New Years Update

I sat down with myself the other day and decided that one of my few, and ultimately doomed new years resolutions, would be to update this blog at least once a week if not more, and I will do my best to hold to that, as there’s a lot of industry developments as of late, and a long-winded article every couple of weeks just doesn’t really cut it, so here’s to hoping that works out.

To begin with I told myself that MyTwoSenses shouldn’t too be formulaic, as there’s enough cookie-cutter stuff out there already, but I’ve realised that a few weekly sections/articles wouldn’t go amiss, and might be an easier way to convey my drivel to you fine sirs. With that say, starting from today I’m going to a “weekly picks” article, with links to sites and vidoes worth wasting your time on and a little bit of info, whether it be useful game guides, kick-ass headshots or simply stupid viral-y sort of stuff. So…

Weekly Picks 13/01/10

  • First thing to check out, if you don’t already follow it, is Zero Punctuation, and it’s awesome games video reviews done by the hilarious and frankly psychotic Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw
  • Next up is YouTube channel from a gentleman who goes by the name of SeaNanners. This guy posts up video commentary on his games of Call of Duty, as well as giving tips on how to make that special sort of pwnage ensue and additionally does some light-hearted video commentary for a few other games. Comical, useful and generally good clean fun – do it.
  • Another YouTube Channel now, College Humour – Besides a shitload of funny and well produced spoofs and parodies of movies and pop culture (I highly recommend the “I gotta feeling” Parody) they run a gaming series called Bleep Bloop and I found their recent review of Tony Hawk’s Skateboard Controller to be particularly poignant and thought-provoking to me…well not really, but just watch it, you’ll see.
  • And finally something completely un-games related, but awesome nonetheless is Zach Galifianakis’ (star of The Hangover) Between Two Ferns. If you’re partial to a bit of extremely awkward humour, this is definitely your cup of tea and has to be seen to be believed.

And that’s it for this week, lookout for a Games News Update in the next day or two. As always let me know your thoughts about anything on the blog , even hate mail is fun!

January 13th, 2010
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Network security and data breach protection is one of the most important aspects to consider when working over the internet. Though it sounds scary, it’s not very difficult. I personally have come across several dozen hacks I wished were a thing of the past. To get started, it’s easy to use free tools to protect your computer. These apps can protect you from the most common internet threats, like phishing, viruses, and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service).

What is cyber protection? - Definition, Importance, Types, Cost - Acronis

Choose Your Most Secure Browser

Browser security is a topic that can’t be discussed enough. It comes down to convenience and effectiveness. You want to be able to do all of your tech tasks with a browser, whether it’s navigating around the web or using an online app. If you’ve got a choice, go with a browser with the strongest security technology and a strong core code, so that you won’t have to worry about hacks being used to break in, we suggest including the use of SD-WAN solutions to protect your network as well. But these days, everyone wants the fastest, most stable, and most efficient browser they can get. We’ve got the best browsers to choose from. Here’s a few of the most secure browsers:

If your phone is like mine, then you probably have a pretty good idea of what a fingerprint scanner and iris scanner will do for your security. These two simple tools can help you to keep your information private when you get in to a new place. These are also very effective in stopping nefarious people from accessing your accounts, but it’s up to you if you want to take the plunge. They’re easy to use and the encryption tools they use are secure. If you really want to protect yourself online, then be sure to use these two services.

Some of the best smartphone apps are also available for your desktop. For example, your browser is more secure, as all your online accounts are stored within your phone, whereas on your desktop, your personal files are isolated, protected, and encrypted.

Protect Your Virtual Machine

Before you get to your virtual machine, be sure to secure your computer first. Many users will simply choose not to install any antivirus software because antivirus programs can be more tedious than necessary to operate. But if you use the very most up-to-date antivirus programs available, it could be the difference between your system being hacked and having to scramble your files. And since your antivirus programs aren’t capable of being installed on virtual machines, it’s even more important to protect them. If you have a Mac or Linux machine, then you can simply install your antivirus software, but if you’re a Windows user, then you’ll need to download an antivirus solution that’s specifically designed for virtualization. Also, make sure your connection is secure since this is the first line of defense. Internet providers, like, can help you with that.

How To Protect Your Data from Hacking in Virtualization

Your resources are finite and there’s not much you can do about it. The good news is that you don’t need to do anything complicated orĀ  sophisticated to protect your data. You simply have to make sure you keep a backup, e.g., cloud database like Couchbase, of your system before it’s shared with your guests. The whole point of security is to have data confidentiality where the users can be assured of the privacy of the data. Data masking done right can protect the content of data. If you want to learn more about data masking best practices, look for Delphix.

April 2nd, 2008
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Investing means putting your money to work to potentially earn a better return over the longer term than by keeping it in savings or in some other investment. Visit to learn all you need to know about investing!

I would not invest more than 4% of my current net worth into something that has a return that is equal to 5%/year, and I think many people do not do this. But if you think you might be in the market for an investment that might outperform the market over a long period, then investing 4% of your net worth in that investment might be a reasonable investment.

Many investors have trouble with this because they feel that their money has to be put to work for them, but they are not putting it to work for themselves by doing something that earns a higher return than 4%/year. This is why I’m in favor of making sure that the money I earn from an investment is invested in stocks that earn a 5%/year return on average, because then the potential returns from the investments go up over time. To me, an investment that pays me 4%/year is a good investment and an investment that earns a 5%/year return is a great investment.

I’ve had a hard time telling people my actual plan of action to achieve a 5% return. I’ve done plenty of reading and some research, but I don’t have a clear-cut answer. There are a few theories.

Why Is It So Hard To Reach 5% Return On Investments?

Before you take my word for it that this is possible, you need to look at the fact that investing doesn’t always pay off. There is no guarantee of that 5% return, no matter how good you are at the investments or how diligent you are in tracking your progress. There are three main reasons this happens. You make more money in one year than in 10. Investing can be very risky. That’s why you need to be diligent. If you get some money, then lose some it will cost you. Once you reach a certain level, it takes a long time before you get that return. And once you get that money, it’s not yours to give back. Once you get a return, you have to spend it or you’ll have to start all over again. You can’t hold on to it forever. There is no reason to keep the money for as long as possible. You should sell it when you can get enough interest.

I know this is the main reason many people don’t invest. The long term. It takes a lot of time to earn enough to pay the return. If you take the time to accumulate a good amount of money you’ll have plenty of interest. I know this is the reason many people don’t invest. Because they don’t want to spend too much time in making it work. But this is a wrong way. It is dangerous. You can run the risk of losing a lot of money too. There is no good way to make money. It’s not about how much you make.

January 9th, 2005
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