TaskWarrior, TimeWarrior, and stup

I am a huge fan of CLI's and ncurses based formats.  It just reminds me of the days of computing yore where men were men and wrote their own damn device drivers. Now that I've got that bit of gatekeeping out of the way, I use taskwarrior, timewarrior, and stup…

Rest in peace, Starbuck. You will be missed.

I'm really struggling right now – between the countless nights we spent at the hive, to the time where we almost got arrested in Kenwood, to the stag campsite at Burning Man, you were someone who always lived his own way.   Propane powered drums that shoot fireballs when actuated?  Yup, you…

The world of music/IEM's

The pair of UE 5's that I've had for about 13 years died, and honestly, I didn't really feel like sending them back to get repaired.  Honestly, I wasn't a huge fan of Ultimate Ears after Jerry Harvey left, so, I went back to do my research. (With many, many…

Building an AMI for OSSIM

Wanting to find a good SIEM that is relatively inexpensive, I started looking at the various options that are out there, and ended up falling in love with OSSIM.   ...then, I discovered that AT&T bought the company up. ...and basically eliminated their EC2 offerings. Not to be completely…

PPP: Funded!

Well, it's about 2 weeks too late, but, I won't look a gift horse in the mouth.…

Update to Florida's Unemployment Fiasco

I woke up to a text message this morning from my friend in Florida telling me that his status has been changed from "Pending" to "Eligible."   He filed on 3/21.  He was approved on 4/27.  Thirty-Seven (37) days.   I had him write letters to his Florida State Representatives…

Stress, Uncertainty, Pandemics, and Me

Broken, but together...Let's be honest – 2020 is a year that nobody really expected would happen.  What appears to be a global biological crisis is not the future that we expected, hoped, nor prepared for.  My 40th birthday was going to be a hell of a time – Black Hat, DEFCON,…

The Payroll Protection Program

As many of you know, I have a small business (in fact, I have two of them, but, that's another topic for another day).  The minute the PPP was announced, I went to my friendly bank, US Bank, and applied for the PPP.   The process itself took about 90 minutes…

Florida's Unemployment Debacle

Since the COVID-19 Pandemic started in early March, there have been about 1.8 million unemployment claims processed (source).  Transversely, only about 116,830 claimants have been paid.  This means that only about 6.65% of those who have applied for unemployment in Florida have gotten anything.   Further, up until…

It's been a while

So, yes, I know.  It's been a hot minute since I've posted something in here.   In the last few months, I've managed to find myself a new job, stay relatively safe from COVID-19 (after a weird couple of days), and managed to find myself in a fair amount of stress.…