It was 20 years ago today…

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Apr 052015
 
It was 20 years ago today...

… and a few lifetimes… that wietse and I released SATAN.  What a long strange journey, as they say. Thanks to all the folks who used it, to the friends who have been kind. Thanks to muffy, and friends that are no longer with us. But most of all, thanks to my great and wonderful pal wietse. We haven’t worked together in awhile, but perhaps some day again, who knows? […]

wine of the timez

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Feb 142015
 
wine of the timez

It was a good night! In order: Marc Hebrart Brut Rosé NV Dom Ruinart Brut, 2002 Dom Perignon, 2004 Illuminated Magnum Roederer Cristal 2006 Dom Perignon, 2002 Rosé All were nigh breathtaking, and to have them all together was a special occasion indeed. Actually there was 2x all the above (except the magnum), plus various bottles of Veuve Clicquot to cleanse the palate and drink before/after, along with caviar, tarts, oysters, […]

really, really, really nuke iptables

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Feb 092015
 
really, really, really nuke iptables

I think this is the way to really clear out all the stuff in iptables, the arcane packet filtering thing for Linux. At least… I think. My take on it, at least. For somewhat modern Linuxes at the time of this writing, IPv4 only. Basic method: loop over all the types of tables, flushing… then loop over all the builtin tables for the various types, reset the policies… then […]

What’s in a word, anyway?

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Dec 102014
 
What's in a word, anyway?

People are afraid of wines. They’re uncertain about them, and the entire wine industry is geared towards exploiting those negative emotions and playing upon the consumer’s lack of confidence. When my wife and I started a small wine business, I was trying to figure out a way of helping people better understand wines and afford them an opportunity to explore them in a non-threatening way. So I started out […]

<3 Policy

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Dec 082014
 
<3 Policy

Security Policies Let us praise, slay, and bury security policies together. A security policy is perhaps the best way to deal with the security monster. It concerns itself with business and organizational issues, and is designed to assist the organization succeed in spite of human nature. I sometimes not-so-glibly say that a security policy is simply an expression of your desire. What do you want to see within your organization […]

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