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Hacker’s Blog

January 26, 2006

Real Security – A different perspective about information security

Filed under: Personal,Security — Hacker @ 2:35 pm

Wow, one of my security heroes has a blog and it looks a whole lot better than mine.

Real Security – A different perspective about information security

This reminds me that I really need to keep in tough with people better.

Hopefully, once again, I’ll be borrowing from Jim to make myself look competent. This time for my blogs design evolution.

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December 9, 2005

My Original Site

Filed under: Personal — Hacker @ 2:39 pm

I thought I post the text of my original site that lasted for over two years…

Welcome to the homepage of Eric Hacker.

Yes, my original unchanged family surname is an aptronym.

This domain became active on Tuesday, Nov 18th 2003 and I have not had much time to create a site. It was only on a whim that I even checked to see if it had become available, as it had been taken but not used for quite some time. Now the domain is in the hands of a ‘real’ Hacker who has had no time to plan a real site.

Expect to find some information about my professional interest in information security here soon.

Yep. That’s it.

And there’s still nothing about information security here yet.

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December 8, 2005

What’s up with the knee?

Filed under: Personal — Hacker @ 11:21 pm

What’s up with the knee?

Saturday October 22nd began easy enough. I was coming off of an 80 hour work week and spending Saturday morning taking the boys to a birthday party for a 7 year old classmate at an indoor soccer field. First crisis: I learn upon arriving that the soccer match is to be parent’s versus the kids.

Clad in my best Doc Marten boots I was not exactly prepared to play soccer. But I knew that I needed to be a positive role model for my eldest son who often held back from engaging in new activities. And heck, I used to play soccer over 20 years ago. They’re just kids, how bad can it be? Such is the logic of a Dad after an exhaustive work week.

So out onto the field I lumbered. The astroturf was this soft shaggy material. It seemed innocent enough. Not even three minuets into the game, and I try a sliding steal to get the ball away from some eight year old girls, and pop, twist, crunch goes my right knee. I find out afterwards that astroturf is a leading killer of knees.

The final diagnosis from the MRI was that I tore the ACL, the MCL, bruised the bone and generally made a mess out of my knee. I had been doing my Physical Therapy and finally seeing some results. Just as I was starting to get mobile again, I had the ACL reconstruction surgery on December 5th.

This has been the highest sustained pain I have ever experienced. Yes, it was even worse than the Army. I think I’ve found the right pain killer cocktail to let me function somewhat. That is, if you think these blog posts are functional.

Peace,
Hacker

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Well, it’s about time.

Filed under: Personal — Administrator @ 12:27 pm

So, I’m recovering from knee ACL reconstruction and in a lot of pain and someone I haven’t heard from in couple of years drops me a two line email chastising me about the fact that after two years I still don’t have a web site for my new domain. Fast forward a couple of hours, still in pain, because the Tylenol #3 ain’t good enough to kill all the pain but that codeine is plenty good enough to keep me awake at 1 AM, and I get up out of bed, crutch over to my office, get uncomfortable in my chair because there is no comfortable position and start hacking. Anybody in their right mind wouldn’t be doing this, so whatever this first blog entry turns out like, remember, it’s my normally odd self pushed over the edge.

I hop on over to my “new” hosting provider, and start to get set up for bringing my final domain over. It goes smoothly, until I hit a glitch with the WordPress install. Oh well. It will probably take a few days for DNS changes to propagate anyway.

17 hours, several naps, physical therapy and other interruptions later and I think I finally got the graphics into the “annoying enough but still legible state” and this blog is ready to roll. Still a lot I have to figure out about WordPress and whatnot, but what the heck, it’ll never happen if I try to get it perfect.

So thanks Ric, please let me know next time your suffering from a major illness so I can point out how unkempt your yard looks.

Peace,
Hacker

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Like we really needed this.