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   In Waves

an0malous    19th Jul 2019   


I had an idea that I could assemble a sales team to get some more clients interested in my services, but that didn't turn out the way I thought it would. Seems like way too many problems cropped up all at once to be able to actually get off of that launch pad. I'll take the blame for that, however, as I didn't really plan it out as well as I should have.

I suppose I'm still trying to discover if there is a specific niche that I might be able to fill, since the industry is saturated with people who know how to do everything. One of the biggest setbacks is that hardware is becoming harder to repair…


   Why 2FA is Important

an0malous    3rd Jul 2019   

What is 2FA?

Two-factor Authentication (also called 2FA) is a method of security that introduces a second factor of authentication for account security. Normally you would just have a username and password to log into an online account, but, with 2FA, you would also have a One-time Pin (OTP) provided by an application such as Authy, or Google Authenticator. There are also hardware based 2FA "keys" that you can use which allow you to authenticate via the touch of your finger, such as Yubikey or Google Titan, that can be used as well. One of the earliest forms of 2FA, which you may already be familiar with, is one where the web application will send out…


   Set Phasers To Stun 0x03

an0malous    6th Jun 2019   


Trying to keep up with my blog entries as much as possible, but it's been rather hectic of late. Last Friday was officially my last with my old company. Now I'm starting to work on SALTWRX trying to find stuff to do. Ultimately, if I can't find anyone to help out, be it with web development or network support, I'm probably going to start hunting for bugs. I don't think it's a bad idea, and it's definitely a way to pay the bills.

I decided to take on an employee via a contract opportunity. It's more a mentorship than anything else, but I feel like it's going to also help me to improve my own skills as well. Nothing…


   Memento Mori

an0malous    16th May 2019   


One of the things that I have struggled with most is figuring out exactly how to start coding, or to start a project up. I think that is a weakness that needs to be addressed, but I think I have a solution -- and an easy one at that. How correct am I about this hunch? I've no clue, but I'm going to jump in head-first because that is what I do best.

I think the best approach may be to do exactly as I mentioned above... just get started. It's not a matter of what or how, but actually getting your hands dirty. Once you start, you basically just take off and let your creativity take over. If…


   The Rider

an0malous    12th May 2019   


I had an interesting scenario play out before me earlier today. A rather unruly looking biker pulled up to me on his motorcycle as I stood watching my kids ride their bikes around in a near desolate parking lot. He had on his jean vest, laden with patches and insignias -- or colors, as they are called. With his motor still running, he said "You know, I used to bring my daughter here to ride her bike. I just saw you with your kids down here. She's 29 now and all fucked up on drugs... you gotta keep watching them, man."

The expression on his face changed from that of happiness sharply into sorrow. Without hesitation he cranked the throttle…





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