Friday, December 28, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018


When the uber-paranoid nerd in the room that's paid to spend all their days worrying about the unknown security "what-if" -- isn't concerned about whatever random "oh-my-god" thing you're ranting about after seeing it on some random click-bait website. . .

. . . well, that should probably say a certain something about how much of an actual threat that new thing you saw really is.

More so if that same nerd, without missing a beat, can list off five (5) reasons to show why the potential issue is mitigated or otherwise doesn't apply to your real world.

Same goes if the nerd walks into the room trying to convince you the world could come crashing down at any moment because of whatever issue has their attention, despite it not having yours. . .

Tuesday, December 18, 2018


If I ever told a client "Feel the security, don't just go by meaningless risk assessments" to determine where they should prioritize/develop controls to protect their environments from threats and bad guys -- and then closed it out with "Good Luck!". . .

I can't imagine a situation where I would ever be allowed in the room again. . .

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


For the last several weeks I've been reading and hearing fingerpointing about the talking point of the moment about how the (insert other side here) is uncivil and is inciting violence and whatever.

And then they cite various cherry-picked examples to validate their perspective -- stealing and/or burning of political signs, shooting of Senator Giffords and Representative Scalise, Charlottesville killing of a protestor (and the torchlit 'protest' the night before' by white nationalists), the Anfta crap, interviews given by various current and previous political figures on both sides, comments made in current political rallies, ongoing declaration that the press the 'enemy of the state', and maintaining that one's political opponents are 'evil' and must be stopped --- and of course all the bomb stuff today

(And what I'm sure is 1000's of other examples of stupidity that are easily found with a simple 5-sec google search)

But it's simply bulls*it. Everybody's angry -- and it's absolutely ludicrous to claim that *only* those with whom one disagrees somehow has the monopoly on extreme idiots. That's not how the world works

And with so many people trying to gaslight their base to take advantage of it -- ignoring how there's always going to be a .001% of the audience who is too unstable to separate bs self-serving rhetoric from their own sad reality -- shouldn't be any real surprise whatsoever that things are getting out of hand.

Everybody needs to calm the f*ck down and start having adult conversations before this crap spirals even further out of control.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018


Just because you choose to believe a random facebook post for no other reason other than how it aligns with your personal political beliefs and fears -- over contradictory facts with actual validatable sources. . .

. . . Doesn't remotely mean those facts are fake. It just means you are making a personal choice to believe what you want.

Facts matter. Even if you choose to put your hands up to your ears and go "la la la la la" when you hear them

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


The number of people who have told me lately either:

"Yea, I know you're telling me this political talking point meme is false and can prove it through multiple easily validatable sources -- but. . ."

1) ". . . I think/feel/believe it's actually true so it doesn't matter what you or your validatable sources are saying. . ."

-- or --

2) ". . . It doesn't matter that it's not true because I believe (insert loosely related complaint). . ."

. . . is all very deeply disturbing.

Facts matter. Doesn't matter what side of any political argument from which you happen to be screaming. Facts matter.

And when you willfully choose to throw crap instead of speaking with authentic truth -- you just as willfully choose to devalue both your passionate position and your personal credibility to speak on its behalf.

Sunday, February 18, 2018


If you still choose to believe some random facebook meme EVEN after being presented with a clear and logical counterpoint explanation that's backed by multiple sources which can be identified with 5 seconds of simple google searching (presenting additional source results which themselves can be just as well and easily validated). . .

. . .You don't want to know about whatever topic you're complaining about. You're just angry for the sake of being angry.

And you need to accept some personal responsibility for your own emotions and personal political bias.

Be better than that. It matters not what side of the topic you happen to choose to position yourself. Nothing will get done unless people choose to have intelligent conversations to identify what is true, and discarding what is not as the bs distractions they are intended to be.

Thursday, January 4, 2018


The kid likes the theme from Psych

</happy dad>