Twitter Feed

I’ve been doing this Twitter thing for a while now – I really like it, folks can get a feel for what you’re up to each day. If you’re interested, you can see what I’m up to by clicking ‘Follow’ at


My Daughter will never be a Spy

My kids are desperate for pets; my six-year old son wants a dog (note, a dog, not a puppy!) and my 4-year old daughter wants a cat. The worse part is my wife keeps egging the kids on, and says she’ll get the a pet when I’m next out of town. Tonite I told my…


New Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Available

The latest Security Intelligence Report is now available. To quote the Web page: The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) provides an in-depth perspective on the changing threat landscape including software vulnerability disclosures and exploits, malicious software (malware), and potentially unwanted software. Each individual report focuses on data and trends observed in either the first or…


Privacy Tip o’ the Day

I’m stunned at how much private data the average citizen will divulge. I was buying some stuff yesterday, and the clerk at the checkout asked the customer in front of me for her phone #, which she was quite happy to give. Next, I was signing up for gym membership, and the guy in front…


My Last Day in Redmond

Well, today is my last day in Redmond. It’s pretty sad, but I’m really looking forward to being in Austin. It’s been a long stretch selling the house, buying a house, dealing with builders (if you’re considering building, let me know, and I’ll give you some tips.) And then there’s mortgage companies and movers and packers…


Give me strength: My kids have discovered Pokemon

It’s official. I’m old. I have no freakin’ clue what my kids are talking about. They love Pokemon, and they spend ages together (which is cool) talking about this stuff. My son can recite the relationship between each and every Pokeman; what they do, what their strengths and weaknesses are and their heritage. What a…


From the Mouths of Babes

A few weeks ago someone in my group suggested I blog about more than security. I asked, “Why?” He said, “So people will realize you’re not a droid!” So here is my first post that has nothing to do with security, it’s about parenting. More to the point, it’s “write things down your kids say,…