Last week, Equifax, one of the largest American credit agencies, was hit by a cyberattack that may have compromised the personal data of nearly 143 million people, including name, address, social security numbers, birth dates and more. The forfeited information reveals everything required to steal someone’s identity or to take out a loan in someone else’s name.
Read Article: Don’t blame open-source software for poor security practices
There’s no need to make a big deal about leaving every gathering you attend. Just leave—it’s fine.
Source: In Praise of the Irish Goodbye
An essay by Greg Knauss about programmers living in worst case scenarios and why we have responsibility in our jobs and would be happy to be hugged by friends..
Source: The Disaster Factory
Does listening to music help or hurt your productivity? Check out this infographic to learn what kinds of music you should listen to at work.
Source: Whistle While You Work: Impact of Music on Productivity [Infographic]
Last week, one of my readers sent in a question: How do I become a better visual designer?
Source: Before you can master design, you must first master the fundamentals
Congress just voted to allow internet providers to sell your browsing history and other personal data. Here’s how to hide your internet activity.
Source: Congress just voted to allow your internet provider to sell your online history and data — here’s how to protect your privacy
Think back to the last time you had that really tough programming problem you couldn’t crack.
Source: Can’t crack that programming problem? Go to sleep (or take a walk)
Editor’s note: The following selection on “The Vital Three Feet to Achievement” comes from The Technique of Building Personal Leadership (1944) by Donald A. Laird. It has been condensed from the original chapter. For many years I have kept a magic rule on my desk. It has literally been worth more than its weight in […]
Source: The Vital 3 Feet to Achievement | The Art of Manliness
We also both slipped a little more toward the end of the month. I found myself flicking over to Facebook when I was supposed to just be looking up directions to a restaurant. Stu got caught up in a stream of news on Twitter our last weekend.
Source: What I Learned After Banning Screens From My Home for a Month – Motherboard
There are few things I hate more than a smarmy sales experience.
Source: A fantastic lesson in sales (without being smarmy)