How new tools in the workforce are changing IT

Being an IT professional, this is the truth.

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We have moved into an era in which we simply cannot do our jobs without the tools originally envisioned as supporting work; these tools have become the work itself and not an adjunct to it.

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The Gender Bender

Before you fully read this post, keep in mind that this is just my opinion and I am not judging, taking sides, or pushing any the information. But we should be aware of the realities of our world and who shares our spaces no matter their gender, socio-economic status, beauty, gender, sexual preference, or religion and opinion. Having said that, please be respectful, opened minded, and courteous to those around your.

So we are all aware of the fact that people like to dress as the opposite of their gender. I have no personal problem with it, but I do believe that it should be made aware of the fact that as a society it is not encouraged or talked about. Why is gender bending such a taboo? Its part of our history.

Through out history there have been characters that have engulfed our lives in one way or another. From Shakespearean actors trying to secure a role in a play, Chavalier D’Eon, Charles Genevieve Louis Auguste Andre-Timothee D’Eon De Baumont (1728-1810), the French diplomat who was an expressive lifelong transvestite, Edward Hyde, Lord Cornbury, Later Third Earl Of Clarendon (1661–1723) who was the governor of the royal provinces of New York and New Jersey from 1702–1708

Then, in films like; In Tootsie (1982), Morrocco (1930), Madam Butterfly, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Divine,

Also, Iconic figures like Amanda Lepore, K.D. Lang, Milton Berle, Candy Darling, Claude Cahun, Anne Bonny And Mary Read (Early 1700s)

 

Change is a natural process that occurs even in nature, is gender bending a predicative of how nature intended human beings to be from the beginning. There is a change coming along that we should take notice of. Advertising has a huge impact on how genders play their role in advertising. For instance back in the 1950’s, advertising was segregated into sections, minorities, women, and men. Now modern times have expressed the public with salty figures that portray genders in ways that make us clock those figures twice, if not a third time. Clothing brands are have a huge impact on how the public associates the changes in our society, American Apparel, The New Yorker,  YouTube, The Gender Ads Project, Candy Magazine, and so many more.

To be continued…..! please post any comments, insights, or ideas and rants. Tell me what you think?

 

“If your mind i…

“If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.” – Anonymous

We can all learn from the way we live our life, reflection is important to understand what one is all about. There is a way that we can reflect by simply stepping back and making decisions that will improve our well being. There is not a better time to do this than by taking account of how you make yourself available to your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, clients, and everything one else in between. I realize that we don’t usually make room for reflection rather we like to be selfish, insecure, jealous, and insensitive to those around us. I just ask that you take a moment to reflect on what you did today and think about what you could have done differently if you could do it all over. But keep in mind that regret is never an option rather learn from your mistakes and move forward with your life.

Rural Memories not enough in the Big City

I moved to a big city in my late 20’s, it was a decision that I simply had to make for my career. Coming from a small rural farming town in Northern California i would never have imagined that I would move out to the desert. Las Vegas as luck would have it has given me the ability to grow as a person and as a professional. Here I have found my way through the city in more ways than none back home, although prices are different in just about everything, for the better of course. Life in the big city is different, people are different, community is different, social life is very different. For example, back home I was social, had more friends that one would want regardless of the fact that my friends lived 10-15 miles away but we somehow managed to stay social. 

Now that I’m living in a much bigger city, my social life has really taken a dump. I honestly have very few friends since I moved here three years ago. I guess living in a bigger city can have its toll on social life because people work at all hours of the day and night and meeting someone for coffee is hard enough. Not to mention the fact that the city is so spread out that just making a simply dinner arrangement is difficult because most people simply do not like to drive 8-15 miles away to meetup for dinner or lunch. 

How do you handle the stress of city life with no social life?

Crunchyroll, MLS and Google+ Photos get Chromecast support. Next up Aereo?

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Google’s Chromecast streaming stick didn’t just get love from ESPN this week: Chromecast users can now also cast from the iOS and Android apps as well as the website of the Anime video service Crunchyroll, Major League Soccer’s mobile apps, and Google+ iOS and Android apps. The latter can be used to cast photos and videos to the TV, which is especially useful if you auto-upload all your personal media to Google+. And we might even see Chromecast coming to Aereo as early as Wednesday.

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Google ups the ante on email encryption

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Google (S GOOG) unveiled a new security tool for email encryption Tuesday called End-to-End, as well as a new section to the company’s Transparency Report that details which email providers are taking the necessary precautions to ensure that email is being encrypted in the open web.

The new tool, still in its alpha stage, is a plug-in for Chrome that works by encrypting the email sent between two parties and leaving it encrypted until a user actively decrypts the message in his or her browser. While there are other tools out there that do similar functions, such as Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and GnuPG, Google claims that those tools are more complex than the average person can handle.

While Google said that online security “has always been a top priority,” it’s interesting to note that this service seems catered to folks who are generally nervous about email and feel…

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