Welcome to the “suptweet” blog – inspired by the “need for feed” (this intro constantly updated) – June 7. Just out is a report on who we REALLY have to watch out for in terms of internet security and cybercrime…and it’s not China. A briefing. Read it here. Richard Bejtlich, Chief Security Officer, Mandiant and Emilian Papadopoulos, Chief of Staff, Good Harbor roll it out. More of my contributions to China Daily Mail.
*freebie* Many of my blog’s visitors read my advice and walk-throughs on installing a working Joomla locally on their Mac’s Apache server with MAMP. (coming soon Drupal! and a small local PHP/MySQL example input/output DB) They also take away my free pushpin images to make the web a more beautiful space.
*freebie* Plus and new, my coding how-to for taming the wild herds of #’s in your Twitter search/feed widget . Free code, free experience. “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want”
My mission is to share insight and to discuss the latest developments in Internet technology. Right up there is Apple’s iService (cloud powered stores, technologies, etc.) graphic status page. Is iTunes Store down? how’s iChat doin’?
List of recent activities:
- Exploring Saylor.org‘s free university courses joining the surge to learn…more.
- My contributions (list and links) at China Daily Mail
Anyway, it’s important that citizens hear about the [messy] exploding networked world in plain, interesting—or even sarcastic, English (American variant). Big data can overwhelm comprehension in fact or shall we say, sometimes by intent. Winnowing it for friends and cohorts is important. An informed voter is way better than a blindly angry and uninformed one, if less predictable.
For the paranoid, refresh the fear with my mega-super-tweet on drones here and read about the craziness around the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act as heard from Senator Wyden (update: this was recently passed into law).
at the CATO Institute. Be warned, you will have to chew up and devour your screen after reading. And you never heard this from me.
There’s such a level of happenings around here I have tentatively launched another blog, MediaSeenToo for fun and media news and a getting around in DC page with Metro/Weather/Maps. Also helping the peeps at MoveOnDC with their site and social networking.
Please follow me here as I produce articles that leverage a local’s access to some great resources and speakers local to the nation’s capitol city. I take my own photographs. I especially want to express gratitude to organizations like The Atlantic, The Brookings Institute, Ogilvy Public Relations, The Hudson Institute, The Palestine Center, George Mason University, American University, Georgetown University, CodePink, American Enterprise Institute, DC Linktank, CATO Instititute, The Newseum, The Stimson Center, The U.S.-Indonesian Society, The Middle East Institute, SAIS/Johns Hopkins/Nitze, The Library of Congress, China Daily Mail, The Atlantic Council, Busboys and Poets, Institute of World Politics, The Kissinger Institute, The McCain Institute, The Center For National Policy, Resources for the Future, Revenue Watch Institute, World Affairs Council (DC), Nextgov.com, and the U.S. Congress peanut gallery facility for being open and welcoming me in to many great events. And of course my wife who is downstairs texting me to get down there and make coffee.
I have completed a local install of both Joomla 1.5 and 2.5.2., 2.5.3 and the JCE editor. Running on my MacBook (OS X 10.6.8) under the Apache server using MAMP. Very cool. I have a very large site to migrate to Joomla this summer and I am studying. I am also installing a local Drupal that is not ready for prime time yet.
Today (July 25, 2012) my opinion letter to the Washington Post about the loopy craziness of another “blame it on Obama” diatribe was published. Joy.
- Joomla Security and Vulnerability Scanning (resources.infosecinstitute.com)
- HOW TO: Change the default 80 port of Apache Server when port 80 is busy with other application (howmenet.wordpress.com)
- Joomla Explained Will Become a Series (ostraining.com)
- Setting Up PHP (The Right Way*) on OS X (chrismcleod.me)
- MAMP, Xdebug, PEAR and a Few Other Acronyms (luke.gedeon.name)
- Iran-based hackers traced to cyber attack on US company (en.trend.az)
- Global Internet Stats here 2005-2013 at Suptweet (suptweetblog.net)
- Survey shows 70% of Americans think global warming should be a priority, but… (treehugger.com)
- Practical Tips to Improve Network Security with What You Already Have: Part 1 of 2 (algosec.com)
- How Chinese hackers steal U.S. secrets (cbsnews.com)