Gregory A. Baker



YACC (aka, Yet Another Crypto Column)

YACC (aka, Yet Another Crypto Column)

By this point in time, everyone should be familiar with the crypto-virus and its many variants. Given all the media attention regarding crypto, I find it hard to believe that folks haven’t taken steps to protect themselves. But they haven’t, and just about every week I hear about another individual or organization attacked by crypto. […]

Not a Disaster

Not a Disaster

It is a perfectly good Monday morning. The kids are off to school without drama (mostly), and I arrive at the office a few minutes early. The entire team is all smiles. Why wouldn’t they be? Someone brought donuts. Yes, indeed. The week is starting off pretty good. Until… I just sat down to continue […]

This Week in Tek

This Week in Tek

Tesla Scores Again — Have you read any of the reviews for the new Tesla Model X? It’s the latest entry in Tesla’s line of 100 percent electric vehicles. The Model X is officially listed as an SUV with seating for up to seven adults. However, this car contains a few non-SUV like features. For […]

Living at 3 Percent

Living at 3 Percent

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to see Cirque de Soleil in Atlanta. The show is spectacular! If you don’t have plans to see it, you are missing an opportunity. The show runs through May 8. If you can get tickets for this weekend, go see it! You’ll love it! But this column […]

Making Progress

Making Progress

It seems that every Monday afternoon when I sit down to write this column, Microsoft Updater tells me that a patch for Microsoft Word is available. So every Monday afternoon, I dutifully download and install an update to Word. A thought occurred to me as I sat and waited the three or four minutes it […]

BASH on Windows

BASH on Windows

Bash on Windows (circa 1999) — The action of voicing a negative opinion toward Microsoft and/or the Windows operating system, typically involving a large degree of sarcasm. Bash on Windows (circa 2016) — Something entirely different…   Of all the ways to describe the long-heated rivalry between Windows and Linux, a calm, rational difference of […]

NASA coming to Augusta

NASA coming to Augusta

ASA’s open innovation incubator, the International Space Apps Challenge, will take place April 22-24. The global main stage for this year’s event will be in Pasadena, California, with local events taking place simultaneously in 193 locations spanning 72 countries. One of those locations is Augusta, GA. (BTW — only one of two locations in the […]

Fundamentals

Fundamentals

Earlier this week, I watched one of the most disappointing performances that I can remember. This performance occurred during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. For those of you who didn’t see the game, the Northern Iowa Panthers lead by 12 points over the Texas A&M Aggies with 35 seconds left in the game. In basketball, […]

When Disaster Strikes

When Disaster Strikes

Are you prepared? No, I’m not talking about the upcoming zombie apocalypse or a [insert candidate’s name here] presidency. While these are important considerations, let’s keep the conversation technical. Let’s talk about your data. First question, do you have any critical data? If I were to say that all of the information on your computer […]

Don’t Kermit

Don’t Kermit

Kermit the Frog (n.) The name of the bright green frog that is one of the central characters of the Muppets. Kermit (v.) The reaction of a computer user to particularly distressing system issue. This reaction is accompanied by a loud scream and an uncontrollable flapping of the arms. The other day I was packing […]