Six Weeks of Sickness

tags: personal

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Information Diet: Consume Less, Produce More

One of the cardinal rules for startups is: focus, focus, focus. There is so much to do and not enough time to do it that everyone must focus on delivering. This month I did a horrible job focusing. So for the next few months I'm putting myself on an "information diet". Here's what that means.

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The Day After the Attack

Last Saturday, April 5th 2014, I received an email from Google that they believed my site was hacked. I immediately FTP'd into the hosting service and pulled down the ASP. It was VBScript. I haven't written VBScript since 2002. I quickly jumped on Google and searched for "Rob Mensching". My heart sank when I saw my site was labeled with the dreaded, "This site may be hacked."

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Evolution of Free and Open Source at Microsoft

I just finished watching Microsoft's 2014 //build/ Conference's Day 1 Keynote. As expected there were a lot of announcements, not all of them surprises. But there were two anouncements that I found particularly interesting. IMHO, these two announcements exemplify just how far Microsoft has come since it released its first Open Source project almost exactly 10 years ago.

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