20 years in IT

I realized something today. It’s been 20 years since I left my military intelligence occupation for a career in IT.

I’ve spent the last 20 years with my favorite 10 types of people – those who understand binary and those who don’t.

I’ve been working as a webmaster, web developer, web architect, IT manager, marketing manager, growth hacker, community manager, and product person in various countries and multiple industries.

I had some success stories and some stories that I am not proud of, but I learned some suitable lessons along the way.

If we worked together at some point in the last 20 years, thanks for allowing me to learn from you.

Spotify knows what you did the last G88gle search session!

I had a strange situation:

  • I was using G**gle Translate to transform some string from English to a few of the languages spoken in Indian to greet my teem better.
  • A few days after that, I opened my Spotify app, and surprise – my recommendation feed was full of newly discovered Indian songs.

The “coincidence” is not a discovery for sure; this is happening a lot. Just be aware that whatever you do in G**ge is visible to multiple other parties. 

And it’s not just G**gle. It’s almost every service that comes to you for “free”. It’s not Free; it’s you that they sell for big $ to other companies.

Continue reading about the Spotify ethical violations from here.

The future of passwords is bright

I see the future. I see it so clear to see one message you will receive a few years from now.

“Dear Customer, 

The BlahBlah monitoring system has noticed suspicious attempts to log in to multiple users’ accounts (an AI brute-force technique). Your account has been recognized with potentially weak security settings.

Therefore, to prevent unauthorized access, your account password has been regenerated automatically.

To restore access and ensure the security of your account, please complete the following step:

Reset a new strong password(At least 58 characters, including at least 3 uppercase, 7 lowercase letters, 9 numbers, and at least 7 special characters, e.g., ! @ # ? ])…”

The future BlahBlah security team

I like this feature. Why? People are lazy, and we tend to learn less and less and watch TV every day instead of reading books, solving math problems, thinking about space, dreaming big.

Imagine how your brain will work if you need to remember your new 58 characters password for your fresh 58 new services you will subscribe to deliver food to your home.

The future is bright! Embrace it. Please change your password to 58 characters now, and don’t write them down. Train your brain!