Physwall (Science Fiction Short Story)

EL PRESIDENTE! The new, barely-elected president was celebrating her victory. She felt she was born to win this, and nothing could take this from her. All her staff were cheering and applauding. Some were crying — they couldn’t believe they had won. Everyone was ecstatic and excited beyond words. This was a long time coming. They felt they deserved what they had won. There were many tears of joy, and a sense of awe for the first woman president of the USA....

July 31, 2019 · 6 min · Ben Francom

Defining Business Value in IT Operations and Information Security

Summary By implementing best practices for IT Operations and Information Security, businesses can increase profit by reducing costs and increasing revenue through 3 things: Reducing Risk Increasing Customer Satisfaction Increasing Employee Productivity Details To some, it is difficult to define the business value that IT Operations and Information Security can provide. Breaking down these technical ideas into more business-friendly terms can aid in showing this value, and where improvements should be made....

July 5, 2019 · 4 min · Ben Francom

Data Lifecycle Management

How to Identify and Prevent Data Sprawl PDF Version Summary With the blur between on-premise and cloud networks, data finds its way into many unintended places. The sprawl of data across enterprise systems increases costs and puts information at risk of loss, or theft. An enterprise’s reputation can be further tarnished based on noncompliance, loss of intellectual property, and/or public embarrassment. A good Data Lifecycle Management (DLM) strategy can help manage these risks to ensure data is protected and used in accordance with policy....

May 22, 2019 · 4 min · Ben Francom

Grossest Halloween Ever

pdf version One specific Halloween party I remember from my youth was when we were at church with all the young’uns gathered round. I’m sure I was looking forward to having a good time, hanging with my friends, and pounding as much sugar down my gullet as humanly possible. There were probably the normal games of beanbag toss, cakewalk, doughnut eating, etc. The only game I actually recall was “bobbing for apples....

November 28, 2015 · 3 min · Ben Francom

Mutt Offline Outlook365 With mbsync

Nitty Gritty I’ve been using the mutt e-mail client for about two years now. I love mutt. I’m a die hard Linux/BSD guy, and am in the console a lot. I love mutt’s simplicity"1& power. I love being able to customize it. Mutt’s motto is among the best ever penned: “All mail clients suck. This one just sucks less.” It is so fast at e-mail (reading/deleting/sorting/tagging/moving/filtering, etc), that it is hard to use anything else....

November 23, 2014 · 6 min · Ben Francom