May 102017

I took my team to the Red Sky 2017 Security conference today.  Its local, fairly inexpensive, and gave my team some insight into what a disaster the current state of security really is.  You can do a lot, but a motivated individual will almost always find a way.  So the conference, decent swag, kinda limited, spose it was only a one day conference.  Continental breakfast, box lunch, free but limited sodas, and drinks (non-alcoholic of course).  Mitnick was entertaining, and most of the speakers in the separate talks were pretty good.  A few were a little dry, it may have just been a bit too warm.  My S4 camera is shit, so the pictures are mediocre at best, almost not better than nothing. They forgot to provide power (probably on purpose) but did provide tables, and wifi, including the required “this is a security conference, these are trained individuals, use the wifi at your own risk, we provide no security” (reminded me of defcon) but seemed like a cop-out to me.  I think I’ll go prepared next year to catch some packets and see if I can’t at least map the topology.

Enjoy a few pics – album here.


So there was one really cool thing on the conference floor.  ProtectWise. (  So remember 25ish years ago, you were introduced to a movie called Hackers.  Stared that one blonde douchey guy and a young Angelina Jolie (lookin all hot in her skin tight outfits and boycut).  Anyways, there’s the ‘Hacking the Gibson” scene, where all the hackers are trying to occupy the security team with random viri while douchey McBlonde is stealing files off the mainframe (Gibson).  It looks like their flying through a virtual city made up of hundreds of perfectly square, see-through build… why am I trying to describe it, watch.


This movie made me want to be a hacker.  This movie made me love computers and all things tech.  This movie gave me a bit of a fetish for hot girls with boy-cuts.      :D

So, they’ve done it.  They have built this amazing dashboard for monitoring network data/log, using real time packet inspection and a lot more.  Think IDS/IPS with an amazeballs way to visualize it. And then… AND THEN.. they built an asset management system that is so close to the movie hackers, I got a lil chub.  Here’s a little key before you watch this video;

  • City is entire network
  • City blocks are departments / locations / network segmentation
  • Building is asset
    • shape is type
    • diameter is connections
    • height is users
    • colors are alarm based
  • flying sentinels are defined AI monitoring

Play this video:

He actually said “… so we have a prototype occulus rift version.  There’s video capture from the occulus version in this video…”.  I have a new goal.  I want to show up to work, walk into a dark room, put on my occulus, and do my best The Plauge impression, “your not good enough to beat me”.

 Posted by at 11:42 pm
Jan 112017

  • You have to have an account on
  • You have nothing better to do.
  • Submit your screenshots to me.
  • highest score on Jan 1st, 2018 – gets to be king of the Internets for a month.


 Posted by at 11:43 am
Jan 072017

So one of my Xmas presents was a Amazon Echo.  I pulled it out last night while there were a few guys over.  Mind you, this is five nearly 40 year old men, most with children, and one or two you might call “mature”.  

Comad I think needs more sex, he seemed to be overly focused on semen and the mating rituals of body-less AI’s. I think Godoloju managed the best responses from the Alexia, but I think he was cheating, looking up questions.  

I’m not sure if it was Buddah or Usuaggie, but one of these two jackasses attempted to order me five brand new fleshlights.  Somehow Alexia got the order wrong (could it have been me screaming “NO” while 4 asshats all screamed “Yes” that messed it up?), and ordered me Knobble’s instead.  But put a password on that shit real quick.

And finally, a little share from MandyPantSuit-  Wil Wheaton And The Unicorn Kitteh Of Death! 

 Posted by at 7:47 pm
Sep 262016

Looks like might be done for realzies.  As I said to the Standroid at 5:45a this morning, this feels like the end of an era.  I’ll dig through some old photos later and see if I can put together a story or two. Maybe.

Shopping List:

And Robert Half released their 2016-2017 Technology Salary guide.  Get it here.

 Posted by at 12:23 am
Sep 102016

Baby I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
Baby I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight
(I love cheap thrills)
But I don’t need no money

So has been down for 2+ weeks. Not that any of you noticed.  I tried my damnedest to get the last droplet working again, never did figure out precisely what was wrong with it.  Whatever, I turned up a new instance, reinstalled WP and then added the db back.  Walla, keeg is working again.  WP, for being such a piece has some pretty neat features.

I set this server up considerably better than the last one.  Left the firewall and selinux on, configured logins for SSH, disabled root logins.  I’m trying to move the port, but so far I’ve been unsuccessful even though its a pretty simple procedure.  Its just not taking for some reason.  Once I get that in place, I’ll probably add fail2ban and some basic ddos protection.

I did add newrelic, google analytics, and uptimerobot.  See if I can’t do a better job of keeping it up and stable.

 Posted by at 7:52 pm
Aug 142016

So the idea was to record every minute of No Man’s Sky.  To show what it really takes to upgrade your ship, get some bad ass weapons and own a solar system or 30.  After an hour of tweaking settings trying to get it to play without video issues I turned on I started recording and started up a brand new game.  I hadn’t really done anything in the earlier attempts while trying to get my video stable, so I’m basically retarded in this initial video.  I might set it up on my boy’s desktop, the only real difference would be desktop video vs laptop video, which is minimal.

Anyway, I’m still playing, I’m hoping for something awesome to happen.  So far, it has not been awesome.

  • Desperate for bag space
  • Quest chains are kinda difficult to follow.. would be nice to have a ‘quest’ window.
  • I’m still not sure I understand the equipment upgrades
  • I spawned onto a planet with trees, animals, shrubs, ores… I’ve been to 15 planets, and maybe 2 others had animal life, half have minimal shrubbery, I don’t think I’ve seen a tree since.
 Posted by at 2:01 pm