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  • Blog Post: Zune Killer App - Windows Media Center

    I admit it, I did not buy a Zune last year when they were first released. I don't have a large music collection and I'm generally happy listening to the radio to get my music fix, or the digital music channels available from my cable company, if you will. However, as some of you may realize from my previous...
  • Blog Post: Obligatory Introduction and Welcome

    After waffling and talking about it for a long time, I've finally started my security blog. As with any new adventure, I should pause for a few solemn moments and reflect upon how I reached this point of our story. I'm a Hoosier born and bred, from the southern part of the state, though I haven't...
  • Blog Post: What If? The First Days of a Security Enhanced OS ...

    This story is especially dedicated to all the new IT Pro friends I met in Budapest this past week. I had meant to share this story with you, but it got squeezed out by more important discussions... With the Windows Vista release drawing more near each week, I've been thinking back to the release of...
  • Blog Post: The Saga of My Luggage & British Air - Prologue

    Since I shared my original complaint about lost luggage in The Saga of My Luggage & British Air , I thought I should finish the story. Tuesday - no bag . So, Tuesday I woke up in my hotel in Berlin, got ready for the day and packed up to check out, since we were traveling to Hamburg after our meetings...
  • Blog Post: A (Not Always Funny) History and Analysis of Web-Based Antivirus and Security Products

    When I first read (in 2006) about the “new category for security products” represented by Microsoft OneCare Live, Symantec Genesis and McAfee Falcon, I must admit to a small chuckle. In my AV days, I saw a few of these web security products launched, each of which did a big belly flop. Maybe it will...
  • Blog Post: My Supergeek Moment on the Way to Work

    Sometimes, it is just cool to work at Microsoft. It will take me a bit to get to the description of my "moment", so bear with me. I live in Snoqualmie, Washington (see Snoqualmie Falls , 2nd most visited tourist attraction ) - a beautiful place to live that is about 30 minutes from Microsoft. Quicker...
  • Blog Post: The Saga of My Luggage & British Air

    I fly a lot. I've flown a lot. Twenty years ago when I interviewed in California for what was to become my first job - I had never flown. Then, when I showed up for that job, they immediately sent me on the road for 5 weeks. That was in 1987 and I don't think it slowed down at all until about 2002, when...
  • Blog Post: Hats off to Mr. Mark Cox and Team

    Let me take a moment to clarify something, as some folks seem to have gotten the wrong impression. I having nothing but the utmost respect for Mark Cox and the Red Hat security team that he leads. They do a hard job and they do it well, balancing the pressures imposed by the community from full disclosure...
  • Blog Post: A (Not Always Funny) History and Analysis of Web-Based Antivirus and Security Products

    When I first read (in 2006) about the “new category for security products” represented by Microsoft OneCare Live, Symantec Genesis and McAfee Falcon, I must admit to a small chuckle. In my AV days, I saw a few of these web security products launched, each of which did a big belly flop. Maybe it will...