Category: History

Design Like It’s 1989

Compugraphic IV Typesetter

Do you know what the machine is in this picture? No? Give up? It’s a Compugraphic IV typesetting machine! Of course it is. When I began my journey in graphics, working in quick print shops, one of my jobs was…

The Future of Printing: From 1987

Rush-In to New New York’s Information Access Center It’s 2027, and Quick Printing is celebrating its 50th anniversary. What’s the typical printshop doing? Note: I was the art director, production manager, editor, writer, coffee-maker for Coast Publishing for more than…

Writing for the Web

Max Headroom

I was the art director for Today’s Campus magazine. I also did writing for the Web, amongst other things. The magazine has since folded, but the Web lives on. I wrote a Web Series named “Remember This?”—short pieces on recent history…

Online Education

Utica College

Knowledge for the Masses We don’t need no education. We don’t need no thought control. No dark sarcasm in the classroom. —Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. —Benjamin Franklin inventor, diplomat, guy on the hundred dollar…

Slovakia Ancestry Connection

Mary and Robert Benyak

vitajte na Macharyas.com! Last year, my son and I researched our ancestry. We traced ancestors back to Slovakia, Ukraine and Belarus. I wrote an article about our ancestry discoveries (link here) and posted it on my site. This is the…

Birther Movement: Trump, Arpaio, Jackson

Donald Trump and Joe Arpaio

The Birther Movement: Threats from the Fringe? Jeffrey P. Macharyas Utica College CYB 610-Cyber Intelligence April 11, 2014 There has always been opposition to politicians. Healthy debate and disagreement strengthens democracy and holds politicians accountable. However, there are people who…

You’ve Got Mail—And So Do We

Samuel Morse

“I don’t believe in email. I’m an old-fashioned girl. I prefer calling and hanging up.” —Sarah Jessica Parker It is staggering to think just pervasive email is in our lives. In 2012, there were 2.2 billion email users worldwide, 144…

Colorado-Texas Tomato War Stories

This is not a Colorado tomato

I fought for Texas in the Great Tomato War of ’85. Them hills ran red that day and the sounds we heard, oh, the sounds we heard, as tomato met flesh upon those fruited plains. I lived briefly in Albuquerque,…

American Cybersecurity Complacency

It is human nature that we do ourselves harm or neglect ways to keep ourselves healthy even when we know it is against our best interest. We fool ourselves by thinking “it won’t happen to me,” or “why bother.” We…

James Madison—Cyber Warrior

James Madison Cypher

It’s great when you find your special interests converge. I have always had an interest in American history and especially American Presidents. And now, my new interest is cybersecurity and computer forensics. I had not realized this, but our Founding Fathers…

E-Z Pass Takes a Toll on our Security

I had a long drive back to Florida after a visit to Utica, New York, in January 2014 and was listening to the radio. A report came on about Google, Hyundai, Audi, and some other companies getting together to develop new…

Cybersecurity Issues

Tax Return Identity Theft Honest Americans file carefully prepared and well-documented tax returns every year, often wondering if they will be caught by some minor mistake and hauled in front of an audit. Because of the volume of returns handled…