January 2012

(From The Oatmeal.) It’s widely understood that Seattle needs a better way to measure snowfall. However, what’s lacking is a solid proposal for how to measure snowfall around here. And so I have a proposal. We should create a new unit of measurement: The Nickels. Named after Greg Nickels, who lost the mayorship of Seattle…

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I am saddened to pass on the news that Ulf Müller, a colleague at Zero-Knowledge Systems, has died in tragic and violent circumstances. I remember Ulf as quiet, gentle, kind and am tremendously saddened by his loss. The most recent news story is “Computer-Experte in Transporter erschlagen“. Nils Kammenhuber of the Technical University of Munich…

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I got an email from my friend John Johnson who is doing a survey about metrics.  If you have some time, please respond… ———————————————————————————————————————————————— I am seeking feedback from others who may have experience developing and presenting security metrics to various stakeholders at their organization. I have a number of questions I’ve thought of, and…

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From an operations and security perspective, continuous deployment is either the best idea since sliced bread or the worst idea since organic spray pancakes in a can. It’s all of matter of execution. Continuos deployment is the logical extension of the Agile development methodology. Adam recently linked to an study that showed that a 25%…

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Too good not to share (inspired by: Chocolate-Hazelnut Waffles with Frangelico-Brown-Butter Syrup) Ingredients : 6 oz. (1-1/3 cups) fresh ground whole-wheat flour 2 oz. (2/3 cup) natural cocoa powder 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. kosher salt 3/4 cup granulated palm sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 3 oz. (6…

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New blog: Shocking News of the Day: Social Security Numbers Suck http://t.co/VuMV3faO # RT @PogoWasRight Does *any* federal govt agency actually respond to FOI requests within 20 days? << Send GAO a FOIA with that question? 🙂 # RT @Digital4rensics On Computer Security Incident Information Sharing: http://t.co/GhGYOOjP – New Post Up! # New worst practice:…

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We’re honored to be nominated in three categories for the Security Bloggers Awards: Most Educational Most Entertaining Hall of Fame On behalf of all of us who blog here, we’re honored by the nomination, and would like to ask for your vote. We’d also like to urge you to vote for our friends at Securosis…

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We’re honored to be nominated in three categories for the Security Bloggers Awards: Most Educational Most Entertaining Hall of Fame On behalf of all of us who blog here, we’re honored by the nomination, and would like to ask for your vote. We’d also like to urge you to vote for our friends at Securosis…

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