Thursday, July 14, 2005

Users Act to Encrypt Mobile Data - Computerworld

Users Act to Encrypt Mobile Data - Computerworld: "JULY 11, 2005 (COMPUTERWORLD) - Companies looking to protect data on mobile client devices such as notebooks, handheld devices and smart phones are getting more options to choose from.

Last week, Trust Digital Inc., a McLean, Va.-based vendor of mobile security software, released a new version of its technology that's designed to allow security administrators to extend and enforce access-control and encryption policies on mobile devices. "

'Housewives' score Emmy nominations -

'Housewives' score Emmy nominations - TELEVISION - "LOS ANGELES - 'Desperate Housewives,' a dark satire about suburbia that became an instant hit in its debut season, was among the top Emmy nominees announced Thursday.
The ABC series, competing in the comedy category, received 15 nominations, sharing status as series front-runner with the NBC sitcom 'Will & Grace,' which also got 15."

Photo: Moshe Brakha/AP

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Energy-beam weapons still missing from action

Tech News & Reviews - "ARLINGTON, Va. - For years, the U.S. military has explored a new kind of firepower that is instantaneous, precise and virtually inexhaustible: beams of electromagnetic energy. Directed-energy pulses can be throttled up or down depending on the situation, much like the phasers on Star Trek could be set to kill or merely stun."

Monday, July 11, 2005

More photos of Former Miss Texases

70th Anniversary of Miss Texas

Last weekend was the 70th Anniversary of the Miss Texas (America) pageant, and I got to celebrate it with some of my "sisters" (former Miss Texas titleholders) in the system. On Friday morning, several of us got together with a man who is like a father to almost all of us - B. Don Magness. We ate breakfast at a favorite haunt... Paris Coffee Shop in Fort Worth. The ones pictured here are as follows:

First row: (left to right) Yanci Yarbrough '99, Tara Watson '00, Sunni Cranfill '03 and Stacy James '02.

Second row: (left to right) Gloria Gilbert '82, Dana Rogers '83, B. Don Magness, me '96 and Tamara Hext '84.

Here is another picture of just me and B. Don. During my time living with him and his wife, Jean, B. Don and I ate breakfast every morning except one at Paris Coffee Shop. When I walked in the door, Mike (the owner) gave me a huge hug, and it felt like I was back home. They usually aren't open during the week of the fourth of July (the same week as the Miss Texas pageant), so this was a special treat.

It was a grand time, and we were glad to welcome a new Miss Texas into the fold - Morgan Matlock who represented the city of Fort Worth, making her the first Miss Texas to come from Fort Worth in 38 years. She has been in the system for 11 years, so we all know her quite well. When I was Executive Director of the Miss Dallas franchise, she was our girl in 2000, the year Tara won. Her family is just fantastic, and she will be a great Miss Texas.

Jedi OB/GYN...

Securing The Mobile Enterprise > News > Security > Securing The Mobile Enterprise: "The proliferation of laptops, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and other mobile devices in the enterprise, coupled with the explosion of wireless connectivity options have enabled the workforce to access valuable enterprise information even outside the standard office environment.

This has indeed resulted in improved productivity; streamline operations and creation new revenue sources. Conversely, the trend has also mounted pressure on companies to provide more flexibility and remote access to their employees. As data travels outside the boundaries of a company's secure LAN firewall and over public networks, companies are gearing up to secure their mobile enterprise, with technology vendors, offering a complete security infrastructure for protecting this mobile data. "