Author Archives: Lorin

How Changing Your Password Sucks

On The True Cost of Expiring Passwords — From “Archon”, a commenter on Bruce Schneier‘s 08/05/2016 blog article “Frequent Password Changes Is a Bad Security Idea” (https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2016/08/frequent_passwo.html) — “I work at a company that recently dropped its passwords from 90 … Continue reading

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“Intro to Ruby” Saturday Seminar, December 6th 2014

I’m pleased to announce that the Software Freedom School (SFS), supported in partnership by the PARSEC Group (full disclosure: my employer), has asked me to lead another full-day Introduction to Ruby seminar, this one on Saturday, December 6th 2014.  To … Continue reading

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Portfolio

Intro… I get asked to provide samples of my writing products, either my technical and business output or, especially now that I’m making forays into science fiction, my “other stuff.”  I post articles about a variety of things here on … Continue reading

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Answered: a GNU/Linux command options syntax question

My answer to another Quora.com question, this time about GNU/Linux command-line options syntax: “Is a negative sign ‘-‘ used within Linux commands to enable or disable options?”

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Answered: “How long will it be until we run out of notes for classical music?”

Earlier this evening, I enjoyed preparing an answer to the Quora.com question “How long will it be until we run out of combinations of notes for a classical music composition?” Back-of-the-envelope calculations can be interesting and fun, and you don’t … Continue reading

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Introducing “The Ben and Kaèly Chronicles” (with free sample)

Over the past year, I’ve started writing science fiction, spurred by the encouragement and friendship of a small community of Colorado-based pro authors. I’ve already got a couple of sci-fi works in-progress, one a solo effort of sort-of warm-up etudes, … Continue reading

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Recovering Linux – 6

This is the sixth installment of a series of posts to document “How I recovered my Linux systems…”  See the first post and second post for the preliminaries, the third post for diagnostics and disassembly, the fourth post for reassembly and hardware checkout, and the fifth post which … Continue reading

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