Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The calm before the daily storm

Baby Ana was having a nice dream this morning and chatting away in her sleep. So I'm up and ready for the day while she catches a few more Z's. Soon she'll be up and wating her toast, sippy cup, and entertainment. I've got my remote connection setup and waiting for my stepdad to get to his shop and read his email so I can take over his PC and try to fix the problem he's having with some program that decided to just stop working yesterday. I've got the morning to get ready for a meeting with my advisor this evening.

It is going to be a busy day. This is the way to turn 30. Too busy to have a minute to flip out about it. I'll probably listen to Phil Vassar's "My Next Thirty Years" too much today, but that song has been one of my favorites since it was released by Tim McGraw back in 1999.

Bring on the day and the next thirty years.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Treat terrorists as pirates (and a plug for Crypto-gram)

While reading through a monthly security newsletter I came across this article proposing that terrorists be considered pirates in order to better prosecute them under international law. Not an area I have any expertise in, but an interesting read.

The articles about flaws in electronic voting systems that has disturbed Roxi is also covered in this month's newsletter.

Crypto-gram is written by Bruce Schneier, a computer security consultant, so topics tend to be more for the nerds, but he covers a lot of everyday security topics that affect us all. The newsletter is always long, and usually provides me with several days of reading material. Most of it scares the heck out of me, sure, but I'll deal with it.

Saturday, September 02, 2006


We've been too busy playing since I got home, but here is a picture of Ana. More later, I promise.