Blog by Cavan Kelly

Home Automation
Advice on buying home automation products. Spoiler: buy Lutron Caséta
2022-05-09 03:20 PM - Comment(s)
A surprising number of employees will stay home after COVID-19 and the world isn't ending.
2022-03-24 02:53 PM - Comment(s)
Clean up spreadsheet cell data using compound function.
2022-03-24 10:00 AM - Comment(s)

I'm in the process of changing platforms and old blog posts didn't come through cleanly.  I'll clean them up as I have time

2020-04-14 02:36 PM - Comment(s)
Open Source: Reclaiming our Heritage

JC Kelly is reconfirming our commitment to open source software.  We’ve somehow allowed ourselves to drift toward proprietary products, and the results have been mixed.  It’s time to get back to what made us different, what made our client’s happy, and, as corny as it sounds, what fulfille...

2020-03-09 06:04 AM - Comment(s)

A visit to a legitimate, but compromised, website.

A mistyped web address.

A single click. 

Each of these ​actions could potentially result in your files being encrypted by ransomware.

Ransomware is here to stay—at least until the next extortion tool comes along. Why? Because it's been effecti...

2020-02-25 02:14 PM - Comment(s)
Equifax Headquarters

In the latest of what can only be described as a pandemic of data breaches, Equifax has admitted, belatedly, that they failed to properly protect the personal financial data of 143 million Americans, 400,000 Britons, and 100,000 Canadians.

When will these companies begin to take the security of ...

2017-09-19 05:43 AM - Comment(s)

We turned the key on our new site today.  I've written before about the issues I have with Wix and, with my subscription there expired, it was time to pull the plug.  Our content is not yet fully migrated and that will take some time.  I'm rather enjoying learning WordPress and Thrive...

2017-09-15 08:04 AM - Comment(s)

In the largest data breach yet reported, 500 million accounts have been compromised at Yahoo. If you have a Yahoo account, you’re probably affected. If you use your Yahoo password on any other sites, change them now. We highly recommend the use of a password manager and a different password for ever...

2016-09-24 03:09 AM - Comment(s)

I really wanted to like Wix. It seemed like such an easy way to quickly develop and host a decent looking website for a reasonable cost. Not so much.


  • I want readers to be able search my site. $2/mo extra.
  • I want a form builder. $4/mo extra
  • I want Web statistics (similar to AWStats or Webalizer)....
2016-09-20 03:14 AM - Comment(s)