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. (protectwise.com).  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 ProtectWise.com, 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:  https://www.protectwise.com/immersive/

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 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
Dec 262016
 

Merry xmas bishes.

  

I started the day with a lil Chaterbate (NSFW) and bratwurst & eggs.  Attempted some RimWorld w/o success for about 6 hours while it continued to snow and then attempted to dig my car out in the early afternoon.  My xmas morning didn’t actually happen until nearly 7:15p, and honestly I don’t think I could have asked for a better day.  Spoiled my kid rotten (cuss someone has too), and ate my weight in all bad (as in good?) things.

Godoloju came down after putting his kids to bed to have a drink and bullshit.  We ended up watching a stack of 21 Pilots videos, I think we both realized that we like them more than either of us had realized.  I know for a fact that I learned that about four songs I dig are all 21 pilot songs.  Surprised I didn’t put it together sooner.

For your entertainment purposes

P.S – JFrosty, upped yer privledges, you should be able to post now if you want to.  Ping me here if you want to post images, I’ll need to set some things up.

 Posted by at 1:09 am
Sep 262016
 

Looks like hektik.org 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 162016
 

This happened today.  I bought this car 1 yr and 3 months ago with 135,000 miles on it.  What’s that… 15 months, 15k miles.. 1000 miles a month?  That doesn’t seem right.  I lost the majority of the data in my fuel app or I’d be able to double check that.  But for the last few weeks, my fuel app says I burn through roughly 400 miles every 6 days on average.   Maybe I bought it with 125k, but I’m almost positive that’s not true.

I want to hate this car.  Its stupid color and its stupid insinuations that I’m an old man.  Fuck this Camery.  That being said, I’m not sure I’ve ever had this nice of a car.  Fuck being old.

I’m stealing godoloju’s thunder a bit here with these images.  Pretty awesome stuff.  I’ve spent my whole life in Utah and have never seen one of these cats. Godoloju catches one on a hunting camera on like his second trip up.

Bigger than I expected.  I want one.

 Posted by at 9:22 pm