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Comment: Re:About Time The Market Got Hot (Score 1) 143

by creimer (#47955613) Attached to: Harvard's CompSci Intro Course Boasts Record-Breaking Enrollment
I graduated from the eighth grade, skipped high school and got my A.A. in General Education in 1994. I became a software tester by accident when my roommate's company was hiring for a level-entry position in 1997. I went back to school in 2002 to get an A.S. in Computer Programming, which I finished in 2007 after taking classes on part-time basis and working 40 hours a week. Since this was a career transition, my second associate degree was paid for by Uncle Sam with a $3,000 USD tax credit.

Comment: Re:About Time The Market Got Hot (Score 1) 143

by creimer (#47955571) Attached to: Harvard's CompSci Intro Course Boasts Record-Breaking Enrollment

When I was a grad student, part of my job was running the security lab. I could reimage the entire lab(about 75 machines) in less than 15 minutes.

Lab computers with NO USER DATA can be reimaged in 15 minutes. I have imaged 3,000+ brand new computers for various PC refresh projects, but transferring gigabytes of USER DATA between computers still take time. Users tend to get upset if their data goes missing.

You are incompetent and inept, which is what people with multiple AA degrees are.

So says the Anonymous Coward with lab experience and no real world experience.

At least get an AS degree if you are going to stay in the kiddie pool.

I have an A.A. degree in General Education (1994) and a A.S. in Computer Programming (2007). You can only have one A.A. degree but multiple A.S. degrees from the community college system. As for my A.S. degree, I made the president's list for maintaining a 4.0 GPA while working 40 hours a week as a technician and taking classes part-time for five years.

Comment: Re:I worked in bars (Score 1) 48

by swb (#47953029) Attached to: SteadyServ Helps Keep the Draft Beer Flowing (Video)

For some reason, I would have expected some kind of automatic valve system that would allow multiple kegs to be connected at once, switching over to the next keg when one went empty.

There are a lot of high-volume bars with few taps, I can't imagine the nuisance of constantly switching over to new individual kegs.

Comment: Re:Linux, cryptography, HTML and JavaScript. (Score 1) 143

by creimer (#47951947) Attached to: Harvard's CompSci Intro Course Boasts Record-Breaking Enrollment

You showed that you have no clue about programming, computer and network security or how computers actually work and you rip on someone else that is more intelligent and educated than you?

When I worked at Google in 2008, I had to demonstrate to a software engineer how to turn on his computer because his intelligence and education never prepared him for the real world. Most software engineers are really clueless when it comes to working with hardware.

You should go get another AA to boost your cred.

I'm working on the CompTIA Security+ certification for my government job as a security support specialist. After that I'll get my ITIL Foundation certification since I'm working for an ITIL organization. The next step after that is the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and the CCNA Security certifications. Just because I have two associate degrees doesn't mean that my education is over.

Comment: Re:PLEASE! (Score 2) 236

by creimer (#47950335) Attached to: Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

I wasn't aware that I had a problem until my Joomla and Wordpress websites became unstable several months ago. The webhosting company claimed that the problem wasn't on their end. So I had to investigate what was going on. Low and behold, I found log files with all the failed login attempts. The various security hardening guides recommended changing the name of the default admin accounts and using strong passwords. That alone reduced the number of attacks by half since the hackers will have to guess both the admin account name and the password.

Comment: Change Jobs Often (Score 1) 251

by creimer (#47949573) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?
I had a recent job interview where I bumped into an old coworker from nine years ago. We compared notes. He still has the same job and makes the same amount of money from nine years ago. Since Fortune 500 companies have this unfortunate habit of laying me off every so often, I've worked multiple jobs and make 80% more money. All those new people and company cultures had broaden my horizons -- and fatten my wallet.

Comment: Re:PLEASE! (Score 2) 236

by creimer (#47948093) Attached to: Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet
I second this motion! My websites had 200,000+ attacks in the past year. Most were brute force effort to guess the passwords for the admin accounts. I spent a week going through the log files, removing extra and/or suspicious files, renaming the default admin accounts, using stronger passwords, and setting up special .htaccess files. PITA!

New crypt. See /usr/news/crypt.

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