Lost Storage

So last week, there was a hardware problem on the Amazon EC2 server that my websites were hosted on, and because I was using ephemeral storage for my home directories as opposed to EBS which I'm using for the root partition, I lost the images and style sheets for my sites as well as my friend's site ZestBakery.com. I was able to pull their style sheets out of my browser cache, but since I've not been visiting my own site for a while I did not have this information available for this site.

SQL Injection protection and detection, SANS GCIH Class

Today was day 4 of the GCIH course being taught by Mark Baggett. Things are going great and I'm learning stuff, I today we discussed SQL injection and cross site scripting.

Regarding prevention, the training it states to perform input checking and disallow/block the user from entering symbols or specials characters such the apostrophe (') or the semi-colon (;) or the percent (%), etc.

Passed my Cisco CCNA for my Degree (SAN GCIH coming)

It's been a bit longer than I anticipated in obtaining this certification, and I learned or re-learned way more about some networking items I will likely never use again, and/or haven't used in years such as information regard hubs. Reminds me of the 10base5 or 4wireE&M telephone signaling that I studied while in the Air Force and never used while I was there or since.


Do they even still make or use hubs? (I know that some companies still have/use them) but why when you can buy a 100Mb workgroup switch for under $15?

Another new website layout

I think it's getting to be about time for another layout change on this website.

I've been doing a fair amount of design work on the Cornerstones of Trust website and will be meeting with the San Juaqine Sheriffs Association next month to do some volunteer work on their website.

For my own website, I kind of want to have a media/news style where you get headers and story previews on the main page along with media without having to scroll.

As another friend put it, I want to get more information "Above the fold".

Time to replace the brakes on the 'rango - Fan of @SummitRacing

So the rotors on the Durango have been chattering and causing pedal / wheel chatter when applied, so they are not operating at optimal efficiency. This is the second set of rotors for the truck since we've owned it.

A while ago, I purchased some slotted/drilled rotors from Summit Racing for the Dakota and they are working really well, no chatter, no fading, gobs of stopping power; so I decided to order the same thing from Summit Racing again.

Why do we need new laws like SOPA / PIPA

Why do we need new laws like SOPA / PIPA when DMCA seems to be working fine?

A day after the internet blackout in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and it's senate twin Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA); A federal indictment accused Megaupload.com of costing copyright holders at least $500 million in lost revenue. According to ABC News.

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