Showing posts from January, 2008

Video Professor out now!

Video Professor created a 3-CD tutorial based on my Net Crimes book. View several interviews with me below (click the play button to watch the first one, then go from there)!

DoD CyberCrime Conference, Groton Book Panel, more

Last week I flew to St. Louis for the 2008 DoD CyberCrime Conference. It was a quickie trip - I flew in Tuesday and both my United flights were one time or early! Since I had carry-on bags only, it was a breeze between flights and the shuttle to the hotel was ready to go within 10 minutes of my arrival at the St. Louis airport.

I got to the hotel and was told that a box was waiting for me. I knew it was going to be the Video Professor tutorial based on my book, the 2nd edition of Net Crimes & Misdemeanors. I asked them to have someone bring it up to the room.

I went to freshen up and wait for the box, talked to Chris (who I missed like crazy already) and waited some more while I unpacked. I finally got sick of waiting and went down to the conference to register, pick up some shirts I'd pre-ordered (one for Chris, two for me) and headed for the speaker room.

There I met Katie, new with Technology Forums, the folks who book me for the federal/military conferences. Then my buddy, Al…

What is wrong with people?

Does NO ONE think when they come up with product or company names that they KNOW will be sold to the English-speaking public?

First, I saw a coupon for this in the Sunday paper supplement section:

I am no pothead, but marijuana was the first thing that came to mind. Instead of smoking it, I can drink it - yeehaw!!! For those interested in this, just go to the Joint Juice web site. And no, it's not pot.

Then I found this today:

Yes, you read right - TATA. It's a new, inexpensive car from India car company TATA Motors.

I guess they're abreast of the competition.

Or they could go tits up.

Now add your own:

As if air travel isn't bad enough. . .

Spare Battery Tips

New rules for bringing spare batteries on planes with you:

Pack spare batteries in carry-on baggage. In the passenger compartment, flight crews can better monitor safety conditions to prevent an incident, and can access fire extinguishers, if an incident does happen.

Keep spare batteries in the original retail packaging, to prevent unintentional activation or short-circuiting.

For loose batteries, place tape across the battery's contacts to isolate terminals. Isolating terminals prevents short-circuiting.

If original packaging is not available, effectively insulate battery terminals by isolating spare batteries from contact with other batteries and metal. Place each battery in its own protective case, plastic bag, or package. Do not permit a loose battery to come in contact with metal objects, such as coins, keys, or jewelry.

Only charge batteries which you are sure are rechargeable! Non-rechargeable batteries are not designed for re-charging, and become hazards if th…