Equifax Hack - What to Do?

Embattled credit reporting agency Equifax, through a security flaw in its website, has exposed virtually the entire population of US credit-holders (approximately 143 million people) to identity fraud. As far as I can tell, the only thing we can do to protect ourselves is to put a freeze on our credit with each of five credit reporting agencies (including the scum of the earth, Equifax). This will prevent anyone (including ourselves) from doing credit checks or opening new lines of credit in our names.

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My employer was acquired this week. There has been a measure of reveling and celebrating at the office; morale is very high.

It feels good to be part of an organization that is dominating in its vertical market. I’ve certainly seen the opposite situation first-hand, whether it was due to market forces or a less-than-stellar acquisition.

Without the wounds those experiences left me with, I wouldn’t be able to savor this moment nearly as much. It’s not often that this happens. A handful times in a career, I’d guess.

The Intervening Years

Is this thing on? “Hiatus” isn’t really the best descriptor I didn’t officially take a hiatus from my own blog, since it was never much of a blog in the first place. Regardless, with no apologies or excuses, I’m going to perform a brief rewind and fast-forward to catch us up to the present. 2013 Led several responsive web front-end prototype projects. Built a SPA to run in a custom Webkit browser on resource-starved embedded systems.

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