• Airport Security Lines


    Someone asked what I thought about the lines at the TSA, here was my answer:

    "I think the largest liability in airline security is the line. Terrorist can get in line waits til he's in the middle where there's a lot of people around and *boom*. Just like in Brussels. If the police, bomb sniffing dogs, TSA, etc begin to approach you while you are in line *boom*. But I spend 1/2 my life think of and finding vulnerabilities in websites, so I look at these things differently."

    Many of my friends will tell you that for years I've felt the bottleneck in the security was the weak point. The attack in Brussels on the insecure side of the airport validated that thought.

  • Overheard in the Elevator

    2 people complaining that it took a coworker 3 hours to respond to an email sent at 2:30AM:

    "How hard it it to roll over, check you email, respond and go back to sleep"

    Remember it's no longer about work / life balance, it's now about work / life integration.

  • Today's Trivia Question

    What do Donald Trump and Lady Gaga have in common?

  • Bad Logo Design

    This is an iSmart Charger

  • Please tell me none of you are using these

    Someone on Facebook asked what the issue with using these would be. My answer was:

    As you know, USB provides both power and data connectivity. I don't know if I'm connecting it to a computer or just an outlet. A computer could take advantage of an exploit on the phone / tablet and slurp data or install data on the phones. I feel the same way about charging stations at airports, malls and conferences.

    If you must use one, practice safe charging ...

  • The Plan
  • You think Trump linking Cruz's family to the Kennedy Assassination is bad?

    Just wait until he links Bernie to the Lincoln Assassination.

  • I've Been Receiving Emails from Saints

    Since I'm in tech and, in a former life, was a hiring manager, I'm on a number of mailing list for recruiting firms and receive several emails a day with lists of people who are available for work. Yesterday, I received an email from Dominic Savio. When I opened it I thought to myself, "self, that's the name of the boy saint who was a student of St. John Bosco, interesting coincidence", and went about my day. Today I received another email from the same firm from "Maria Mazzarello" who shares a name with another student of Don Bosco's; St Maria Mazzarello who founded the Salesian Sisters. A little digging though my email shows me that every email I receive from this firm comes from someone with the same name as a Catholic Saint.

    The firm is based in South Asia (like most IT recruiting agencies these days), and I understand that sometimes the client relations folks in these firms will take European sounding names in order to better connect with their clients but I find it interesting that they are using Saints' names.

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