Insecure logins

I worked a ticket years ago where a student claimed not to have taken an exam. The faculty member asked the school who asked us as the hosting provider for the online class system to check on it. What I was able to see in the logs were sessions with two different IP addresses. One… Continue reading Insecure logins

The complexities of a Multi-tenant Architecture

A coworker asked for a quote on what I thought about them: Multi-tenant architecture initially reduces costs by streamlined business processes constraining tenants to make operations more consistent. Friction develops where existing processes shoehorned into something different feel less than ideal or not the way the tenant might have designed it. The one I prefered:… Continue reading The complexities of a Multi-tenant Architecture

Donation matching

Georgia Public Broadcasting just concluded their October funding drive. Something I noticed and wondered about is all the matching. They would say, “whatever you donate will be matched dollar for dollar to double [or triple] it.” Then sometimes explain the matching funds came from earlier donations. Something about this feels like a Ponzi scheme. I… Continue reading Donation matching

Election season: TED Talks

We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim (post / video) Trial, error and the God complex (post / video) (post / video) (post / video) (post / video)

Election season: My re-reading list mandatory

Illusory Truth Effect : how the frequency of statements influences how accurate we think they are. Puppet Candidates : how candidates claim they create things reserved for Congress. (Bush v Gore) The Enemy‚Äôs POV and Ideological Identity : ideology > facts. Even worse, we have arrived where ideology is our identity. Bullshit Curation : “the… Continue reading Election season: My re-reading list mandatory

Dear Russians,

A few years ago, I read Hacking: The Next Generation which mentioned using LinkedIn to research an organization to attack it. Pick out the CEO and send an urgent email from this person to a peon to phish them. Last week, I heard about a Russian campaign attempting to leverage LinkedIn. I just got a… Continue reading Dear Russians,

Google Trends Metro Areas

I texted a friend about his employer showing up in a movie. He replied a few days later that the owners were excited about this free marketing. I was curious whether this has prompted people to search for them. So, I looked in Google Trends. I liked the feature showing the states and clicked on… Continue reading Google Trends Metro Areas