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Technical consultant & security expert serving the South Coast for over 18 years.

As a technical consultant, a former executive at EMI, Lynda.com, Anysoft & IDIMedia and Carpinteria High School alumni, I have had a unique opportunity to see the scientific and technological growth in the South Coast. This site features curated insight into the single position the South Coast has in California’s technical footprint and offers up-to-the minute cyber security updates. The news & tutorials on this site feature articles written by myself and hand picked selections with topics including WordPress, design, programming, mac tips and more. Please contact me if you have any questions.

The Forgotten World of BBS Door Games

Explore what online gaming looked like in the early 1990s, aka Bulletin Board Systems. Before the Internet linked up every American household, PC users still found ways to make remote contact—and play games—with each other. They did so using ordinary telephone phone lines and dial-up modems, often directing the devices to call Bulletin Board Systems […]

Thanks Frank II Illustrated

Thanks Frank II Illustrated by Jeremiah Byerley

#comics #frankmiller’s #daredevil #drawingoftheday #Illustration #2dartbot #2dartwork #artiftheday #artistofinstagram #webcomic #DevilofHellskitchen #draw #drawing #wip #ojai #intheroom #ink #sandiego #jeremiahbyerley #thedefenders #defenders #marvel #netflix #mattmurdock

Smoke alarm with mother’s voice wakes children faster

FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 — Young children are more likely to be awakened by a smoke alarm that uses their mother’s voice than one with a typical high-pitched alarm, a new study finds. The mother’s voice alarm also resulted in much quicker escape times. “Children are remarkably resistant to awakening by sound when asleep,” explained […]

The first vertebrates on Earth arose in shallow coastal waters

A new study answers an enduring question about where our earliest backboned ancestors lived The cradle of vertebrate evolution was limited to a zone of shallow coastal waters, no more than 60 meters deep. In those waters, fish — the first vertebrates — appeared roughly 480 million years ago, a study finds. For nearly 100 […]

Ancient South Americans tasted chocolate 1,500 years before anyone else

Archaeological finds are the earliest evidence for cacao use in the world Ancient South Americans domesticated and consumed cacao, the plant from which chocolate is made, long before other people did, a new study finds. Artifacts with traces of cacao suggest that an Amazonian culture located in what’s now Ecuador developed a wide-ranging taste for […]

Girl Scouts Issues Data Breach Warning to 2,800 Members

Someone gained access to an email account for the Orange County chapter, which was rife with personal data. The Orange County, Calif. branch of the Girl Scouts of America has been hacked, potentially exposing personal information for thousands of members. Rest assured though: The cookies are safe, even those of the computing type. According to […]

Google Updates reCAPTCHA: No More Boxes to Check

Puzzles and check-boxes have been replaced with in-the-background behavioral analysis. Google this week has rolled out its latest version of the reCAPTCHA mechanism, which is meant to weed out spam and abuse by robots on websites. It marks a dramatic departure from previous reCAPTCHA efforts by eliminating the need for visitors to take any extra […]

Square, PayPal POS Hardware Open to Multiple Attack Vectors

Popular card readers like Square and PayPal have various flaws that allow attacks ranging from fraud to card data theft. Mobile point-of-sale (POS) terminals have revolutionized the retail space in many ways, with devices such as Square offering locations like mall kiosks, small coffee shops and roadside stands a handy and cost-effective way to accept […]

What’s it like to awake & meet yourself somatically? Illustrated by Jeremiah Byerley

What’s it like to awake & meet yourself somatically? Illustrated by Jeremiah Byerley

#comics #somatic #drawingoftheday #Illustration #2dartbot #2dartwork #artiftheday #artistofinstagram #mirrors #webcomic #calm #sleep #draw #drawing #wip #ojai #intheroom #pencils #ink #sandiego #jeremiahbyerley #inner-voice #tired #mirror #mooglit #calmthebody #reflections #kermit #muppets

That’s A Fact Jack – illustrated by Jeremiah Byerley

That’s A Fact Jack – illustrated by Jeremiah Byerley #comics #somatic #drawingoftheday #Illustration #2dartbot #2dartwork #artiftheday #artoftheday #artistofinstagram #1970’s #webcomic #jack #kirby #draw #drawing #wip #ojai #intheroom #pencils #ink #sandiego #jeremiahbyerley #inner-voice #tired #superman #dceu #dc #justiceleague #jackkirby