Monday, February 16, 2015

Speaking to the Writers' Guild of Texas

Photo: Rainer Bantau
The nice folks at the Writers' Guild of Texas asked me to speak to their group on January 26, 2015. I had a good time, and I hope they had a good time as well. Many said they did, but they also seem polite so I don't want to assume too much.

Just like most writers, the member of the WGT were surprised at how many technology details it can take to keep your words safe and backed up. As I told them, I'm always amazed that non-technical people can beat their computers into submission enough to get any work done. I've been fighting technology for decades now, and I still get aggravated.

Since today's major news story concerned hackers stealing over a $Billion$ from banks around the world, now would be a good time to review your password system. If you don't have a system, and think your high school mascot remains a wonderful password able to guard your digital valuables, perhaps you should send me a note. In response, I'll send some common-sense passwords tricks.

Thanks again, WGT, and everyone keep your fingers crossed the hackers don't try and steal your $Billions$ any time soon.

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