If you need to send something to me, or you need to verify that something came from me, here is my PGP / GPG / GnuPG public key
If you have been following my website, which you probably haven't since I don't update often enough to keep it interesting, but anyway; I started to go back to school to get my Bachelors of Science degree in 2011. When I started I knew that the B.S. should only be the beginning, after all, I had been in the technology industry and career field for 18 years. So my intent was to complete the B.S. and go directly into an advanced degree. When I completed the first degree 17 months later in 2013, I wasn't sure which direction to go.
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.
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.
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.
Things are really starting to pick up on the Cornerstones of Trust web development front. The conference is on Wednesday, June 6th in Foster City.
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".
This morning when I logged into my workstation, I found that one of my putty sessions to my AWS server had gone "inactive", I looked at the content of what was on the screen and I saw:
Broadcast message from root@ip-10-166-###-### (unknown) at 10:08 ... The system is going down for reboot NOW! Control-Alt-Delete pressed
Martin McKeay has an article Write to learn, learn to progress where he talks about his history of blogging and how it has helped his career, this is a very good post with many good points. I've halfheartedly been blogging since 2004 and one thing I've realized is in order to be a good blogger and get "followers" you need to read other peoples blogs and contribute to ongoing "conversations".
This is a presentation I did for my "Language and Communication: Presentation". For my research project I wanted to determine, based on pollution from the generation of electricity if an electric vehicle was any more environmentally friendly than a comparable gasoline engine.
With current power generation techniques in the US, it's not.
Electric Vehicles are not "Green"
Western Governors University
October 26, 2011
Electric Vehicles are not "Green"