Some shared IT items.

The Athens Affair
By Vassilis Prevelakis and Diomidis Spinellis
How some extremely smart hackers pulled off the most audacious cell-network break-in ever

Social Engineering, the USB Way
Those thumb drives can turn external threats into internal ones in two easy steps

IT secrets for keeping users happy
It’s important to remember your users. Most of the changes you make to your systems, policies, and procedures will have at least some user impact. And happy users mean happy system administrators, right?

Top 10 Ways to Fire the Client From Hell
How to tactfully rid your business of penny-penching, unreliable and abusive clients.

Scott Hanselman’s 2009 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows
Everyone collects utilities, and most folks have a list of a few that they feel are indispensable. Here’s mine. Each has a distinct purpose, and I probably touch each at least a few times a week. For me, util means utilitarian and it means don’t clutter my tray. If it saves me time, and seamlessly integrates with my life, it’s the bomb. Many/most are free some aren’t. Those that aren’t free are very likely worth your 30-day trial, and perhaps your money.

The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint
… I am trying to evangelize the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint. It’s quite simple: a PowerPoint presentation should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points. While I’m in the venture capital business, this rule is applicable for any presentation to reach agreement: for example, raising capital, making a sale, forming a partnership, etc.

Mount an ISO image in Windows Vista
The freeware utility from Microsoft to mount ISO Images doesn’t work in Windows Vista. Thankfully there’s another utility that does.
The utility that we will use is called Virtual Clone Drive. This utility will let you mount .ISO, .CCD, .DVD, .IMG, .UDF and .BIN files. Download the utility and start the setup process.