Three Ways To Help You Break Up With Your Boss Or Your Boyfriend

Woman trapped behind a fence

Without getting too Zen on you, one of the reasons you don’t break up with with a bad boss or a bad boyfriend is because you have mentally trapped yourself.

There are lots of other reasons to stay in a bad relationship with your boss/boyfriend/business partner/client/personal trainer/million dollar idea/etc, but I’m not here for those today. Today I want to help you think differently about your circumstances.

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One Email Account To Rule Them All

The ring from Lord of the Rings

You should only use one account for your primary email, contacts and calendar. And you should set that account up as the default account on your smartphone for those three features.

This sounds simple enough, and it would be if you only had one account. But most people in Apple World have two: Their main email account and their Apple account.

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iPhone The Trademark Killer

Close up of an iPhone

The iPhone is such a dominant force that it is now affecting the trademarks of major corporations, including banks, credit card companies and mobile operators.

The major point of the tobacco plain packaging lawsuit brought against the Australian Government was of trademark. The tobacco companies argued their product wasn’t just encompassed by the thing they produced, but by its brand as well. If you took away the brand, the company would suffer. Thankfully, Australia prevailed.

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Hacking SWIFT again (no, not Taytay)

Taylor Swift in concert.

Progressives Are In A State Of Nature

Harry Reid and Merrick Garland

What is an overlooked part of our modern society is that many of the conventions that make politics run are not enforceable in any meaningful way. They are just agreements, unspoken, over many years that both sides will behave in predictable ways.

But what happens if one side abandons the norms of civil society and drags you into a state of nature?

That’s exactly where progressives are. Obviously, the Hobbsian version is a bit more rough-and-tumble, but it is not that far off.

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The Government Privacy Apocalypse

A hacked sign on a road

The last few years have seen massive leaks of government electoral rolls and other sensitive citizen information. We are witnessing a government privacy apocalypse.

Half Of Turkey

In 2016 alone more than half the citizens of Turkey had their personal details leaked on the internet, including “their names, addresses, parents’ first names, cities of birth, birth dates, and a national identifier number used by the Turkish government.”

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Turnbull Decides Not To Go Full Right Wing

Malcolm Turnbull smiling with a red tie

Online Security Steps You’re Not Taking

A man wearing a tinfoil hat pointing at a screen

Online security is way too hard, and you shouldn’t have to read this whole article, but here we are. It is, and you do.

Or you could read this one. Whatever.

Most of this article is about online, but some of it is computer-based. With no further ado, here are some of the precautions you should take…


Seriously, update your computer, update your anti-virus/malware, update your browser. Do it now. First, back up your computer. I’ll come back to backups later.

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Your Resume Isn’t About You

Woman taking a selfie wearing a narcissist tshirt

I know, click-bait title, but it’s true. Your resume isn’t about you; it’s about what problems your future boss needs solved.

This takes a mindset shift on your part, but once you take the leap, writing a resume gets easier and shorter. So, here are six things to help you with your resume.

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Who Stands With You On Policy?

Abbott Standing With Bad People

When it comes to public policy, you should know what you stand for and make that real, but it is always handy to check who stands with you.

The upcoming plebiscite on equal marriage, the long since abandoned vote on the Rudd Government’s climate change legislation and the #NeverHillary movement are perfect examples of people not paying attention to who stands with them on issues.

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Reputation Management Basics: Google Search

Whether you’re a narcissist or not, you need to search for yourself on Google regularly. And while you’re at it, set up email alerts.

This isn’t (only) narcissism, it’s basic reputation management. If you don’t know what the Internet thinks of you, it will come back and bite you in the ass.

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