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Roles vs Groups, What’s the Diff

February 26, 2014

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Have you ever wonder what the actual difference is between a security role and a security group? Superficially, they look the same. And operating systems such as Windows can conflate the two.  A good start for understanding the differences is Dr. Ravi Sandhu’s paper on the matter [1]. If you are too lazy to open […]

XP, Please Don’t Leave Me!!!!

August 25, 2013

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When its EOL arrives, XP will mark the end of a glorious era.

Bash Hack Var Dump Galore

August 22, 2013

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A quick-n-dirty way to dump your shell scripts vars on demand.

Design by Contract, by Example

November 19, 2012

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Richard Mitchell and Jim McKim book on DbC is a true life-changing software development book (for those who care about software quality, that is)

My First Experience with Coursera

September 13, 2012

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Coursera courses are extremely rewarding, but it requires discipline to truly learn the material.

Metrics Done Wrong

June 28, 2012

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There is nothing wrong with metrics and/or gauging individual performance... if it is done for the right reasons.

The Hack/Obscenity Lemma

June 28, 2012

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As it turns out, the utter crappiness of a hack is a quasi-mathematical function of its progenitor.