The unfair vilification of the Equifax CSO’s music degrees

Since news broke of an Equifax data breach impacting around half of the adults in the United States people have been trying to sort out how this happened. Someone eventually covered a detail that was clearly considered damning evidence. Equifax's Chief Security Officer (CSO) at the time of the breach was *gasp!* a music major. Since … Continue reading The unfair vilification of the Equifax CSO’s music degrees

The training all women in tech really need

I've been invited to yet another "women in tech" event where the keynote is not a woman in tech but a generic self-help/motivational speaker. These types of speakers tell their largely female audiences how to "Boost your confidence!" "Take risks!" "Speak up!" One I saw at a similar event even encouraged us to "Learn about sports, … Continue reading The training all women in tech really need

The art of technology on display in the Jepson Center TechSpace

Many people still seem to assume that people who work with computers are not creative. In my experience the best technologists are always creative, although often that creativity manifests itself in ways that are not always visible to those outside their industries. But sometimes the person working with the computer is a visual artist, and … Continue reading The art of technology on display in the Jepson Center TechSpace

Is the word “ladies” gender neutral?

Is "guys" gender neutral? Some say yes and use guys to refer to groups of men and women. Others say guys is sexist, which is why I made a list of 40 gender neutral alternatives to saying "you guys." One word I did not consider when making that list was "ladies," but why shouldn't I? If "guys" … Continue reading Is the word “ladies” gender neutral?

Favorite places to eat and drink in Savannah, Georgia

If you've never been to Savannah, Georgia (or even if you have), go ahead and do the tourist stuff: Eat at Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding Room, grab a drink (and a praline sample) on River Street, do a ghost tour. Those are all great, but there are a lot of less cliche places to enjoy in Savannah … Continue reading Favorite places to eat and drink in Savannah, Georgia