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Comment: Re:You may not have noticed... (Score 1) 389 389

Which is funny, because the last install of OS X I did (10.6.7, I think) didn't have it's firewall turned on out-of-box. If you connect your machine -- doesn't matter the OS -- without some form of hardware or software firewall to the internet, you're asking for trouble.

Comment: White Boxes on FC1. I rest my case. (Score 1) 389 389

Seriously, if you knew how many websites were running on un-patched Fedora Core 1 installs you'd shit your pants. And the thing is, they don't usually make the news because the 'sysadmins' (often web developers who know just enough to be dangerous) have no idea their boxen have been rooted.

Comment: This. (Score 1) 268 268

Seriously. I can't stand the thought of someone else having every password I use for everything. I use a system to generate passwords in a semi-hard-to-predict fashion for services I don't really care about, and have a number of 'strong' passwords for things that are important. Those passwords (and the information on where to use them) gets stored in a TrueCrypt container that I periodically update and sync with my VPS and my Dropbox. The TrueCrypt volume key isn't recorded anywhere - it's in my head, which is the safest place for it (because, seriously, if someone is actually going to go to the effort of torturing me to get my passwords, they're going to be in for a big let down).

Comment: Re:Lunchbreaks (Score 1) 475 475

I work for a non-profit that does, among other things, employment counselling. As such, most of our staff members are extroverts and very touchy-feely (which is good in their positions). However, as the lone IT person and an introvert, I'm not a big fan of team building activities and what some have described as 'emotional circle-jerks'. I'm a fairly humble person, and get easily embarrassed at employee recognition events, and as such tend to stay away from them. I'm quite happy to do my job and interact with the rest of the staff as I choose - I'm very fortunate that our management doesn't require attendance in most of these activities.

So when it comes to lunches, I tend to do the same. I'll often just eat at my desk as I work, or maybe go out for lunch with my wife or a friend with our schedules happen to line up. If I'm feeling more social than usual, I might take lunch with other staff members, but those days are few and far between.

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