Where we're at

Not one of my best pictures, but Ivan always makes me laugh as well as sweat . . .


We asked a book club to take a look at FIGHTING BLIND. They liked what they read.

The weaponized web

Schneier on Friday's attacks:
Over the past year or two, someone has been probing the defenses of the companies that run critical pieces of the Internet. These probes take the form of precisely calibrated attacks designed to determine exactly how well these companies can defend themselves, and what would be required to take them down. We don't know who is doing this, but it feels like a large nation state. China or Russia would be my first guesses.

Full entry.

Math in the Philippines . . .

U.S. aid & major grants (2012): $197,036,510
Chinese promises: $24,000,000, half of it loans.

Clearly, despots have trouble counting.

Lasagna . . . 

. . . unlike any you've ever eaten.

What would grandma think?