Life

Pictures of Jordan

Apologies for this taking so long... I know there are quite a few people who have been after me to post the pictures. Unfortunately due to time constraints I have skipped to the end of the trip to post pictures from Jordan (since there are less than those of Israel). One of my favourite places on the trip was Petra, so the bulk of the pictures are from there. This is, of ...

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Life

Pictures of Egypt

There are far too many pictures taken of my recent trip, but since I'm being (graciously!) hounded by friends I figured I'd note when some of them were available so I've gotten the first few up, just of the Egypt part. The Israel part will take longer though as that is where the bulk of the trip was. I think these ones are a good sampling of the many pictures I took. ...

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Life

Pilgrimage to Egypt, Israel, Jordan

This past last half of February I took a trip with my family and members of our church on a tour of the "land of the Bible" (Egypt, Israel, and Jordan). This was a 15 day trip that took us to and through five countries in four continents. It was a whirlwind trip... super busy, amazing in a lot of ways, and offered a lot of opportunities for quiet reflection. This post ...

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Linux

Open Source is 20; Let's Wander Down Memory Lane

I'm a week behind as the 20th anniversary of "Open Source" was a week ago. Back on February 3, 1998 the term "Open Source" was coined as a result of the decision of Netscape Communications Corp to give away the source code to it's Netscape Navigator browser earlier on January 23, 1998. Red Hat has a nice recap of what happened then in its Celebrating the 20th anniversary of open source ...

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Life

2017: A Retrospective

Last year I wrote a retrospective and was interesting to read it at the end of this year so I've decided to do it again. What can I say about 2017?

From a work perspective, this was a crazy year. The vulnerabilities we had to deal with this year were pretty significant, things like Blueborne and KRACKS and others that created a lot of work for the team. To say it was ...

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Life

Working Remotely

I've read a few articles lately about working from home and some best practices for working remotely, and other topical guidance around the subject of working from home. I always find these articles fascinating because I want to see if there's something I am missing or doing wrong. Maybe there's a way I can boost my own productivity. Some insight. Something.

Inevitably I finish the article, sigh, and carry on. The ...

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Linux

Red Hat Container Health Index

Today is the first day of Red Hat Summit 2017, this year in Boston. I'm not there, but am thoroughly enjoying watching the keynotes and other interviews via TheCube on Summit. One of the big things that we've been working on for a while that was announced today is the Container Health Index within our Red Hat Container Catalog. I'm not going to go into detail here as I've already ...

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Linux

Virtualized Linux guest in FreeNAS 9.10 using iohyve

During the day I'm a manager of one of the greatest security teams on the planet (in my biased estimation), but at night (and random times throughout the day), I'm a sysadmin tinkerer. There's just something about goofing off with operating systems that appeals to me; this is likely what caused me to devote five years of my life to working on Annvix back in the day.

I've been running a local IPA install ...

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Life

Replaced GPG Key

Quick note to indicate that I've revoked my old GPG key (key id 0x94BE833CE8B86CAB) and replaced it with my new one (key id 0xBD51CB9670DF9DE7). My new key's fingerprint is:

1810 81E8 178E 4692 03F6 BFD0 BD51 CB96 70DF 9DE7

and it is signed with the old (revoked) key. You can download the key directly from me or from pgp.mit.edu which is where you can also see the old key is revoked.

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macOS

Figuring out GPG, SSH and U2F with YubiKey 4

You know your wife is a keeper when she gets you a YubiKey 4 for your birthday! I was really excited about this YubiKey because of its support for storing your GPG private keys and also for an SSH private key, in addition to the U2F (Universal 2nd Factor) support. I've been using earlier versions of the YubiKey for OTP (one-time password) and U2F, but the new version was especially interesting to me because of ...

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