Final Approach

Becky got me an awesome flight controller setup for Christmas, complete with yoke, throttle, control panel, and rudders, and I’m working on getting my skills up! Not a terrible touchdown at the Albuquerque Sunport, especially for a newbie! (skip to 5:45 for the good stuff!)

Tone — JJJ

A well thought out and written essay on written communications from of my favorite philosophers…

Tone is more important than the words you use, until all you have is words. On the web, we’ve skirted tone for a long while with emoticons. 🙂 Thankfully, the wide adoption of Emoji is rescuing us from writing obscure combinations of syntactically invalid punctuation, and I think that’s a good thing. If you read as […]

via Tone — JJJ

The next generation of hackers… raised by the government?

This is not your typical summer sleepaway camp.

Bonfires and archery? Try Insecure Direct Object References and A1-Injections.

The dozen or so teenagers staring at computers in a Marymount University classroom here on a recent day were learning — thanks to a new National Security Agency cybersecurity program that reaches down into the ranks of American high school and middle school students — the entry-level art of cracking encrypted passwords.

via N.S.A. Summer Camp: More Hacking Than Hiking – The New York Times.

Jealousy Is Sabotaging Your Prosperity

Cory Miller, CEO of iThemes and a good friend of mine, just posted a great article about Imposter Syndrome’s partner in crime: Jealousy.

I had gotten consumed in seeing other people succeed with less effort and honesty, by taking shortcuts, getting more acclaim and traction while we toiled without our proper due. And I was mad. I felt it wasn’t fair. I felt we were justly entitled to that success. So I grumbled. I groaned. I got angry.

And it affected everything in my life and business. It crippled our progress and prosperity.

Sadly, it took maybe a year of this self-inflicted misery and self-sabotage, to realize and fully embrace one simple yet ironic truth about it all:

It’s not about them. 

It was never about them. And it should never have been about them.

Cory goes on to talk about how to turn that jealousy around and become a more productive, successful person.

Check out the post, it’s definitely worth a read: Jealousy Is Sabotaging Your Prosperity.

Getting the truck ready for dogs

We’ve been going back and forth over what to do with our fifth-wheel camper, Harvey the RV, since we’re not needing to hit the WordCamp circuit quite as hard to get the word out about BruteProtect any more.

We’ve considered selling it and buying a smaller camper to pull behind my SUV, selling it and buying a small motorized RV where the dogs could be more comfortable when we travel, or just selling it and not replacing it at all.  But, in the end, we’ve decided to hold on to what we’ve got, and do a little “remodeling” in the truck to make it more dog friendly.  It’s big, it’s comfortable, we’ve put a good amount of money into prepping it for working on the road, and so it stays, and we’re working on planning extended trips to California and Florida for this winter, and maybe a quick jaunt up to Wyoming or Montana over the summer.

But before any of that, we’re taking it out for the long weekend to get back into the swing of things, so it was time to get the truck dog friendly!

Pretty happy with it for a 2 hour project (including 2 trips to Lowes and a trip to PetSmart!)

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