Kittens, Pr0n, and Bad Juju in the Blockchain

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Jul 022017
Kittens, Pr0n, and Bad Juju in the Blockchain

Modern digital currency mostly seem to revolve around a construct called a blockchain, which – by design – is a (mostly![1]) append-only distributed database that is intended to keeps all the transactions for all time. Blockchains use strong cryptographic methods to ensure its integrity and fidelity, and is typically decentralized, meaning that the entire chain is distributed in close-to-real-time fashion over the Internet to all computers that are using […]

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Security is….

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Jul 032016
Security is....

I once had lunch with Paul Karger at IBM Watson labs while visiting my pal Wietse many years ago. I’d known he’d been around a long time… so I asked him what he thought security was, something that still confounds me. I find myself returning back to his answer: “security is when the money you put in the bank stays in the bank” He was a really neat guy, […]

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? […]

 Posted by at 3:10 am on April 5, 2015

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, […]

Jul 012014
Def Con, Jeff Moss, and Sexism

I suppose this could be subtitled “why I won’t be going to Def Con again.” Last August I wrote a letter to Jeff Moss (who is the founder of Def Con) about the disturbing sexism – including a conference sponsored strip show – I personally witnessed on a short jaunt I took to Def Con along with some anecdotes from the Internet from some women who were harassed.  He […]