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Big Data for the Little Guy

The turning of the calendar to a new year has had me thinking long and hard about the direction of Krispy’s Bytes.  Within the world of Technology there are 3 core areas that always seem to get my attention: Open Source (Linux and GNU Software) Big Data Risk Management So as I sat back over…

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This Day In Tech History – VisiCalc

January 2 The bane of my existence for many years has been the misuse, over use and shoddy development of spreadsheets for everything.  On this day back in 1979, the precursor to Excel was born from the minds of Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston who incorporated Software Arts…thanks guys!

This Day In Tech History – Y2K and .com

January 1 This day in Tech History brought to very important things to the world…first off, .com was born in 1985 as a TLD (Top Level Domain) and has led to the prosperity of the online world with websites that both enrich our lives and waste our time. Additionally, in 2000, January 1 brought about…

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Happy New Year – Krispy Style

I have been giving a lot of thought to what I have been and have not been doing over the past year and I realized that while life has been a challenge, I not only need to evaluate my health but I need to focus on being a generally better person.  When it comes to…

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Confusion, Distraction and Focus

I will be the first to admit it that I tend to get a bit distracted from time to time and that has been the case over the past couple of weeks.  I have not been able to stop a racing mind from playing tricks on me and in that, have not been able to…

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The New Krispy – Style Makeover

So the time has come to really look to my closet and figure out what should stay or what should go.  You see, one thing that walking everywhere has done has made all of my clothes fit me like they were made by Omar the Tent Maker.  I went from a Large/Xtra Large Shirt to…

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Tales of a Pedestrian Commuter – Taking Care of my Tootsies

There are so many benefits to making the conscious choice to walk to where you need to go but I am finding out that there are certain, challenges to this plan as well.  You see, I am a cheap bastard.  I am not ashamed of this, it is not just because I currently work in…

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Infographic of the Week – Know Your Image Format

In the world of images that is the Web these days, it can sometimes be hard to understand the difference between GIFs, PNGs, JPEGs and then there is TIFFs, BITMAPs and RAW images as well.  Well I stumbled across an interesting infographic in my slow days of internal reflection this week from the great minds…

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Is Sony to Blame for the Latest Breach???

Data Breaches and Sony seem to be a fairly consistent theme.  Remember back to 2011 when the Play Station Network suffered a breach that leaked out 77 million records…well if you hadn’t heard, it happened again for the media giant…and this time…it is likely to cost a lot more than the $177 million that the…

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Open Letter to Bystanders and Do Nothing Onlookers

Technology is a wonderful thing, don’t get me wrong but it is not ok to stand by and watch or worse…pull out your Smart Phone and record the events for posterity (or a moment of Youtube fame).  I am sick and tired of being sick and tired of this world we live in be sucked…

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