Security communicators can learn some lessons from national disaster communication. Motherboard interviewed Eli Jacks, chief of the National Weather Service’s Fire and Public Weather Services branch in The National Weather Service Wants You to Be Scared of This Blizzard, and Jacks shared many important elements of their communication strategy.
My birthday was yesterday! To celebrate, I ate an overly large and overly expensive steak and sorely undercooked brussels sprouts. Do yourself a favor and always roast brussels sprouts until they are caramelized and crunchy, then put some reduced apple cider and maple syrup on top. YUM!
Technology, while making the world more accessible than it has been in the past, has a lot of work to do for people with disabilities. A huge example of this is the shortcomings in OCR (optical character recognition) technology. In short, OCR sucks. And when we use it to simplify our lives (make a PDF into something that I can copy-paste into a text file), then when it fails it’s a minor inconvenience, and a silly one at that.
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