Gregory A. Baker



Grunt Work 2.0

Grunt Work 2.0

My grandfather built Augusta. Well, at least certain parts of it. He spent his entire life working construction. Growing up, I remember Granddaddy driving us through what are now considered old Augusta neighborhoods. He would point out every house that his crew built. He remembered every single one, and each house had a story that […]

The Beginning of the End

The Beginning of the End

Years from now, the world will look back on February 26, 2015, as the day that the Internet began to die. Today, the FCC reclassifies the Internet as a common carrier service and imposes archaic 1930s-era regulation upon the most innovative and creative culture since the Renaissance. Very soon, an avalanche of rules and compliance […]

Cogito Ergo Sum

Cogito Ergo Sum

A high school lecture… sometime in the next century… [The teacher continues…] In the winter of 2015, a group of researchers from Kaspersky Lab released their findings in regards to a suite of malware that had been discovered over the last decade. This software is attributed to the efforts of state-sponsored cyber espionage due to […]

All You Really Need to Know

All You Really Need to Know

“When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.” —Robert Fulghum This past week I received a phone call on my iPhone from a lady with an accent that I couldn’t place. That’s not terribly surprising. Technology jobs require conversations with vendor representatives around the world. I figured […]

A Bedtime Commercial

A Bedtime Commercial

Author’s Note: More than a few years ago, back when my daughters still thought Dora was really cool, our bedtime routine would always include a nonsensical story about various and assorted talking animals in strange and interesting environments. Somehow, I’ve always thought that the Metro Spirit would be the perfect place for such a story. […]

You’ve Got (a Lot of) Mail

You’ve Got (a Lot of) Mail

Undoubtedly, email has evolved into the most flexible, useful and ubiquitous form of communication. Email is used for everything. Think about it. When you have a tidbit of information that you send out, how do you do it? Email, of course. Before the Internet, a bin on an office desk used to be the repository […]

Who’s Driving That Car?

Who’s Driving That Car?

Okay, let’s take care of the priority items first. This past Monday was the college championship football game. I’m sure the game was good, but that’s not what was important. In case you missed it, our hometown supergroup, Lady Antebellum, sung the national anthem. Best national anthem ever. Yeah, I know, it’s not their first […]

Light Bulbs That Aren’t Dim

Light Bulbs That Aren’t Dim

A couple of months ago, my wife and I decided that the time had come to finally retire our old washer and dryer that had served us for the last 20 years. We originally purchased the set from a recent college graduate whose parents wouldn’t let her continue to store the machines in their garage. […]

Credit or Debit?

Credit or Debit?

With gas prices continuing to fall, I thought we’d revisit this column from last summer. Enjoy! — Greg Every four or five days, my car requires a fill-up. No big deal, right? I pass two or three different Circle Ks on the way to the office (depending on which way I go), so it’s pretty […]

A 21st Century Savior

A 21st Century Savior

Luke 2 1 In those days during the presidency of Barak Obama a great decree went out across the United States and, for that matter, the entire world. All those that seek a better life and free healthcare would not be turned away at the border. 2 (This was not the first time that amnesty […]