Mark Gibbs

Contributing Editor

Mark Gibbs is an author, journalist, and man of mystery. His writing for Network World is widely considered to be vastly underpaid. For more than 30 years, Gibbs has advised on and developed product and service marketing for many businesses and he has consulted, lectured, and authored numerous articles and books about networking, information technology, and the social and political issues surrounding them. His complete bio can be found at http://gibbs.com/mgbio

Projectplace: Outstanding project management

Kan you do Kanban? Yes, you kan with Kanboard (and it's FOSS!)

Kan you do Kanban? Yes, you kan with Kanboard (and it's FOSS!)

Kanboard is a free, open source Kanban system that's outstanding in both it’s simplicity to set up and use and in its depth of features.

Open HUB: How to find the best open source projects

Open HUB: How to find the best open source projects

Open HUB lets you search, slice, dice, and compare tens of thousands of open source projects so you can identify those worth checking out

Suhosin: How to harden your PHP web application

Suhosin: How to harden your PHP web application

The lure of PHP is that it's easy to learn, easy to develop with, and flexible (though not every one thinks PHP is a good idea). On the other hand, as with all programming languages, PHP has security issues so poor coding practices...

Trello: A great way to get organized

Trello: A great way to get organized

Unless you’re an unusually well-organized person one of the things you aren’t is really organized. In general, it’s hard getting your act together and one of the most powerful ways to overcome your laziness and cavalier attitude...

Big Data and Intelligence: Minimizing or preventing violence against citizens and the destruction of property

Big Data and Intelligence: Minimizing or preventing violence against citizens and the destruction of property

The Social Analysis and Intelligence Group, SAIG, uses Big Data and sentiment analysis to inform decision-makers about trending social behaviors, with a focus on those behaviors that lead to civil unrest and violence.

How low can we go? Introducing the $9 Linux computer!

How low can we go? Introducing the $9 Linux computer!

With the release of the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B priced at $35 and it’s predecessor, the Raspberry Pi Model B+, having recently had its price dropped to $25 you might have thought a cheaper computer of equal capabilities would be hard...

Best practices: How not to handle angry people who never asked for the newsletter you subscribed them to

Best practices: How not to handle angry people who never asked for the newsletter you subscribed them to

There’s something profoundly presumptuous and rude about any organization assuming that you want to be subscribed to their newsletter or whatever. And what amplifies the irritation is that unsubscribing isn’t frictionless: You usually...

Eccentric 21st Century LED lighting with Bluetooth and smartphone apps

Eccentric 21st Century LED lighting with Bluetooth and smartphone apps

You’re sitting in your office (or cube) and it’s kinda drab. You need something to brighten it up and I have just what you might want: Lamps. But these are no ordinary lamps, these are LED lamps called Notti and Dotti produced by...

Synergy: Outstanding

Synergy: Outstanding "soft" keyboard and mouse sharing for OS X, Linux, and Windows

When you’ve got two or three machines on your desk you usually don’t want to have a keyboard and mouse for each one; that would be just way too much hardware to deal with and if your desk is like mine, there’s way too much other stuff...

 A (micro) drone of your own

A (micro) drone of your own

I’ve tested all sorts of quadcopters but the SKEYE Nano Drone is the smallest and most affordable smart drone so far.

How Apple has made me feel really happy and really guilty at the same time

How Apple has made me feel really happy and really guilty at the same time

I hate having to stop using a piece of equipment because of designed-in obsolescence but, sometimes, there’s no choice even though it makes me feel guilty.

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