Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Programming by Word Association

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Security Theater: Believing Screenshots

I heard a statement today that interested me greatly. I'll quote it directly for accuracy:

"Our auditors accept screenshots for proof of our licensing use, but not spreadsheets because spreadsheets can be manipulated."

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Do you ever have trouble learning outside of work? I certainly do. In college, during the summers, I felt like I had tons of time and concentration to dedicate to personal projects and ideas. Now, when I try to pick up a technical book outside of work, my brain stalls. Have the time, when I try to pick up a technical book at work my brain stalls. Here's my theory. Your brain is like this:

And the water is all of the topics you're expected to keep

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Platonic Computer Science

Recently I encountered a file permissions issue. Long story short, I had a service that needed to run a .bat file, but because of a Windows quirk, it needed list access to the root of the drive the file was on. I called up my friends at our Information Security department and after getting transferred around a bit, I was informed that their policy was to not grant special access to the root of any