My bank has one of those idiotic rules forcing us to change our password for online banking every 90 days. It is my opinion that their rule increases vulnerability rather than resistance to attack, but it is a situation about which I can do nothing, and I otherwise like the bank.
From the time of publication of the essay “No Silver Bullet” in 1986, we have been looking for the silver bullet ever more diligently. Even the essay’s author, Dr. Fred Brooks, Jr., wrote a sequel called “‘No Silver Bullet’ Refired” that appeared in 1995. On a less grand scale, five years later, I gave a sad keynote address at Software Methods and Tools 2000, a part of which was a prediction that project management would become another failed silver bullet in this century.
Sadly, all of the above predictions have turned out to be true. Continue reading
In this morning’s mail I received a link to a good post about passwords and entropy and the like. There is so much cruft about passwords that it is difficult to reliably suss the good and the bad, but the above posting is both correct and reasonable. Sometimes I need a password, not a password system, and I offer the following as a free solution for you to use. Continue reading
This is not one of those link bait blog posts you typically see telling you how you can drive millions of visitors to your web site so you can get rich quick and buy a tropical island. What this post does do is share the actual steps I used to boost my web site traffic from 50 visitors per day to 10,000 in only 10 days and to generate nearly 5,000 inbound links in that same period. Continue reading