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Since 1998, the technology websites of Tom Peracchio have attempted to provide self help and tutorials for learning basic computer and networking technology concepts, maintaining the theme, “Geek Speak Made Simple.”

Many of the ideas and inspiration for the websites of the Guru42 Universe date back to Tom's personal use of desktop computers and online services back in the 1980s. Tom began actively speaking and writing on both business and technology issues since before the internet was widely used by small business. Exploring PC telecommunications and its role in business lead to Tom's first article for a regional business journal on how the average business could use Computerized Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) as a tool for customer service.

One thing that I hate about technology…


In the area I work there are so many acronyms unique and specific to my job, that are above and beyond the large assortment of information security acronyms. If you sat in on a conversation you would definitely need a translator.

Oh yea, and there are acronyms within the acronyms. Here's one example that I saw today. There's a set of web development techniques know as AJAX. AJAX is an acronym for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML and XML is an acronym for Extensible Markup Language.

Mind boggling. And did you think that AJAX was simply a brand of house hold cleanser?

Looking over a list of acronyms for a network security course I thought what is the quickest and easiest way I had to organize the list and post them on one of my websites. DokuWiki immediately came to my mind.

For those of you who really what to delve into the Geek Speak, I've started this web site under my Geek Speak Made Simple theme with a list of the many acronyms that will eventually have links to pages where they are explained in some detail.

Acronyms start here

Information Systems Security

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