in one of my nightmare scenarios of riding. The whole thing could have been avoided really and it’s really tragic that she lost her life that way.
People of Northern Orange County, let’s put this asshole out of office in 2014. His yes vote on the CISPA bill is a clear vote against the people (us). He doesn’t represent us, and needs to be replaced. Email him and let him know how disappointed you are in him. If you don’t, well, then you obviously want the government all up in every aspect of your business. I thought these ass clown Republicans were for smaller government? Why’s he voting yes on a bill that makes it bigger? Why is he not upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States? http://royce.house.gov/contact/zipcheck.htm
To all you Michigan folks that are represented by Mike Rogers, get rid of that prick too. Also, make sure you let him know how un-happy you are with him. It’s time for a change. He has a clear conflict of interest with the CISPA bill: Mike Rogers and CISPA
Today I read an interview with the owner of a product I sometimes use and well has pretty much invaded the intertube’s lexicon and has been here for quite some time. I read an article and interview with David Tran, the owner of Huy Fong Foods, which makes the famous Sriracha Hot Sauce (Rooster / Cock Sauce). I have a HUGE amount of respect for this man and his company. Check out the interview here: LA Times interviews David Tran of Sriracha Hot Sauce.
I think a lot of society’s problems would be solved if companies were run more like he runs his. The man is humble, cares about his product, and genuinely cares about quality of said product. I would love to live my life supporting only companies that are run like his. Unfortunately, all of those things that I admire about his company and his product, most other companies pay lip service too, and it’s just some bullshit marketing scheme. It would be wonderful to live in a world where business owners are more like this guy than what we currently have going on. Humble, modest, honest, and caring are things that are seriously lacking in more ways than one in all aspects of our lives these days, and it’s even more true when it comes to companies.
Please, if you know companies (small, medium, large, just starting out, whatever), and the people behind them are anything like David Tran, please let me know and make sure you support them and spread the word. The world seriously needs more business owners like this man. I would love to see “caring”, “quality”, “modest”, and “humility” be brought back into the market place and replace the overt greed and bullshit marketing terms to make you feel warm and fuzzy about a company completely done away with.