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Where does spy traffic go?

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

I’ve had a bit more time on my hands lately, and I’d been noticing some unusual traffic being caught by my Fortigate on ports 80 and 443 (normal Web traffic ports).  My home network is pretty locked down with rules for traffic coming in and traffic going out, so I have a pretty good sense […]

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Drug Interactions – yes, they can affect you!

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Security

Someone I know has been taking desvenlafaxine for a little while.  It’s been helpful for them so far and all is well. Recently, however, the cold that has been going around struck my associate.  They reacted, as I know they have reacted before, by taking NyQuil and Sudafed – an effective syrup of acetaminophen (for […]

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So you lost your job for being an ass? (formerly: How not to get caught…)

Crime, Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security

I originally wrote this article 30 Jan 2007, but it bears repeating in light of the mental giant who lost his job over getting on TV saying “Fuck her right in the pussy!” to a reporter. FHRITP heckling is, at best, juvenile.  It’s something I’d expect a 10-year-old to say just before getting his mouth […]

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Skype = the exact opposite of secure networking

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Rules, Security, Technology

I’m putting this up mostly so it gets archived and I can find it later, but since I’ve done the work, it may prove useful to other people. Situation: Skype doesn’t work on Squidette’s machines, but it does on Squid’s machines. Mission: Get Skype working everywhere in Squidnet. Execution: A detailed and lengthy examination of […]

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