Over the holidays, my Facebook page was hacked and a phishing attack was launched using the "chat" feature, where my friends were contacted and told my wife and I had been mugged and that we needed money. It just goes to show that even with an alphanumeric password, your account information is not safe.
Today, it was narrowly reported that C programming language inventor and Unix co-creator Dennis Ritchie died after a long illness. He was 70. Earlier this month, Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs also died after a long illness.
EMC employee Nick Glasgow has Leukemia and efforts to cure the disease by transfusing blood platelets and antibiotic treatments have so far failed. What he needs is a bone marrow transplant. The technology community is rallying around the cause of getting as many possible donors to submit a simple sample to the national donor base.