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Columbus Devs - wanna come to a security get together and see how the other half lives? You can head to Security MBA Monday and OWASP on Thursday next week - it's a securitylicious week!
 
I will be Master of Ceremonies at the Security MBA on Monday. Register online and join us for a discussion of security bound to make you think, and maybe even act. And remember the B in MBA stands for "beer."
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/november-10th-2014-isc2-central-ohio-chapter-smba-registration-11835657771?aff=eorg
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I have been building a Street Samurai costume for this Halloween, and part of it is a write mounted network scanning computer. I'm using a Raspberry Pi B+ and a AdaFruit 1601 capacitive touchscreen for the hardware, mounted on a leather grieve. At the 11th hour, though, the touchscreen isn't getting a signal from the Pi anymore. Bummed, but I am going to still work on it. Party tonight and some events tomorrow, but I have a week till Halloween, right? Here it is mounted, and the dead touchscreen.
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I have been using Windows 7 for my customer VMs since keyboard/mouse experience on Windows 8 is so dismal. With 8.1 though, things are better. I am setting my my first Windows 8.1 customer VM right now. Already can see benefits, like the integrated OneDrive, which will make things easier.
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Blogged: Why Geography Matters When Using Amazon Web Services http://lnkd.in/bMnz5BT
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Blogged: On Testing, or Where I Posted An Old But Funny QA Joke To Twitter, And It Went Viral: http://www.sempf.net/post/On-Testing1.aspx
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At my cub scout pack, we are doing the 'how many eyes can we get on an image' thing for the Cyber Chip in April. Repost, favorite, comment, whatever. I'm going to try and write some code that keeps track of it all. Let's show these kids how far things travel on the Internet.
Cub Scout Pack 275 is working on the Cyber Chip on April 15. One of our goals is to see how far an image will travel on the Internet once it has been posted here. Report, mashup, comment, whatever. I want to see it move.
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It's not security, development or lockpicking, but hey, it's the weekend. How about some jack'o'lanterns?
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Head, shoulders, knees and butt, knees, and butt. Head, shoulders, knees, and butt, knees and butt. Eyes and ears and nose and gut. Head, shoulders, knees, and butt, KNEES AND BUUUUUUT!
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While I was picking green beans for dinner, my three year old daughter kept stealing the beans and eating them. Raw. Somewhere along the way, we did something right. I know so many kids that wouldn't eat a cooked green bean. With cheese sauce. And my daughter eats them raw. Proud papa.
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Columbus Devs - come to the OWASP meeting at Improving Enterprises on October 9. We'll bash bugs in Zed Attack Proxy.
We'll bash some bugs in ZAP. You'll need Eclipse: https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/ And ZAP https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Zed_Attack_Proxy_Project And the bug list: https://code.google.com/p/zaproxy/issues/list
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Have you taken my Beginning Lock Picking course at the Columbus Idea Foundry? Learned picking elsewhere? Ready for more? The first Intermediate Lock Picking class will be in August, featuring field stripping and impressioning. Hands on, full throttle, you'll leave with a lock with keys you made yourself! https://campscui.active.com/orgs/ColumbusIdeaFoundry#/selectSessions/563603
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I gave up beer for lent. No, I'm not Catholic or even christian, just had a homeschool moment with my son, and we all decided to limit our consumption. He decoded to give up wheat 'like mommy' so the pressure was on. Anyway, no beer.

So I have been using this opportunity to lose a few pounds, and also to take a tour of commercial cider. I have decoded that it sucks. Those of you who drink commercial cider and have had my cider - I see why you think mine is weird. This stuff - even the good stuff - is swill. I have no idea who thinks it is worth drinking. Best I have had so far is Ace Joker Hard Cider, and it is laughably sour.

Anyway, if you drink commercial cider - try some homebrew. It is dramatically different from this crap. Yes, it is dry, and yes, it is hard to get used to but at least there is some complexity, and it doesn't just bludgeon you with the flavor of the week.

Rant over, back to your lives.
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Husband. Father. Author. Software composer. Brewer. Lockpicker. Ninja. Insurrectionist. Honorary blue teamer. Lumberjack. Working on a Win8 book.
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Bill Sempf is a software architect.  His breadth of experience includes business and technical analysis, software design, development, testing, server management and maintenance, and security.  In his 17 years of professional experience he has participated in the creation of well over 200 applications for large and small companies, managed the software infrastructure of two Internet service providers, coded complex software happily in every environment imaginable, and made mainframes talk to cell phones.  I

He is the author of Visual Basic 2008 For Dummies; a coauthor of Effective Visual Studio.NET, a frequent contributor to industry magazines; and has recently been an invited speaker for the ACM and IEEE, DevEssentials, the International XML Web Services Expo and the Association of Information Technology Professionals. 

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