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 read more

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 read more

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 read more

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 read more

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 read more