In a discussion with some of my hacker friends, I mentioned that my home network is a giant virtualized switch in the form of VPLS. The ensuring discussion of Roku issues I was having due to my over-engineered house got me this reaction:
The ensuing discussion lead me to the decide to start blogging again. This of course lead me down a huge rabbit hole of securing a decent hosting option. Obnoxious, since I no longer work for the Internet, and no longer get these things for free. But I digress, talking about networking is pretty much why I got this site back up and running. I also have some infosec and sysadmin topics in the works, but I wanted to get the ball rolling with my true passion, which is networks. Unlike a lot of technical blogs, I intend for this to be as entertaining as it is informative. I also hope to avoid getting into the rut of just posting the steps. I intend to explain why you need to do various things, or at least why you should.
None of this was made any easier by the day job, which had me furiously working away at something huge. Said something huge is nearly finished, but I still can’t talk about it. Since my life has quieted down significantly at least in the short term, I thought I should get a few articles written. Part one of the hacker house of MPLS doom is in the pipe right after this meta post, so stay tuned!
My dear friend Lauren needs a bio for her upcoming stint at BSides Nashville. Here is my attempt to commit greatness such as her own, into mere mortal words.
Her Ladyship Baroness Lauren Abrielle Cherlene Griddlebone McHackingston ne Bonaparte I, Esquire. With an ancestry to match her impressive moniker, Lauren was born to Marie Curie and Napoleon Bonaparte during the former’s brief tenure as a theoretical temporal scientist. Raised by a cadre of unicorns and LISP programmers, Lauren grew into one of the world’s foremost experts in the fields of fluffy pink pastel fashion, doom enhanced information security, and equestrian para-genetics.
A member of many esteemed societies, Lauren holds many titles. The Almighty Church of Wifi has proclaimed her The Most Fabulous Unholy Unicorn Empress. She is an honorary member of The Esteemed Order of Awesomeness, Second Class. She is also a a 774th Degree Dark Paladin of the Fabled Unicerate Equestrian UNIX Order. During the mid 1990s, Lauren briefly performed with famous rockers AC/DC, while bassist Cliff Williams was recovering from a bout of hysterical pregnancy.
Lauren is best known for her ongoing work to breed a race of cybernetically enhanced, hacker unicorns. One day, we can all expect this harbinger of infosec doom to rule over hackerkind with her legion of Metasploit enhanced, cyber pink ponies. I, for one, say that day cannot arrive soon enough. Hail Pink Unicorns!
The Twitter poll garnered a bit more than the 30 or so votes I was expecting.
Apparently, people want Infosec now now now. I also had a few requests for specific subjects, most relating to my extensive time working in the ISP world, as well as one suggestion that I rant aimlessly with little to no editorial process behind it. I can do these! I appreciate all the input, and votes. Thanks Twitter peeps!