Respect Yourself

If you disrespect anybody that you run in to How in the world do you think anybody’s s’posed to respect you If you don’t give a heck ’bout the man with the bible in his hand, y’all Just get out the way, and let the gentleman do his thing You the kind of gentleman that want everything your way, yeah Take the sheet off your face, boy, it’s a brand new day Respect yourself, respect yourself, respect yourself, respect yourself If you don’t respect yourself Ain’t nobody gonna give a good cahoot, na na na na Respect yourself, respect yourself, respect yourself, respect yourself — The Staples Singers Sometimes you just “Wanna Cry,” but now is not one of them.[…]

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Son of a Son of a Sailor

“As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man I have chalked up many a mile Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks And I’ve learned much from both of their style” —Jimmy Buffet In the last few days I’ve had the opportunity to chat with a young bright and rising techie about transitioning into the realm of InfoSec. Now this transition didn’t just crop up one afternoon while looking at statements from SallieMae related to school dept. It has been looming on the horizon for a while. The signs were evident, VMs with multiple environments for experimentation, a podcast list gone way beyond Security Now. A noble pirate friend of mine once mentioned in a class, “You never[…]

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One, Two, Three…Crunch!

Since Mr. Owl first dared to unravel one of the confectionary world’s most puzzling secrets in the classic 1970s TV commercial, dedicated Tootsie Pop fans everywhere have tried to provide a definitive answer. Many have attempted, and failed, to lick their way to the center of the Tootsie Pop. My best attempt was in the mid thirties before I gave in. Crunch! The temptation to bite and reach the embedded Tootsie Roll prize has proven too great… just like it was for Mr. Owl. But a more vitally important topic is how many “Clicks” does it take to compromise your computer security? That number is easily calculated… The answer is ONE, just a single click can launch a whirlwind of[…]

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