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Storage Short Take #35

First, a bit of news. This is the first blog being published under the new site redesign. It may take me a while to get used to some of the fancy tools that it has, so bear with me as I try to get myself sorted. I’m a little behind, but a couple of weeks ago was Storage Field Day, …

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Nothing To Hide: Redux

The specter of secret recordings of university professors once again opens the door to the loss of individual rights and freedoms.

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The Mysterious Hard Drive

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but something happened over the weekend that is prompting me to write a blog that I believe is worth spreading far and wide. You see, over the weekend I found myself the unexpected caretaker of a complete stranger’s digital life. Through a strange set of circumstances, I found myself in possession of his …

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Quora: How Do I Stop Myself From Oversharing?

An interesting question on Quora came up, and I thought I’d try my hand at answering: How do I stop myself from impulsively oversharing deep and personal sad stuff about myself to people who barely know me? Why do I do this? So, putting on my “armchair psychiatrist” hat, I thought I’d write a response. It’s a very straightforward question that …

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Storage Short Take #26

Lots of time-sensitive articles this time around, new standards specifications up for public review, really interesting webinars (and not enough time in the day). A rare treat: being able to talk a little bit about my academic research thanks to the Coronavirus. Oh, and please don’t miss the Bonus section this time around. As always, links were active at time …

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Storage Short Take #21

A slight delay in getting this one out (due to obvious reasons), but there’s quite a bit from AWS, a shocking announcement from Stratoscale, a not-so-shocking “Best of the Year” award, and a lot of SNIA work going on. Storage Media and Technology Storage Companies in the News Industry Associations and Standards Webinars and Conferences Synology Security News Bonus Round

Security vs. Liberty: The Myth of “Nothing to Hide”

There have been several disturbing polls in the past year that are truly frightening. In them, a trend is emerging: the American citizenry is becoming more and more willing to trade in its precious freedoms (the little that they have) for the perception of security.