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The Lady of Shalott

I started this project when I was 19. I remember sitting on the lawn at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and starting that first stitch up in the top left corner in DMC 420. The Lady of Shalott is a Teresa Wentzler pattern that came out in the late 1990s, and I’ve now finally finished it at the age of…

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PKI — public key infrastructure, explained

(originally posted https://tisiphone.net/2018/03/07/the-infosec-amnesty-qa/ with thanks to Lesley “Hacks4Pancakes” Carhart) Here’s why I know about this My tech journey started in academia, where I spent my time writing math in Java. As I transitioned more and more to tech, I ended up as the de facto PKI manager for several projects. I handled certificate management while I was at Microsoft Game…

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How much should startups spend on information security

When you have little to no budget, how do you start spending on information security in a startup to protect customer data and operations? I was asked to comment on this via email by Zack Whittaker for a story he was doing on TechCrunch, and in responding, I found myself getting writer-mad, so I knew I had something to say. Here’s his original…

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An update to the bash script that takes a parameter:

#!/bin/bash book=$1 [[ -z $book ]] && { echo “No argument supplied, exiting!”; exit 1; } [[ ! -e $book ]] && { echo “Can’t find a file with the name $book, exiting”; exit 1; } title=${book%.*} bookcounter=0 linecounter=0 sed -i ‘s/\r$//’ “$book” while read line do ((linecounter+=1)) if [[ $linecounter -gt 300 && -z “$line” || -z “$output_file” ]];…

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