Your job, or your password? With the unemployment rate still high, potential employees are being put through a hiring obstacle course by their prospective employers. The latest trend is a request for your facebook password. Not your username, your password. Why? According to a recent poll, 95 percent of employers say they use social media sites to ferret …
What is the Matrix?
“The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because it's only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.“ — Chuck …View full post
Coming Out of the Tardis (Pt. 3)
The Tale of a Sci-Fi Soldier My battle buddies don’t ask, and I don’t tell. It’s an uncomfortable situation, but it’s worked out so far. Unfortunately, most people in my unit will never know the “real” me. Other Soldiers may know that I don’t like to drink Monster energy drinks, but would rather drink tea (well, …View full post
Why I’m not scared of the dark…
The Last Frontier is calling…with a silent and twinkling ringtone. It's a collect call; will you accept the charges? Many socio-cultural anthropologists I talk with frequently lament that there is no longer a frontier. A hidden place, far from the known; where new and unique cultures and civilizations can still exist… Thanks to cheap, fast, …View full post
Finder: Talisman (A graphic novel so good, I didn’t want to read it…)
Last fall (between some military schooling) I was lucky enough to attend the Baltimore Comic Con. Thinking back on it now, it seems a bit…I don’t know, preordained? You see, I picked up a graphic novel there. And it had a rather profound effect on my life. I was in a far corner of the comic …View full post
Who was that Masked Man in the Invisible Mask?
Protecting your Pseudo-Anonymity in the Social Media Frontier According to Danial Solove, a professor at the George Washington University Law School, anonymity is OK, as long as it's "traceable." I don't have a doctorate degree…but isn't "traceable anonymity" a bit of an oxymoron? The professor claims that, “The loss of anonymity might make many people …View full post
Facebook: The Final Frontier
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Find out about the Unbook…
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I’m guest posting!
Hello everyone! Big news…I’m guest posting on another blog: Modern Mythology! Head on over to check out my continuing series, “The Story of a Transmedia Revolution” (part one and part two are already posted). In a month, I’ll be reposting them here. But if you can’t wait, head over to Modern Mythology today! What is Modern Mythology? …
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Coming Out of the Tardis (Pt. 3)
The Tale of a Sci-Fi Soldier My battle buddies don’t ask, and I don’t tell. It’s an uncomfortable situation, but it’s worked out so far. Unfortunately, most people in my unit will never know the “real” me. Other Soldiers may know that I don’t like to drink Monster energy drinks, but would rather drink tea (well, …
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Coming out of the Tardis (Pt. 2)
(The first part of this series was posted almost two years ago–it was one of the very first entries on this blog. You can check it out here. While I’m no longer deployed to Iraq–and I’ve since met several other warrior geeks–I still feel there is an unfair perception that while it may be OK …
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