I got my Japan laptop this week. I did little with it until yesterday with work and home stuff demanding my attention.
I got email and instant messaging and a whack of other apps going. I also converted my US work phone to get my Japan emails and such. Switching the iPhone was not intuitive or brief.
Today I finally made some time to start customizing my laptop.
I don’t think I properly conveyed to management here how important having proper Japan focused tools are to me and my doing well. Lesson learned.
Fun fact: the Japanese keyboard layout is different from the US layout in significant ways. The cool bits are that the changes, for the most part, don’t interfere with US typing habits and when they do – they make sense!
When typing emails, how great would it be if the @ is an unshifted key? SPOILER ALERT – pretty awesome.
How about taking a page from the old Blackberry, where the $ is an unshifted key? Boom! The ¥ key is direct type – no shift required.
and ^ are first key unshifted, too.
Yes. My typing is a bit impaired right now, mostly with the @ and ‘ for contractions (now shift-7).
I’ve always been a self starter. Give me a knotty problem to untie and I’ll dive in. Give me a multitasking tool and I’ll bend it to my will.
I can’t do this any more.
I missed important information while I was tied up troubleshooting access, delayed further by the fact the text was 95% Japanese. Previous tweaks to glean a marginal improvement in process caused problems when I needed to switch accounts and contexts.
Tinkering won’t do. I need to either bullet-proof-ish my work or get an assistant. Or both.
Working for two employers at once isn’t new. It happens all the time.
But you can’t report about company B for company A while also an employee for company B. It’s Journalism 101, a class I took. I know famous corporate blogs and sites occasionally like to blur journalistic lines. This violation, if true, is clear.
Assuming Tim Cook didn’t appear apropos of nothing on Chris Ziegler’s doorstep the day his dual employment began, and nothing in what I’ve read so far indicates an immaculate hiring, The Verge should at least brand every article Chris wrote for the past 6 months as suspect. His motives aren’t known. We can only speculate when Mr. Ziegler entered into discussion and ultimately received the offer to join Apple.
Apple should dismiss Mr. Ziegler if the accusations are true. If he was duplicitous to The Verge management, co-workers, and readers it stands to reason he will be duplicitous to Apple as well. His ethics, at least, are questionable.
If someone I hired knowingly still worked in such a conflict of interest I would fire them for cause. I’d be curious to learn of environments where such action wouldn’t be the norm.
Again, I don’t know all the details or all the facts. If correct, the course for Apple and The Verge is clear.
At CircleCityCon, CSO’s Steve Ragan chats with Paul Jorgensen, host of the PVC Security Podcast, about ad hoc processes within many security operations centers (SOCs) and how organizations can prevent these types of mistakes.
I relished talking with Steve Ragan at CircleCityCon in Indianapolis last weekend (Saturday 11 June 2016). He recorded us in a bite-sized elevator-pitch of a summary of a key point or two of my talk, “Top 10 Mistakes in Security Operations Centers, Incident Handling, and Incident Response”.
Yes, our first take failed. We were joined then by Chris Maddalena, my co-host from the PVC Security podcast. Chris couldn’t be bothered to join us for the redo, probably because he was busy winning the whole conference or something.
Not only was I moments away from my talk as Steve mentioned in the open; I left straight from my session to the airport en route to Tokyo for work. You can’t see my luggage lurking behind me in the video.
Many thanks to Steve and IDG.tv for having me on. It was fun, deja vu included.
p.s. – I think the rhyme in the title could have been exploited more #justsayin
Symantec will be filling an important product gap with its acquisition of Blue Coat Systems, Symantec’s interim president and chief operating officer Ajei Gopal said in an interview with Dark Reading this week.
Symantec was smart to buy my company, Blue Coat, and install me as the new president and CEO of Symantec. And as I’m the new Symantec head honcho I agree with the comments made by the former president and CEO of Blue Coat, the company Symantec just acquired.
I thoroughly enjoyed speaking at the conference. Thank you to the audience, who were fantastic. I would be remiss if I did not also thank the CCC organizers for bestowing the honor of speaking upon me.