Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world
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Hi. I'm a Unix Administrator, mathematics enthusiast, and amateur philosopher. This is where I rant about that which upsets me, laugh about that which amuses me, and jabber about that which holds my interest most: Unix.
Posted 03-20-2015 at 06:39 PM byrocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
I won't lie. I hold a very low opinion of the security saavy of many American corporations. I understand that complexity is the enemy of security, and hence large corporations, who have complex chains of command, are necessarily going to be less secure (ahem...without dedicating tremendous resources and energy into making security a design feature and not an afterthought...such a place, however, is a rare beast indeed).
This, however, this takes a level of lackadaisical complacency...
Posted 03-15-2015 at 04:06 PM byrocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-15-2015 at 04:17 PM byrocket357
I've been bashing Comcast a lot lately, but today an even stranger "let's piss Jonathon off" event took place. See, we use Comcast for internet service only. I'd like to be in a position to go with fiber, but until we buy that dream house up on the hill, I'll have to settle (to be completely honest, Comcast isn't all *that* bad as I have written them up to be). I've configured a bunch of "obfuscating" services, such as tor, dnscrypt, etc... so Comcast knows as little as possible...
Posted 03-09-2015 at 12:07 AM byrocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-09-2015 at 12:11 AM byrocket357
I've been playing around with setting up my own Certificate Authority for my local LAN (for things like WPA2 Enterprise, Certificate-based VPN tunnels, etc...) and I figured I'd make this "pilot" as cheap as possible. For testing purposes, I'll set it up on a USB jump drive. Encrypted, of course.
But then I got to thinking...a CA is something I'll use very often at first, but then once all of the certificates are in place, I likely won't touch it for another year. That's...
Posted 03-06-2015 at 10:17 PM byrocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-06-2015 at 10:37 PM byrocket357
Ok, so it wasn't like vmccord's Friday, more like a "light my hair on fire and run around like a madman" kind of Friday.
Started off like any other, then I got pulled in to a new candidate interview loop. First one, shadowing a guy who is much more experienced in interviewing (at Amazon, at least). So far so good. Interview, even though it was short notice, went ok. Not that I have much to compare to (except for my interview process, perhaps), but it happened, and it...