Internet standards expert John Pozadzides just posted a very interesting blog post on hacking passwords.
It's an old cliche about passwords: that many of them are just the word "password" or "12345." But as Mr. Pozadzides points out, hackers have the numbers on their side when they target weak passwords like that. In this post, he ponders how he would hack the passwords of his readers:
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Dr. W. Edwards Deming was not only a founding father of IT Service Management, but has also offered some interesting thoughts on ensuring high quality service for the customer.
To wit, we present Dr. Deming's seven threats to quality:
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The folks over at How To Get Focused have lots of interesting charts and information; it's well worth a visit. As one example, they recently posted this chart providing their advice on how to deal with email. Some of us get an awful lot of it ... it's just so easy to get behind.
Here's one approach to consider:
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Wired magazine recently posted a very interesting item on social networking, suggesting that, when used properly, it does something counter to what most people assume: increase productivity.
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Someone over at reddit posted a very clever office prank, one that you can do too! Just create an official-looking document ... you want to make it look like an official page of instructions for the photocopier. And before you know it, you'll have your co-workers talking to the machine!
Here's what it looks like:
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