Entries from September 2006

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

Danger Strikes at 2AM

Last night we hit up happy hour in downtown Orlando, a pretty common event within our circle of friends.  Angel and I were totally spent by 12:30AM, but neither one of us were in any position to drive just yet.  So, we went back to my truck, cranked up the A.C., and passed out for a […]

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Improve Yourself: A Quick Me, Myself, and I Grammar Hack

Since my current job entails a great deal of technical writing, I constantly find myself struggling over the proper construction of certain grammatical statements.  Believe it or not, the basic English words “Me”, “Myself”, and “I” can become quite a challenge to incorporate properly.  Although these grammar errors are easily overlooked, I discover them in […]

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Pissing Off Your Employees

I came across this blog entry that listed 50 things an employer could do to their employees that would make them want to quit.  The crazy thing is that this list hit far to close to home… not concerning to my new job, but concerning the job that I recently left behind.  I wasn’t the […]

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

A Misconception of Productivity

Sometimes I seem to struggle with the concept of productivity.  What seems productive may not actually be productive, and the flip side holds truth as well.  I’m beginning to realize that someone’s level of productivity in the corporate job market directly correlates to the outside perception of their efforts.  Is it considered productive to spend […]

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Passing The CISSP

I just received an e-mail with the following introduction:
Dear Marc,
Congratulations!  We are pleased to inform you that you have passed the Certified Information Systems Security Professional competency examination…
To which Angel said:  “Wow!  I love you so much!  Now I am engaged to a certified professional genius!”
To which I replied by inquiring about the potential need for […]

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

Paris Hilton The Hacker

Okay, hell has frozen over!  Paris Hilton is making headlines on underground technology sites for apparently spoofing her phone number and using it to obtain access to Lindsay Lohan’s voicemail box.  I thought this had to be a sick joke… until I ran a Google News search and came up with news articles like the […]

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

The Most Popular Websites

Here’s a fascinating link for anyone interested in tracking the ongoing rank of the most popular websites on the Internet.  Many of these ranks are probably to be expected, but I was certainly surprised by some of the other positions.  The ranks are maintained by Alexa, a web traffic tracking subsidiary of Amazon.  You can read […]

Monday, September 11th, 2006

CISSP: A Formula to the Perfect Crime

If the formula to pulling off the perfect crime revolves around timing, and unarmed robbery is your thing, I know exactly where you can capitalize on the opportunity to make some really easy money.  Just setup shop outside of the nearest CISSP certification examination center.  Once a CISSP hopeful emerges from the brutal 6 hour (no […]

Friday, September 1st, 2006

An Educational Oversight

I’ve been actively studying for the CISSP certification exam (a requirement for my job) over the last couple of weeks.  So, I’ve spent a significant amount of time reading on the fifth floor (nobody goes up there) of UCF’s main campus library.  There really is something magical to be said about an educational atmosphere…  I’m not […]