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.

A Bot Makes Predictions for Cybersecurity in 2020

For your enjoyment: Someone forced a bot to read more than 1,000 cyber security predictions for 2020 and then asked it to write predictions of its own. Here is the result.

Preparing for Winter

Interesting read about actually enjoying long winters, based on a PhD researcher’s experiences in northern Norway.

Turkey Trot 5k

Ran my first “race” in a while – a 5k turkey trot not far from us. A hilly course – at least what passes for hills in Northeast Ohio.

I Preordered the Tesla Cybertruck

Yes, it’s straight out of Blade Runner. And absolutely I want one. so I’m on the list!

Project: Box for Salt & Pepper

Used some leftover teak to make a little box to hold the salt and pepper shakers.

PSA: Ransomware Outbreak Insights from CISA

The DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) just issued a special publication about ransomware protection, mitigation, and recovery recommendations.