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New layout

My friend, Andrew, will be assisting me with the new design and layout.  He was my partner in crime in the creation of metaguard, membrane and metazoa.

He said that he will begin work on during the Thanksgiving break.  Although it just occurred to me that he lives in Canada.  I didn’t realize that people from Canadia [sic] celebrated Thanksgiving. 🙂

Laid off

I got laid off from work today.  There is not enough client work to keep me busy and not enough development/support work till the release of the new product.


I 'm not horribly bothered by it as I have seen it coming for about a month now.  Now I just collect unemployment and try and my CISSP and GLI swinging.

How spammers get past spam filters

My boss pointed something intersting out to me.  A penis enlargement email that keeps slipping past my spam assasin and his outlook client based anti spam software.


Check out this source…


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y<kggudaubtbo>our mon<kxeytamotthnl>ey bac<kpkevvobnpdeccq>k!


They throw giberish tags in between all the words so the spam filters dont find the words and the mail client just ignores all of the nonsense tags.


Spam filters should parse out all HTML and just look at the text IMO.

Chilie cook off

My chickie and I did a chilie cook off today.  This was the first time I have ever made chilie in my life and DAMN it turned out good! 🙂


I will post the recipe tomorrow.  I took the recipe that gryphn normaly uses (my favorite) and also used ideas from the recipes of world champion chilie.   It was good stuff.

Busy

For the last few months I have spent all of my time concealed in my house working on a  big top secret project.  I just got back from dropping my co-conspiriters back home in Canada.


Now details of the project will slowly start surface on this page and metazoa.ca.


Im going back to bed.

Fun with distros

Tonight I have been playing with my guiney pig openbsd server and setting up a standard build for my 'fleet '.  In doing this I have landed on a number of strange sites wile clicking off topic.


SELinux; The nsa aparently has developed a secure distro of linux.  In theory it sounds nice but I do I trust to not be back doored?  If I even have to ask it aint worth it. 🙂


Trustix; I gave these guys an awful review about a month back when I was going to write my “OpenBSD vs. Trustix” article.  Shortly after that they got bought out and became TSR Linux.  Now that group filed for bankrupcy protection and was purchased by Comodo… the same doods I have my ssl certificates through. 🙂  It looks like they some sort of backing from IBM and have a promising looking distro now. 


I think I 'm too into OpenBSD to turn back now.  On that note I just got “Absolute OpenBSD” from amazon today.  Good fooken book!  I highly recomend it.  Lots of info on PF, how it all works and why it works that way. 

GuardianLogic

My companys new site is getting closer and closer to a launch.  It will be a huge weight lifted off my shoulders one it does.  Automated billing and signup, support system, kbase, security related news feeds, monitoring and all kinds of other fun stuff.


I babysitted my nephew last night and played on his Playstation2 a bunch  (Hi Buddy!) wile my girlfriend was out purchasing a Gucci purse.


I am working on putting a new dual CPU workstation together for myself.  It will have a kicken windowed case and all that other fun stuff.  I will give you guys some pics as its being built.

Sick and tired of being sick and tired

Bah, I.m sick again.  I keep getting these awful freaken dizzy spells.  They make it hard to concentrate on anything.  So I find myself paying upwards of $100 to visit the Dr. tomorrow to figure out what my problem is.
The whole thing really pisses me off.  I got a job about 9 months ago at SiteObjects and received a contract, signed by my employer, stating that I will have medical insurance after 3 months of employment.  I was REALY looking forward to this because I could get these dizzy spells taken care of as well as my wisdom teeth.


So after 9months of employment I get laid off and never saw insurance one.  That.s 6 months that my employer was contractually obligated to provide insurance and never did.  Now I.m unemployed and paying for it all myself with my unemployment money.


Let this be a lesson to you… research potential employers.  Its not fun to be taken advantage of.


On another note& Metazoa is coming along nicely.  The details that everyone wanted?  It.s a Content Management System secured to the teeth.  Its compliant with many security standards right out of the box (HIPPA, NSA DITSCAP and many others).  I have never seen a CMS that is as full featured as the one that war.c and I have created.  It.s in early alpha right now and should be available in beta very soon.  Look for all of my sites to be switching to it in the near future.

Noc

I have been planning on setting up a NOC (Network Operations Center) in my home office for a wile now… but this article pushed my desire over the top.  I don 't plan on following it to a tee as I have better software than a couple of his refferences… but you get the idea.


I will post pics when its done. 🙂

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