Sep 062017

something old
something new
something black
something blue
something different
somethign kew

I hate it when I get all pumped up like this.  Its 1:13am and I’ve been listening to fast paced EDM, techno, and electronic for the last 5 hrs trying to get through all the work thats in front of me.  I got about 3 hrs of sleep last night because I’m fighting off a head cold and if I wasn’t melting my ears consistently I’d be asleep in my chair, drooling on myself.  When I don’t have anywhere to be in the morning, I actually really enjoy these times. My productivity goes through the roof, I solve issues that I’ve had for months, and I can usually back off work for a couple of days afterwards.  However the next day is shit.  

All music needs a drop.   Somewhere, sometime, someone came up with a chorus.. and it was good.  Then someone modified that chorus and created the drop, and it was fixed.

I used to do link posts, seems silly when there’s places like reddit…   so now you get my overly contemplated usually worthless thoughts about the world.  Don’t get me wrong, my thoughts are genius.. its just that the rest of you have failed to realize this.

fuck u.  what rhymes with blue and new.  NOTHING I TELL YA… I mean.. besides Jew.

 Posted by at 1:33 am
Jun 212017

Had the opportunity to attend the O’Reilly Velocity conference this week, it’s a conference centered around DevOps… it’s pretty seriously geeky. In the past this conference has served as inspiration to do some really interesting and innovative things in my professional life so I’ve really looked forward to attending this year. My experience this year has been very different than previous years in that my most valuable takeaways are less technical and more reflective/managerial.

It’s a little terrifying to admit that reflection on technology history and strategies for interacting with people to accomplish projects are my take aways. Not sure if this is a reflection of getting older… I’m going to assume it’s just because I know everything tech :-)

If you guys haven’t seen the gaming videos moose has been posting, you should take a gander and watch the last 45 seconds of all the PlayerUnknown’s Battleground clips, it’s hilarious to watch him die.

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
May 082017

If I had a New Years resolution, it would have been to post to more often.  Since I managed to post like 3 times last year, I suppose I’m rockin that.  But I did plan on multiple times a week… I haven’t managed that.

I’m currently house hunting.  Not sure I ever thought I’d own a house.  Sure, I dreamt a bit about it, but I also dreamt a bit about having 72 virgins, and a million dollars per virgin, but I guess not all dreams come true.  Or maybe they do and I’ll finally have the opportunity to see if I can stack 72 virgins into a giant statue of Sifl using jizzed up dollars to hold them all together.  Some day soon.  Anyway, house hunting.  Here I thought my needs and wants in a house would be much simpler and ideally draw me to less expensive housing than the average house buyer.  This doesn’t seem to be the case.  I also find it amazing how different yet the same all houses are.  I was originally hoping for something a bit unquie, and perferably not in the heart of subur

Everything I wrote above this line on Feb 9th, 2017.  Everything below, May 8th, 2017.

So I own a house.  Well, I have agreed to pay the bank amazing amounts of interest over 30 years in exchange for allowing me to call myself a homeowner, citizen, and community member.   I think technically I was at least half of that before, but as a renter your always suspect.  Spose thats truely whats going on, I’m “less suspect”.  I need a t-shirt.  The house is bigger and newer than I ever really imagined.  Yet is still a stack of emergency issues that have to be solved right now.  I can’t even imagine had I purchased one of the other houses I looked at.

My mother is living with me.  I knew this was going to be difficult.  I suppose it could be worse.  Glad I didn’t choose Nurse as a career path.  This shit is gross (I often find myself gagging).

I’ve been thinking about Hero’s a lot lately.  Something at work triggered it.  But today, as I was sitting outside my mother’s “infusion” appointment I was trying to decide if there are other people that I would consider a personal hero.  I wasn’t into sports as a kid, never really saw that as something to look up to.  I figured out early that most of the adults around me were not only borderline moronic, but they were oblivious to the fact, causing me to hate them more than respect them.  But as an adult, I find myself looking up to, and wishing I could do dinner with Obama. I think the way he maintained the office and job of POTUS was about as respectable as anything I’ve ever seen.  I don’t see him as the perfect president, but I think he did the best job he possibly could.  But this isn’t about that.  So I’m sitting outside my mother’s appointment, thinking about who else I might consider a hero.  No one realy comes to mind.  So I start thinking about who I might gush over if I met them in real life.  In practice and theory I’m actually kind of a hater of all things celebrity.  But I’ve also been around long enough to know that if a big enough star crosses my path, I get a little gush-y.  Sam Jackson, Trevor Noah, and then it clicks, all my ‘heros’.. their all black men. Right now godolojus is laughing his ass off and saying “of course”.

Screw u godoloju.  FU2.

 Posted by at 10:18 pm
Mar 102017

What sort of record company holds up as their #1 cred a band that disbanded in 1997?

Evidently, Rotten Records.

Even their merchandise banner on the home page is full of acid bath tee shirts… how long do intellectual property rights last? (TOO LONG)