Annual 2017 Predictions

At the top of my 2016 predictions was the concern over digital trust, can consumers trust digital systems with their information? It’s hard to say if this year was a tipping point or not, there were quite a few scandals but the primary events that could fuel this disturbance was the San Bernardino iPhone crack and the purported DNC hack that may have been perpetrated by foreign actors. If there is any truth to the latter, the repercussions could be monumental; however, this remains to be proven.

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Making jEdit OS X Friendly

As a developer, one of the tools that makes me more productive is a good text editor. While IDE environments are replete with a wide assortment of powerful editing tools, they often miss the mark on macro customization, binary (hex) viewers and the ability to edit large text files. More recently, my favorite IDE has been reminding me that text files outside my current project are being edited – which is an extreme nuisance. Fortunately, jEdit provides a wealth of text editing capability coupled with a competent BeanShell macro language.
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