1. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

    27 November 2008

    Now that it's Thanksgiving Day and there's nothing to do until the turkey has finished roasting in the oven, I've got a chance to write about everything that's happened in the past couple of days.

    Aside from adding a thirteenth bookcase to the apartment (which actually contains the bulk of our DVD collection) last Saturday brought with it an afternoon with the Mad Scientist Coffee Klatsch while Lyssa stayed home to relax. I spent the afternoon with Hasufin, Mika, and Jason trading doomsday scenarios that ran the gamut of elegance, subtlty, and destructive potential, an activity which I'm surprised didn't …

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  2. "Don't bury me! I'm not dead!" (take two)

    22 November 2008

    For unknown reasons, I just lost the previous draft of this post, and so have had to start over. That includes a number of edits that made the text more coherent to read. Please bear wth me.

    The reason I haven't been writing much lately is because what little time I have that isn't taken up by work has been spent running hither and yon, having what are popularly termed 'wacky adventures'. Things haven't slowed down much for Lyssa and I since we got married; in fact it's rare that we have an evening at home to ourselves that isn't …

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  3. Honeymoon's over.

    17 November 2008

    Lyssa and I are back in DC after a lovely weekend honeymoon in the mountains of southern Virginia, courtesy of my cow-orkers.

    I'll get around to posting the pictures I'd taken, reviews of restaurants, and what all happened up there later this week. It's going to be a busy week and I don't knnow when I'll have time to write. Hopefully, later this week I'll hammer out a few thousand words.

    Enjoy the oncoming winter weather in your area, and good night.

    Oh, and be careful, everyone. Winter is coming, after all.

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  4. WPA/TKIP partially broken?

    06 November 2008

    Just when you thought it was safe to raise an antenna and go wireless again, along comes another attack to make you think twice. A pair of security researchers, Erik Tews and Martin Beck, will present a new attack against WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) at the PacSec conference next week. If you're not up on wireless network technologies, WPA is the system developed to secure wireless network traffic after WEP was found to be too insecure. The basic purpose of WPA is to encrypt all data traffic between a wireless client and an access point (modulo the control packets, of …

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  5. The Sisters of Mercy return to DC.

    06 November 2008

    As if there wasn't enough going on right now, last night Lyssa and I had tickets to see The Sisters of Mercy once again at the 9:30 Club in downtown DC. Because Lyssa had to work on-site yesterday, however, the timing of things got a little messed up... I got home in plenty of time to clean up and change; Jason arrived around 1730 EST5EDT, maybe a half hour or so before Lyssa got back. There was a bit of excitement involving a phone call from Lyssa, a mad dash out the front door to let her in while …

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