I would like to express my thanks for each and every one of you who gave me a nomination for the ISC^2 Board of Directors.  Unfortunately, I did not get enough endorsements to meet the ISC^2 minimum, but let’s look at what did happen: I am not a blogger by any stretch I have zero… Read More


At the encouragement of many friends, I have decided to throw my hat in the ring and become a member of the ISC^2 Board of Directors, an organization for computer security professionals, who sponsor the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification.  The first step is to get 500 confirmed ISC^2 members to nominate me.… Read More


Note: updated 2013-01-07 per suggestions from h0lleyb. Scenario: long trip, ADHD viewing practices, filled iPad to capacity, no wifi/cell.  Whether whiny husband or child, here’s how to add movies to your iPad at 40,000 feet. The trick is to use SD memory cards for offline storage of the movies and transfer them to the iPad… Read More


There are a few bills going through Congress right now and I encourage you to write you congress-critter to voice your opposition. They are: H.R.3261 – Stop Online Piracy Act S.968 – Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 H.R.1981 – Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act… Read More


So, I’m slow.  I’m finally getting around to the last bit of pictures from Hurricane Irene, only a few months late.  Lots more pictures located here: veggiespam.com/foto/Hurricane-Irene-Monday/ for your viewing pleasure. There are basement pictures, street aftermath, even a guest appearance from our controversy-free mayor. The last one was slightly sarcastic if you didn’t notice.… Read More


I’ve added a few videos, like of the fire truck making waves in my new door-front babbling brook, all of which can be found in my photo site.  My upstairs neighbors went for a walk, here is Elif with something in her shoe (water perhaps?). How bad is/was the flooding?  Well, the image to the… Read More


I just heard the fog horn of a large ship.  I certainly hope it remains at least a two blocks away.  Its wake may take out a few buildings.  I also heard a building fire alarm but couldn’t tell from which direction it came.  I just surprised I only heard one. The flooding is hitting… Read More


The police came by with an announcement over the loud speaker; it was garbled and unintelligible. I heard someone scream out their window “What?!”  Indeed Ma’am, what. This is a live video of the pier at the end of my street http://www.erikthered.com/cam/ and is updated every ten minutes.  This camera is looking either NE or… Read More


As the camera panned down the beach, the news reporter said they used a bulldozer pushing sand to form a “Maginot Line” – what an amazing bit of amount of irony on the news. Around 17:30, the rain finally started falling consistently, if only a light sprinkle, after a day of rain and dry in… Read More


So, there is a bit of a small squall starting around here.  Irene, Ilean, Dixie’s Midnight Runners, meh. So far, we’ve cleaned off the roof to keep projectiles from breaking skylights, put the trash cans into the utility room, and duct taped the Bilco doors to keep the rush of basement-bound water to a trickle. … Read More