Category Archives: ‘puters

Sensible talk about HTTPS

(this is a slightly amended reprint of an article I wrote for Computers in Libraries magazine in 2016 and I’m putting it here because it’s timely. Original title: Practical Technology – Digital Privacy is Important Too. If something seems inaccurate, … Continue reading

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National Library Week – thoughts on cybersecurity

[this is a transcript of an email I sent to someone doing cybersecurity+libraries research] There are two ways in which libraries could be doing a lot better in the realm of cybersecurity. And I should note, I work for rural … Continue reading

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learning git to share more free stuff

I made a thing. It started out with me just reading Twitter. A friend built a thing and tweeted about it. Here’s a thing I made during an in-class demo today. https://t.co/e4EEfyp5vg — Dan Phiffer (@dphiffer) March 29, 2016 The … Continue reading

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Free tech learning resources – short list

I mentioned back in January that NYPL has said they were putting all of their handouts for their tech classes online. It took a while for them to get that sorted, but they’re online now and worth checking out. There … Continue reading

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Why sourcing photos matters – how misattribution is amplified on the web

I wrote an article for Computers in Libraries last week about the PicPedant account on twitter and the odd preponderance/problem of unsourced images flying around the internet. This is just a true thing about how the internet works and people … Continue reading

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