Listen. We're friends. So. It's my solemn responsibility to tell you when you're full of poop emoji.

I made a new word.
Ovenable.
As in, "Plastic is not ovenable."

I've been looking at city government websites for senior level IT jobs, and one thing I discovered - if you want to be a police officer, every city in Oregon has a job opening for you.

SPECIAL EFFECTS - HURRICANE DORIAN
On the evening news yesterday they showed arcing from a fallen power line. The camera lens had raindrops on it. The camera person kept the arc centered in a raindrop, which made it look huge.

So, this screenshot is from my Google Assistant. It's automagically generated by Google's Top Secret Algorithms.

And, I have to wonder, is the Google staff really ready to curate news for us?

ENTER PASSWORD:

WRONG.

WRONG.

WRONG.

WRONG.

WRONG.

WRONG.

RESET PASSWORD:

NEW PASSWORD CAN'T BE SAME AS OLD PASSWORD.

We have wall to wall, floor to ceiling windows on the ocean side of the house, but right now all we can see is fog.

Last week and this week both, I have worked on Windows XP computers still in use by commercial businesses. But wait...
Last week I also worked on a Windows 2000 workstation, running on its original hardware, at a commercial business.
"If it works, don't fix it," right???

People who wear glasses must be excited for next year....

It’ll be the first time they’ll see 2020.

Stereotype #1: "Cybersecurity is mostly about penetration testing (pen testing)."
Reality: Pen testing is a small sub-specialty in cybersecurity. Most people in cybersecurity are not pen testers.

Stereotype #2: "Pen testing is about crazy good coding skills."
Reality: Pen testing is mostly about social engineering.

A new client called me to fix a problem with their network yesterday. This is what I walked into.

You shouldn't use your fingerprint for authentication.
You can change your password, but you can't change your fingerprint. The compromising of biometric data is well underway.
"The breach, which was discovered by researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar alongside vpnMentor, included the fingerprint data of more than 1 million people,.."

theverge.com/2019/8/14/2080519

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