Baghdad Burning – A Blog

On August 29, 2003, in Obscurity, by Administrator

I saw this link on the Doc Searls site. The Baghdad Burning Blog is an interesting read.

The Dean Machine!

On August 28, 2003, in Technology, by Administrator

He won’t get my vote, but the Dean campaign certainly has my respect. How many political events put out a call to attendees to bring their laptops and then set up an 802.11b network connected to a T1! I’ve always been fascniated by the use of technology for political purposes. In fact, I participated in […]

Loving my Mac!

On August 23, 2003, in Security, by Administrator

Just another one of those reasons, I am absolutely happy about my switch to Mac. “Microsoft Corp., whose Windows operating system and e-mail programs have been under siege from new computer “worms” for at least 10 days, has released a patch for two critical vulnerabilities in its Web browser. As a result of the Internet […]

“Am I bugging you? Don’t mean to bug ya…”

On August 19, 2003, in Security, by Administrator

Don’t know why, but those words from U2’s Rattle ‘n Hum came to mind when I first viewed this picture. As a parent, it is one of those things that takes your breath away. Confronting violence is a vital piece of what I do for a living, but it still doesn’t prepare you for an […]

We Love Arnold…

On August 18, 2003, in Obscurity, by Administrator

You knew it was bound to happen. Brought to you by the same slackers who started We Love the Iraqi Information Minister, we now have the We Love Arnold web site!

Cascading failures

On August 15, 2003, in Security, by Administrator

I always have a tough time articulating the true potential impact of cascading infrastructure failures. Not any more…

Poindexter Resigns

On August 13, 2003, in Security, by Administrator

If you haven’t read his resignation letter, you ought to. Unconventional threats require unconventional thinking. I’ve never met a terrorism expert that didn’t support the type of “thinking outside the box” exploration this program represents. Additionally, once most privacy advocates invested the effort to educate themselves on the project, they had limited objections. Politics and […]

Here come the MANPADS

On August 12, 2003, in Security, by Administrator

This threat is here to stay: “The FBI arrested three people Tuesday for allegedly plotting to smuggle a shoulder-launched surface-to-air missile into the United States, government and law enforcement sources said. The missile was successfully smuggled into a port in New Jersey from Russia, several U.S. government sources said. FBI agents arrested a British citizen […]

Stupid claim

On August 11, 2003, in Security, by Administrator

This Nader claim from US News, borders on insulting to those of us actually in the business of preventing terrorism: “Get a load of this: Likely 2004 third-party presidential hopeful Ralph Nader thinks the 9/11 terrorist attacks wouldn’t have happened if he had been president. He claims that amid all the big decisions new presidents […]

Hanging DARPA Out to Dry

On August 8, 2003, in Security, by Administrator

Charles Cooper writes about public perceptions of DARPA. With the media coverage these days, it is easy to forget the DARPA charter and the intended unconventional nature of the research it conducts. As Cooper writes: “The fact is that TIA data was supposed to focus on foreign intelligence and counterintelligence information gathered–not whether you rented […]

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