Some thoughts published on my personal/writing blog after last Friday's DDoS attack. I address what the industry might do (and why they are not) and what home users should do (and are definitely not). http://www.matthewmoranonline.com/one-brought-down-internet/
I wrote about this technology some time back at Pulse Infomatics. Using the Microsoft Internet Controls, the HTMLDocument object, and VBA, you can read and extract data from almost any website. This can be used to periodically look for changes on a website or pull data for use into your own analysis tool. We've had several clients use us to build tools on this technology. A little over a month ago, a reader - unable to get the sample code working - asked if I would provide a fully working database. If that interest you, you may download that database from the Pulse site. GO HERE TO GET DOWNLOAD FILE If you have questions about it, please feel free to ask. And let me know if you are successful in…
Are you withholding information about what you, believing you are more valuable if no one else has this information? This is a common practice among IT professionals. It demonstrates a lack of confidence in your actual value to your employer. Do NOT Withhold Information to Artificially Bolster Your Value Listen to episode 26 below or download here. [audio mp3="http://www.itcareertoolkit.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/BYITC-26-do-not-withhold-information.mp3"][/audio]
Does learning new technology give you anxiety? What about knowing which technology to learn? This discussion will help. Learning New Technology & The Next HOT Technology Listen to episode 25 below of download here. [audio mp3="http://www.itcareertoolkit.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/BYITC-25-learning_new_technology.mp3"][/audio] Key Content: Market relevance is important but is solved by better understanding business need. You aren't too late to learn a popular technology. There are unfilled or under-filled positions. Beware the "my technology is the 'best' technology" myth. Work on a real but small (1 month to 6 weeks) project to learn new technology. Do not study what you know.. only what you do not know. What tips do you have for learning new technology? What questions do you have? And please share this podcast.
Are you waiting for that class next semester or your employer to give you a project and permission to learn new technology? If so, this podcast is for you. I give you permission (duration: 6:46) Listen to Episode 24 below or download here. [audio mp3="http://www.itcareertoolkit.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/BYITC-24-permission-granted.mp3"][/audio] And you can always subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. I use Pocket Cast for Android. Here is a picture of the book I mention in the podcast. It is how I started to learn programming. [caption id="attachment_4944" align="alignnone" width="644"] ISBN 0-8104-5626-5, Hayden Book Company[/caption]