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Monthly Archive for June, 2010

I’m not the most politically savvy individual. I try to avoid political discussions. I’m not educated on all the issues surrounding this country and the world. In many cases I don’t even know enough to form an opinion, let alone converse intelligently. But I am a citizen of the United States. I vote. I pay […]

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Outer Banks Pictoral

I really like the Outer Banks. Despite the drive down to North Carolina taking 6 or 7 hours, it’s still better than Ocean City, Maryland. There are no crowds. No hotels. No drunken high school graduates. No tag checks on the beaches. Not a lot of enforcement on the beaches, either. The life guards in […]

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When it comes to interpreting lots of data, I prefer visuals. The following two graphs represent almost ten years of data from my monthly cell phone bills, dating back to the summer of 2001. I’m sure that there are all sorts of correlations that could be made from this data, but the first thing I […]

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Nagios Notifications via Twitter

At the request of a client, I looked into providing Nagios notifications via Twitter. Most of the implementations (curl, Net::Twitter, and py-nag) use basic authentication to Twitter’s JSON-based update API without the benefit of SSL. Some of these implementations are more full-featured than others, such as allowing private messages instead of directed messages. There’s also […]

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Course List for MS Cyber Security

My course schedule for the Master’s of Science in Cyber Security, in chronological order: Operating Systems Computer Security Computer Networking Information System Security Engineering and Management Network Security Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Analysis Digital Forensics Design and Analysis of Algorithms I Application Security Modern Cryptography It also maps out what the heck I’m going to […]

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Open Letter to Mini Cooper Owners

Dear Mini Cooper owners, What did I do to deserve this? Are you two compensating for your smaller wheel bases? Or are you jealous of my lower monthly payment? What did I ever do to you? I’m not mad, but I’d like closure. And reimbursement for my cab ride to the office. Sincerely, You Know […]

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