Saturday, November 4, 2006
Man, we are buuuuusy! That's why we haven't been posting very much. I assume it's the same reason there aren't many posts on here: we are busy people. I guess that's a good thing. We lead very "productive" lives, and many of us even measure the value of our lives by the level of our productivity. Well, I am defying that thought as I sit here and write this post when I should be working on my mid-term exam. Speaking of which, let me tell you that I am currently taking a class called Security, Privacy, and Usability. It's all about how to stay safe and sane on the Internet. Well, it's more like how to keep others safe and sane. We learn about viruses, worms, phishing, hacking, encryption, passwords, identity theft, how to pick a lock, attack trees, firewalls, browser vulnerabilities, privacy law, and geese. Yes, geese; it turns out that geese make great watch"dogs." They make noise at the slightest disturbance and nothing can really quiet them -- except, perhaps, a well placed metal projectile. Gross.Well, enough boring you about my mid-term. I think I'll go start. Wish me luck!