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Stephen Walli
Works at Corbis
Attended University of Toronto
Lives in Redmond, WA
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I have joined Corbis Images as Director, Platform Engineering. It's all good.
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+John McMullen Thank you!  The wedding was a great day.  I like him (as much as that's relevant to Amanda) and all is well.  cheers, s.
p.s. Do I have current email for you?
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Bruce Schneier: How to remain secure against NSA surveillance http://gu.com/p/3tgza/tw (Nice analysis as always.)
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Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? -@HarvardBiz http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/08/why_do_so_many_incompetent_men.html … (Brilliant :0)
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Definitely. I liked that it wasn't more "Lean In" advice. There may even be observable psychology behind it.
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Ideas on when NOT to make #opensource licensed software: http://bit.ly/170wkVp
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Excellent news! When was the last code review?
 
I am so glad I resisted pressure from Intel engineers to let /dev/random rely only on the RDRAND instruction.   To quote from the article below:

"By this year, the Sigint Enabling Project had found ways inside some of the encryption chips that scramble information for businesses and governments, either by working with chipmakers to insert back doors...."

Relying solely on the hardware random number generator which is using an implementation sealed inside a chip which is impossible to audit is a BAD idea.
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Seems to be implying that Apple's "digital signature" is flawed but I'm going to have to spend more time figuring out how.
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Tips for teaching #FOSS include going on field trips, starting small and telling students you don't know it all: http://red.ht/16EZCbM (Excellent post from @suehle).
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  • University of Toronto
    Comp Sci, 1982 - 1984
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Director, Platform Engineering
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  • Corbis
    Director, Platform Engineering, 2013 - present
  • Outercurve Foundation
    Technical Director, 2010 - 2013
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom - Kitchener, ON, Canada
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