Is your boss spying on you? and more – This Geek in Review for 3 Apr 2020

I know what you are doing.

I’m sorry, but if you can’t trust your employees when they work at home then your business has some major issues. Middle managers everywhere are scrambling to buy spyware to monitor their employees working at home.

Hopefully you’ll forgive me for posting a link to TikTok, but this hack was too good to share. Here’s how to make it look like your paying attention in your Zoom conferences.

The repercussions from COVID-19 are more than just economical. With the closing of the Las Vegas casinos the food source of 4,000 pigs is now gone. The farmer is scrambling to find food for his hogs.

One of the most influential companies in modern history was founded 44 years ago, Apple. It’s been one heck of a ride. This week I set up my //c+ as a terminal to use for work.

Working like it’s 1989!

Here’s a look at weird internet careers. My current job didn’t exist when I graduated college, so for those out there that don’t know what you want to do, find something to do while you wait.

Luckily, I made sure my library card was active before the stay-at-home orders were released. This allows me to check out books through Overdrive. If you don’t have an active library card, has lifted their limits on checking out books. An Adobe account is required to check out books, and the one I tested downloaded as a scanned book. That means I can’t load it on the Kindle, but I can load it on a laptop. I’m not going anywhere, so it’s not that big of deal.

The spread of the spring breakers

I don’t know what’s scarier, how fast the infected spread across the US, or the ability to track so many people solely by their smartphone.


Since the vintage computer fests have been canceled throughout the US, some intrepid souls have brought it online under the RetroFair2020 banner. Scroll through and watch delights of computer past. I’m always fascinated by old Unix boxes: