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How To Use An Elevator

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Chris Cornell - You Know My Name (watching Casino Royale)

Many people seem to require a refresher course on how elevators work. For those of you who would like to brush up, it works like this:

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Once again with security Spam

Why can't we pay attention to FB hacking warnings?

People do hack FB profiles, it happens every day. They often do it by inducing the target user into clicking a link that can steal their login information in any number of ways. This happens. It's a Big, Bad Internet, and in all likelihood at some point you will:

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Hey Hey RSA

Today I got a customer satisfaction survey from EMC. It was specifically about RSA and how we like their products and the company in general. Cynically, I have to believe that it's not entirely a coincidence that they did this survey during BlackHat & DefCon because, well jeez maybe because half of the people receiving this aren't even in their home fucking state? There was a comment field to one of these asking "why do you feel this way".

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Converting Visio Stencils to OmniGraffle

Someday, we'll live in The Future, I swear it.

Last year I bought OmniGraffle 4 Pro, I really, really like that app, and it makes using Visio seem like self torture. Now only if the formats were open all the way around...

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Sprung

[music | Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Albert Goes West]

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This is the saddest thing I saw all day. I really can't think of a more appropriate way for things to play out though. Dying to protect his tiny piece of rock, protecting it from someone who really loved him, but wanted to take his rock away.

I remember very little about that book because I never really read it when I was a little kid. I was way too damaged, and I probably still am. But that story sums up a lot about warring over politics.

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Tools and Hacky Stuff

Here are some tools I've written which could be of use to other folks. It's going to be mostly Cisco related, some of which is still being formatted before I upload it, more to come.

CSSManager is a tool to simplify suspending and activating services in a Cisco CSS load balancer. It adds a couple of features like the ability to "lock out" a server and to add comments to a suspended machine to give context for its suspension. More features to come.

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Jobby Surveys

[music | The Birthday Party - Hat's on Wrong]

Huh, my top 9 were all "mechanical" of some sort. I'm pretty sure that if I did anything more than fill my fluids I'd probably set my car on fire though. Strangely Printing Press Operator outranks my current job by 10.

1. Small Engine Mechanic
2. Appliance Repairer
3. Farm Equipment Mechanic
4. Millwright
5. Aircraft Mechanic
6. Motorcycle Mechanic
7. Automobile Mechanic
8. Heavy Equipment Mechanic
9. Diesel Mechanic
10. Electronics Repairer

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No Cure Show

Hmm. I just get a short contract job, and the only show to fall within the contract period gets cancelled the same day. Someone trying to tell me something?

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Cisco CSS Toy

[music | Bauhaus - Dark Entries (Live)]

This is the first of a few tools I have to release in the coming couple of weeks, mainly involving Cisco's CSS product. The purpose of me writing them is that Cisco's web interface to the CSS is both a terrible user experience and has shown itself to be vulnerable to trivial attacks in the past (in a security sense). I don't want to run the web gui on my CSS's, and most of our admins were terrified of the command line. So I wrote a bunch of tools to help do their jobs, without the possibility of screwing up the load balancers.

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