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Sean Gallagher

IT Editor — Ars Technica
Covers:  open source, arduino, web development, social networks, car technology, software, defense industry, internet, technology, technology of business, cyberwarfare, cybersecurity, biotech, internet culture, big data, business of technology, hardware hacking, internet of things, networks, information technology, enterprise technology, google, open government
Doesn't Cover: funding rounds

IT editor at @ArsTechnica, covering convergence of infotech with defense, security, government and society. Plus sarcasm. For PGP:

Ars Technica's IT Editor, overseeing enterprise and general information technology coverage. Over 20 years of tech journalism experience, from test lab to news beats. Winner of two American Society of Business Publication Editors awards and one Neal award. Past positions include Managing Editor, InformationWeek Labs; Technology Editor, Baseline Magazine; Editor-in-Chief of Defense Systems.

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American Association of Business Publication Editors National Gold Award

2003 - Case History
With Larry Barrett, for McBusted—a case study of the failure of McDonalds' attempt to computerize the entire business process of its franchisees right down to how often the fryer oil was changed.

Jesse H. Neal Award

2003 - Best recurring feature

What was your first job as a journalist?

As a freelancer, I wrote about trade finance. My first full-time gig was as assistant editor for a DC computer newspaper.

How is social media changing news?

It's an ongoing open conversation with sources and readers. It creates transparency.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

We don't take pitched stories very often. I prefer PR people understand Ars before wildly pitching, or I may never have time to respond.

Marcus Edwards can be ‘the next big thing’ at Tottenham, says Les Ferdinand — Ex-Tottenham coach Les Ferdinand is tipping Marcus Edwards to be "the next big thing" at White Hart Lane, and possibly at international level too. The 17-year-old attacking midfielder made his senior debut last week, coming off the bench in Spurs' League Cup victory over Gillingham.

Grant Hall determined to give back some derby delight to QPR fans — EMPICS Sport QPR defender Grant Hall says the players owe supporters a derby performance to savour against Fulham, after a miserable extended run of results against their west London neighbours. Rangers have lost seven out of their last eight encounters against the Cottagers, most recently losing 4-0 and 3-1 respectively in their clashes last season.

Goodbye QWERTY: BlackBerry stops making hardware — BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been hinting at this move for almost a year now: today BlackBerry announced it will no longer design hardware. Say goodbye to all the crazy hardware QWERTY devices, ultra-wide phones, and unique slider designs.

Microsoft launches “fuzzing-as-a-service” to help developers find security bugs — At Microsoft's Ignite conference in Atlanta yesterday, the company announced the availability of a new cloud-based service for developers that will allow them to test application binaries for security flaws before they're deployed.

Your Business: All your eggs in one basket — For generations, the humble egg has served us well. While in the past, the production of eggs was seen as supplementary to a farm's main source of income, today it has developed in a sophisticated and highly regulated industry. One couple who certainly knows the egg industry well is husband and wife team, Margaret and Leo Farrelly.

“Hacked” e-mail account of White House worker exposed in 2013 password breach — On September 21, a dump of an e-mail account belonging to a White House contractor was posted to the "hacktivist" website This is the same site that already revealed e-mails from former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Navy captain leading a weapons procurement program, and a public relations person who has done advance work for Hillary Clinton.

Learn to be faithful in little things from childhood - Shelby News: Community — As my five sons grow older from year to year, I see them naturally wanting to do bigger things, things they weren't able to do when they were younger. So my youngest son Colin, who celebrated his third birthday earlier this month, takes offense when my wife, Cindy, or I attempt to peel a banana for him.

Congress to Reddit: Preserve purported posts of Clinton’s e-mail admin — Yesterday, Ars reported on the Reddit thread purported to have been started by Paul Combetta, a systems administrator at Platte River Networks involved in the operation of Hillary Clinton's private mail server. In the thread, a user named "stonetear" asked others on the /r/Exchangeserver subreddit how to strip a "very VIP" person's e-mail address from messages in an existing Exchange .PST e-mail archive.

Yahoo reported to be ready to confirm 2012 breach of 200 million accounts — In August, a dealer in stolen data who goes by the online moniker "Peace"-the person or persons who previously sold data from the accounts of MySpace and LinkedIn users-announced that the results of another "megabreach" was for sale. This time, it's the account information of 200 million Yahoo users.

Conspiracy! The Reddit rundown on the man who deleted Clinton e-mails — A system administrator with Platte River Networks, the company that took over hosting Hillary Clinton's mail server after it was moved out of her basement in Chappaqua, has been the target of a crowdsourced investigation on Reddit into whether he took part in a conspiracy to cover up Clinton's e-mails.
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Sep 29, 2016

There's a hidden theme to my upcoming Server 2016 review.

Sep 29, 2016

Never trust preliminary docs. Never trust preliminary docs. Never. Trust. Preliminary. Docs.

Sep 29, 2016

@ericbaileyfm It turns out the MSDN/Technet docs had the parameters in the wrong order. Stepped through cmdlet to find out right order. smh

Sep 29, 2016

@ericbaileyfm I don't know how. I entered it directly from keyboard.

Sep 28, 2016

Famous last words: "It worked in the scripted demo"

Sep 28, 2016

PowerShell error message Syntax error at line 1, column 1 Good luck figuring out why.

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