Thursday was Bring Your Child to Work Day, so for the first time in years, my little one came to the office with me. Several of my colleagues very graciously spent time with her, talking about their jobs and what we do as an organization. The last conversation she had was with a guy who's an internationally recognized expert on virtual criminal networks, the underground economy, and counter-terror investigations. He talked to her about how we use computers to help stop bad people from doing things that hurt us.
As I packed up my things in preparation to leave, she grabbed a dry-erase marker and began drawing something on my whiteboard.
I think that'll stay there for a while.
Coincidentally, I've been recording a podcast at work for the past few months with several colleagues, including the one that inspired my daughter. It's nominally about technology's impact on our lives, touching on issues ranging from privacy to sports to movies. As you'll learn if you listen to it, there's a high degree of dipshittery involved, as well.
and it's available here. According to the marketing team that supports it (wrap your nugget around the fact that there's a marketing team that supports it for just a minute), it's the most-downloaded podcast on my employer's network by a large margin.
We're going to be interviewing guests starting in May, so if any of you...know anyone interesting, please let me know.
* - Apropos of nothing, I stole that headline from a song off of Rhett Miller's solo record, The Instigator. His new record, The Traveler, will be released on May 12. And his website was just hacked by ISIS. I assume the two things aren't related.