Despre problemele de securitate IT (tehnologia informației)

Mikkel Rønne - Computer keyboard

În ceea ce privește problemele de securitate IT (tehnologia informației) – cele mai periculoase tipuri de probleme pe care le-am întâlnit au fost virusările de site-uri, prin malware.

La nivel personal, am avut calculatorul infectat cu viruși, unele site-uri pe care aveam cont au fost expuse online, dar de departe cele mai periculoase lucruri sunt cele care au afectat site-urile, pentru că au fost multe persoane implicate.

Lucrez la calculator de foarte mulți ani, și am trecut prin tot felul de antiviruși, în ultimii ani nici nu discut să nu am o soluție de antivirus, pe conturile mele de pe site-uri folosesc parole complexe și diferite de la un site la altul, nu fac click pe orice link.

Însă rămâne problema la nivel de server, să ai un site infectat poate fi o mare problemă. Backup, soluții securitate, parole complexe – toate ajută.

Un server atacat are două probleme majore: afacerea care depinde (și) de acel website este, cu siguranță, afectată negativ, dar și faptul că poate răspândi lucruri negative în online.

La finalul zilei, fă tot ce poți ca să previi problema și dormi fără griji, că mai mult n-aveai ce să faci. :)

În cazul de față, prevenția e net mai bună decât repararea. Dacă poți preveni într-un fel, fă asta.

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Ideal computer setup

Norm Wright - laptop detail

If you look at pictures of desktops of top marketers (27 Pictures of Desks – Top Marketers Share Tips for Cameras, Mics, Lights and Hamsters | Orbit Media Studios), what you might notice is:

  • A lot of people use laptops, as opposed to PCs / Macs. I don’t think that’s a good idea, and the first reason for this is that you need a monitor for a proper image and an external keyboard + mouse for proper input.
  • Another reason? If you don’t use an external monitor or keyboard, your ergonomics at the office are likely poor.
  • Laptops are more expensive than their desktop counterparts.
  • Most laptops are also very limited in raw power when compared to desktops.
  • More prone to breaking, harder to repair.
  • Harder to upgrade.
  • There’s a big advantage – mobility of laptops -, but most people in that list spend a lot of time at the PC. If I were them, I’d use a not-so-performant laptop for travelling, and a performant PC for home.

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The Mac that never happened

iMac

I like the Macs running Apple M1 system on a chip (SoC).

“The M1 was welcomed with very positive reviews and recorded industry-leading performance and efficiency in popular benchmarks (GeekBench 5, Cinebench R23).” (Apple M1 – Wikipedia)

I like the fact that it’s considered to be a fast and good value for the price.

I thought of waiting for a new generation of Apple M1, and buying either a Mac Mini or iMac 24″/27″.

After reading some reviews, viewing some videos (rational: M1 iMac Review: Ultra Thin Design Choice! – YouTube or emotional: New Apple iMac 2021 Unboxing & First Look! (Green) – YouTube), and thinking more about it, I decided I will stick to PC + Windows 10, and postpone switching to a Mac indefinitely.

Below, my thought process.

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Denumire fișiere imagini + video

Eduardo il Magnifico - Starts with P

Eu prefer la numele fișierelor să încep cu [an] [lună] [zi], și să continui cu nume fișier, de forma:
2021.04.07 Imagine rasarit soare.jpg

În acest fel, toate imaginile sunt sortate automat alfabetic.

Ajută mai mult la foldere imagini.

Iar după asta, dacă am multe foldere, împart folderele pe ani.

Pentru documente Word sau altele asemenea, folosesc același sistem, deși e ceva mai puțin util.

În orice caz, prefer într-un folder să am toate fișierele denumite așa decât strict pe baza numelui “standard”, alfabetic.

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Work fast

Patrick Dirlam - Speed demon

One time, during my professional life, I encountered a person who used to reply very fast to most emails.

Not only this, but the person also used to solve tasks quickly.

Some tasks were solved less-than-perfect, but, boy-oh-boy! – Were they done quickly.

I tried to learn from this as much as possible.

I tend to reply rather quickly to most messages.

As said before, if you give a quick answer you help that person lose less of their time.

If you value their time as much as yours, you might want to try and work fast and reply to emails quickly.

At least, that’s what I try to do.

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Why should you answer to a message quickly?

Adam Y Zhang - Fast

There are some time-management solutions that claim this:

  • Only answer your emails a few times a day.
  • Don’t be constantly available for messaging.
  • Don’t reply to phone calls at all times.
  • … etc., you got the message.

Why do I consider the advice wrong?

The logic goes as follows: if you value your time on the same level as one of your partners of discussion, you should reply to messages ASAP.

If they lose time talking to you, and they are interrupted at moment X, if you reply to them 3 hours later, they’ll also be interrupted 3 hours later.

So, it makes sense – “I’ll interrupt what I do at the current moment, to help my business partner not lose time. Their time is as valuable as mine, if I postpone answering the email/message for 3 hours, then their time will be lost. I’ll sacrifice my time for the good of the overall partnership.”

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