Death by GPS: Why GPS is Not a Common Sense Substitute

January 24th, 2017 by Jennifer Lough

There are few who would advocate driving into Death Valley on a tank of gas and directional intuition. Yet, people drive  into Death Valley on a tank of gas and the directions of a machine notorious for recalculating. We walk into signs and cars and fellow pedestrians because we’re texting and it’s killing us. Literally. So, you ask, how do we combine convenience and common sense without meeting a nasty end? An excellent question.

Studies indicate that GPS reliance actually changes the brain and hurts your ability to navigate. The recommended solution, as you might guess, is to use the GPS less and a map more if you like your spatial reasoning. Read the rest of this entry »

March Breakfast Event Planned

January 10th, 2017 by Pamela Michael

Our next breakfast has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 15th at 7:30AM.

Developing a Comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan

Join us for a meaningful discussion on the importance of creating and testing your organization’s DRP. We’ll review the steps you should be taking now in order to avoid costly downtime in the future.

We’ve got some important information to share, and we’ll be serving it up with side of bacon!

For more information or to reserve your spot for this FREE and INFORMATIVE event, CLICK HERE.

Duck Duck Goose: The Search for Privacy Online

January 3rd, 2017 by Jennifer Lough

Micro Visions Explores Duck Duck Go Search EngineIn my latest attempt to keep my persona off the Internet (a complete failure, given that this is a published work with my name on it), I discovered the latest must-use search engine: DuckDuckGo. It has absolutely nothing to do with Duck Duck Goose except that the creator thought it was a good name and borrowed it. Fortunately for Internet users everywhere, the man was a bit more intentional about the purpose of his search engine than about its name. DuckDuckGo is designed for privacy. The idea is that without any unnecessary cookies, tracking, directed ads, or user information logs, users can operate somewhat anonymously.

So, you may ask, does it work? Answer: Yes. DDG does pretty much what it promises, which is great. Read the rest of this entry »