Say Hello (Again) to Beau!

Say Hello (Again) to Beau!

As I was doing research for this week’s Spirit column, I searched my database for the term “self reliance” and low and behold, look what popped up. Six years ago, almost to the day. Yes, it was a column commemorating the birth of my son, but holy cow do I agree with the premise and […]

Just Ignore the Class War

Just Ignore the Class War

The recent shooting of Tony Robinson here in Madison hit close to home, literally. I live less than six miles from Williamson Street where the incident took place; my wife’s parents, less than three. I’ve been over to that side of town many, many times: to go shopping at the co-op, to eat dinner at […]

That Will Cost You

That Will Cost You

Growing up, I knew a girl who got $20 a week for her allowance. She also got $10 per A on her report card. That was a lot of money back then. I’d get a $20 bill for an entire Friday night babysitting three kids. Heck, I can still stretch $20 pretty far. We don’t […]

A Week of Security Onion

A Week of Security Onion

The first indication of a problem occurred at 8:27 a.m. My shift partner, Sarah, and I had just arrived at our stations when the IDS alert popped up on the SGUIL dashboard. SNORT detected network traffic that indicated the possible existence of a JAVA exploit on the network. A few seconds later, another alert indicated […]

Not So Funny Meow, Is It?

Not So Funny Meow, Is It?

I feel like something needs to be addressed. It’s the ever-presence of cats. They’re everywhere! Cats in the street, cats in the window, cats in my yard making my dogs attack the blinds. It’s a cat-tastrophy! Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Now, I’m not one to tell anyone not to have a pet. But can we […]