White hat hackers

Ethical hackers, a growing band of computer professionals, use their skills to work out of hours on projects benefitting society.

Don Christie, founder and director of Wellington’s largest open source service and cloud computing service provider¬†Catalyst, is happy if developers and other IT professionals working for the firm moonlight as hackers.…

A good reputation can be destroyed in minutes.  Thanks to the internet and social media, there are now not just more ways to damage reputations, but the bad news will travel faster and further.

The easiest way not to damage a reputation is to not be evil or stupid and to think before going public.…

A Gartner report says today’s recycled IT job advertisements aren’t going to attract the “innovative, flexible and engaged thinkers” organisations need to survive. The problem is recruiters list the technical skills they are looking for without considering other matters such as whether an employee will fit into the project or the workplace.…

Helen Sword’s Wasteline Test is a great online writing improvement tool.

You cut and paste your writing into a box, hit the button and the software scans your words.

The Wasteline Test counts and highlights the weak verbs, abstract nouns, prepositions, adjectives, adverbs and waste words.…