.@Facebook: I can sue you for false advertising, or you can just give me $1,000.00.
FIFO Networks is in a rural town with a population of 8,000.
The town is about 7 1/2 miles long, north to south.
97,000 people within 2 miles will see the ad???

I just learned about Executive Order 13800. Googled it. Read this excerpt, to which I've added my comments. Am I off base here? If so, please explain.

Pointless prime number facts:
1) The sum of two non-primes can be prime.
2) The sum of a prime and a non-prime can be prime.
3) The sum of two primes is never prime.
4) The sum of two primes is even, unless one of the primes is 2.

Today a client sent me a video of his server. I know, servers don’t move much... The purpose of the video was to let me hear the funny sounds that the hard disk drive was making.
I’d know that sound anywhere. Not the blower fans, tune those out. You’ll have to turn the volume up and hold it close to your ear to hear it.

Amazon, neither 15 nor 16 are prime. So for that reason, I'm out.

Pacing like a caged lion
I refused to eat
And lost weight
Until one day
I realized
I was thin enough
To slip between the bars.
My pacing had
Made my legs strong.
I leaped
And was free.

--Bob Young
December 13, 2015

The limits of Artificial Intelligence.
"Know thyself."
My LinkedIn post earlier today.

Clouds. The most beautiful sunsets have clouds.
The clouds in your life are there for a reason.

I'm doing the OOB ("out-of-the-box") setup on a new Windows 10 laptop. With every change makes, it gets worse. Now, you can no longer activate the computer without giving them an email address.

There is no direct IPv6 equivalent to arp -a. Address Resolution Protocol works with IPv4. The "arp -a" command resolves IP addresses to MAC addresses. I found the rough equivalent for IPv6 addresses. The rough equivalent is:
netsh interface ipv6 show neighbors
Everything between the two dashed lines goes on one line at the command prompt. See example in screenshot.

Thank you to the I&C and DCS techs at Georgia Power for allowing me to teach you some new skills this week!
And now, it's time to fly home to Oregon.

I laughed way too long at this. Truth is, I could see myself in the same predicament!

Cleared security at Portland International Airport. Headed to Atlanta to work with the Georgia Power IT team for a week.

Dear IT-humans: Please do yourselves a favour and create security@ as an email address on all of your domains which is actually routed and read by someone with knowledge about your IT!
That way you make it easy for people who accidentally stumble upon security issues with your infrastructure to actually report them to you.

The sheer fact of having and reading security@ (as mandated by RFC 2142) will help improving your IT security.


There’s a standard antivirus test file. It lets you test your computer to make sure the antivirus software is actually working. You can learn about it at eicar.org.
I wrote a safe, downloadable script that uses the standard test file.
You can read about it here, and download it for free if you want to.

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