Here’s the lead story in this week’s CSO magazine. I’m sure glad we no longer have to worry about breaches or compliance and can focus on whether we’re wearing the right things.Read More Hey, Guys and Gals, Security is No Longer a Problem!
In “Threatening Winds Likely to Close Major Bridges,” the Washington State department of transportation declares: WSDOT has never closed Tacoma Narrows Bridge for high winds. I don’t know that I’d be braggin’ about that. Picture from Wikipedia. [Update: They did in fact close the bridge. And I’m fine. Never lost power, no trees fell on…Read More Seattle Weather
Chandler Howell has a great post about giant waves. He quotes extensively from “Monster Rogue Waves” at Damninteresting: More recently, satellite photos and radar imagery have documented the existence of numerous rogue waves, and it turns out that they are far more common than previously thought. During a three-week study in 2001, radar scanning detected…Read More Giant Waves
Justin Mason has some thoughts in “Google DRM and WON Authentication:” That’s interesting. In my opinion, given that quote, I’ll bet Google’s DRM is something similar to the copy-protection systems used for many games since about id’s Quake 3 and Valve’s Half-Life; an online “key server” which validates codes, tracks player IDs, and who’s viewing…Read More Google's Video "Store"
Since Katrina, I’ve been trying to spend about $25 a week on disaster preparedness. Fortunately, I already own some basic camping gear, so I’m starting out by storing more food and water. My pantry tends to be thin on food that can be eaten without preparations. I have powerbars and snack bars so I’ve been…Read More Disaster Planning