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Jan 13, 2008 - 1 minute read - Comments

Changes

No, not the David Bowie song. For those in the know, my contract at ST ended January 4th and I had the joy of being unemployed (underemployed?) for a whole 5 days, my choice. I have accepted the role of Security Officer with “Unnamed Company” and that starts January 14th so this should be a fun week as I get started in my new position (no comments from Bruce please).

Jan 13, 2008 - 1 minute read - Comments

January Meeting

As it says in the calendar, this week is meeting week. I was thinking that we should set a couple of goals for the year, so we have something to work towards, as well as try for a few training sessions. Topics welcome. Some things that will come up are: firewalls possible amateur radio presentation stuff to do training?

Jan 3, 2008 - 1 minute read - Comments

A lawyer's viewpoint

Others may or may not have come across this website before, but if not I figured that it would be a good source of information, from a legal point of view on some of the issues facing our industry. If nothing else it could be the catalyst for some interesting arguements. Michael Geist is a lawyer who appears to take a relatively rational approach to some of the “improvements” the politicians are trying to inflict upon a world that they do not understand.

Dec 27, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

This has got to be the best disclaimer I have read yet...

I have been reviewing Solaris hardening guides to try to get a couple of better ideas for my customized hardening scripts. While reading, I ran across a link to softpanorama.org. I was glancing at the article which almost looks as if it was sponsored by Microsoft :) Anyway, to cut to the chase… “Standard disclaimer: The statements, views and opinions presented on this web page are those of the author and are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect, the opinions of the author, present and former employers, SDNP or any other organization the author may be associated with.

Dec 21, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

Post December Meeting (aka: stuffed)

Well, that was quite the meal: Good food Good company Good wine Good conversation Pretty much sums it up. I’m sitting in front of my computer wondering how long it will be until I feel like a normal person again. I have to order a smaller meal next time I am down there. For those who were wondering where that post I mentioned regarding the Apple Leopard Server OS, the link is “I’m not a mac zealot.

Dec 1, 2007 - 7 minute read - Comments

I'm not a mac zealot. Really.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks… Work, outside activities, visitors, etc. First thing. I have posted the poll for the social meeting. Visit the site and log in to vote. Voting closes in 2 weeks. Just enough time to make a decision and send it vis the mailing list. Next thing. I need a new job. My contract ends in just over a month and I don’t have anything lined up yet.

Nov 1, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

LinuxFest 2007

I was sure I had posted about this, but I guess I never finished or I dreamed about it. Pretty much the same thing I would guess. The event was October 13 in Toronto and had a pre-conference part the night before as well as a post conference party. I skipped the pre-conference party as I was visiting my brother and it would have been pretty rude to drop in and say “Here’s my junk, I’ll see you later.