Category: Musings


Bing! Hunch! Decision Engine!

I know, the title is an awful play on Batman from the 60s, but I thought it was funny, so tough. Anyway, Bing as most of you know is Microsoft‘s attempt to fix search (if you think search is actually broken, but that’s a whole other post). Bing (which for those of you who don’t …

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Why Idea People Should Twitter

Let me start off by explaining what I mean by an “Idea Person.” To me, an idea person is someone who just has a knack for thinking of things that would make the world a better place (or at least make things easier for some people). They don’t necessarily need to be a scientist on …

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Social Media Information Propagation

This morning I read the news story Irish Student Hoaxes World Media With Fake Quote. To summarize the article, an Irish student put a few quotes on Wikipedia on the page of a composer who had recently passed away to see how quickly people would use them. He made up the quotes and they were …

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Trying Out Twitter

So I have finally decided to stop being a luddite about Twitter and give it a shot. I went to a Limenal Group event held by friend Scudder Fowler. He had 3 speakers all talking about CRMs (Customer Relationship Management) and how they relate to social media. The event was great. The speakers were Penelope …

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The Next Step In Browser Evolution

I was having a chat with my two friends from Redub Consulting about the new Google Chrome browser. At a cursory exploration, we found that (as promised) the Javascript engine is incredibly fast. But I don’t want to throw that out there since Google already us that in their Chrome Comic. I want to talk …

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Underused Tools

There are a lot of tools for administration and networking that generally go unused. They are very helpful in both diagnostics and general administration. There are even some tools that come installed with linux and go unused and unheard of. Here I am going to cover a mere few of my favorite and hope that …

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Super Security vs. Ease of Use

I think I am going to get back onto my soapbox about being extraordinarily secure, only this time, I am going to compare it to ease of use. I would once again like to reiterate the fact that I am strongly for security in all its aspects. However, some people get into the presence of …

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Some Introduction

First off I’d like to thank Dancho Danchev for the mention in his blog entry PR Storm. Part of me creating a blog was no thanks to reading his and reposting it to Linux Security. I also plan on commenting a little on some of the things he has to say. Now that I have …

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Patching Procedure vs. Exploitation Potential

When you talk to many security experts, they pretty much agree that when a vulnerability hits, that it’s necessary that it be patched and that its only a matter of time until the sh*t hits the fan and some real knowledgable black hat has put something together for the script kiddies to play with. But …

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Happy Hanukah

I don’t often write poetry. In fact, I am not usually a great writer of poetry (since I don’t read much of it anyway). However, I do, for some odd reason, find it fun to write programming poetry and Perl just makes it so easy. So admist all the holiday cheer (mostly Christmas) and in …

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