A new security flaw in Vista’s kernel was discovered this week. This is the kind of thing that has made Vista very unpopular. However, while there are significant issues with the current version of Windows, the rest of the computing-world isn’t off the hook, either. A security issue involving OpenSSL on Debian and Ubuntu has been discovered which leaves a huge number of users open to attack. The full story is a much better read than I could give in a summary. It’s interesting, to say the least, that when security-issues of equal magnitude don’t get the same amount of press because of the stigma attached to one vendor over another.
Finally got myself one of those “job” type of things at this place. I’m currently supporting an internal Windows Server 2008 Active Directory network, along with a series of servers hosting everything from games to development environments. I’m working full-time and I’ve been promised that I can still take classes, creatively juggling my hours here and there for the mid-day sessions.
I’ll be working primarily with Windows Server 2008 on the internal network, along with Exchange 2007 and mostly XP/Vista clients. I’ll also be doing some extensive work with virtualization, using VMware’s ESX server to host Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Windows Server 2008 virtual machines for an online game environment. We’ll be looking at lots of things in the upcoming year, such as getting new network equipment (Cisco) and upgrading our own internal IT servers, as well as playing with MySQL and PostgreSQL databases for various (nefarious) purposes. There’s going to be a lot of fun right off the bat, lots of work to do for an upcoming project, but that’s the nature of the beast.
Yay, I finally have a job! Crap, I have to go to work again. . .
So, as the whole world keeps their eyes on the election numbers, I’ve been noticing some funny things around the ‘net today.
The first is Karl Rove. While not only looking like a giant, mutant baby, he also had some interesting predictions about the election. I suppose it’s an inevitable conclusion at his point, no matter which side of the fence you fall on.
And speaking of those who like to straddle (the fence), this latest parody of Sarah Palin did make me laugh quite a bit and I think those of you over 18 may enjoy it as well. (DEFINITELY NOT SAFE FOR WORK)
On the subject of sex-appeal, I thought this article was very interesting. I wonder if the “change of standards” was because of the vacation the student was on, being out of her normal element. . . and for that matter, does the same go for the carpainter, being out of his home and around strangers?