Adventures in Linux, VMware, and Broken Keyboard Maps

Control key stopped working on my host after running a guest in VMWware Workstation. And I use the control key A LOT. Here’s how I ended up fixing it.

Medical Data Leaked on Github

A case of organizational security process failures leading to a very-avoidable leak of over 200,000 patient medical records.

Virtualbox and Docker... or another reason Windows sucks

Challenges testing virtual machines and Docker services at the same time on Windows.

Opposition to EARN-IT Anti-Encryption Bills

A letter of opposition to the anti-encryption bills being pushed through Congress.

CIA Hacking Unit Didn't Protect Itself

According to recent reporting from the Washington Post, the 2017 Vault 7 leaks of classified CIA information and offensive hacking tools was the result of woefully lax security procedures.

Mahogany Coffee Table

Turning an antique board of unfinished mahogany into a wonderful coffee table we’ll enjoy for years to come. (With pictures!)

Adm. Mike Mullen Cannot Remain Silent

Mullen responds to the President’s St. John’s Church ‘photo op’, highlighting the dangerous precendent and inappropriate co-opting of the military for political purposes during these crises.

Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

Prayers from today’s Divine Office that are particularly poignant during this COVID-19 economic crisis.

Must Read: The Story of Sandworm, the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

This article from WIRED’s Andy Greenberg is a must-read for anyone remotely interested in technology or how what someone does to a computer system can have massive financial and geopolitical implications.

Building My Workbench

I built myself a woodworking workbench for the rest of my life. Classic 18th century French design, 8 feet long, stout, and strong.