Currently Playing: Psycho Bitch From Hell
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2. New Thought (97%)
3. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (95%)
4. Scientology (91%)
5. Taoism (91%)
6. Hinduism (90%)
7. Theravada Buddhism (88%)
8. Unitarian Universalism (78%)
9. Liberal Quakers (74%)
10. Neo-Pagan (73%)
11. New Age (72%)
12. Sikhism (68%)
13. Mainline – Liberal Christian Protestants (66%)
14. Reform Judaism (62%)
15. Jainism (60%)
16. Bahá’í Faith (53%)
27. Jehovah’s Witness (14%)
Currently Reading: Hackers Beware: The Ultimate Guide to Network Security
So I’m leaving town in a couple weeks for a week to get some training in San Diego. Someone suggested I get one of these for ms. xerox while I’m gone.
Oh. The most exciting thing I’ve done so far this week! I upgraded my forum software to a new version, with lots of new goodies! I administer an online community, started from an online game called counter-strike, but expanded to a lot more. Check out the new digs: Evil Geniuses for a Better Tomorrow.
I’ve reorganized my desk over the past week. It’s much nicer to work and play at now. Now I need to find some work that I can do from it.
Speaking of which, this is a good question for the group.
I want to start a consulting business, for a lot of reasons. First, I want to take all the blame for my failures, and all the credit for my accomplishments. I don’t want to bust my ass busily making money for someone else. I want to be in control of my own income; do more work when I need to, do less when I can afford to.
I think that I can be successful at consulting for a number of reasons also – every solution to a problem that I’ve come up with in my professional life has surpassed the expectations of both management and my peers. All of my extraordinarily successful projects has been something I initiated myself; I do much better under my own supervision and volition that that of others. I have a team of people ready and willing to do the work, and our skills span the entirety of information technology and security.
I have done Sales before. If you give me a name, a phone number, and a reference, I’ll call a blind man and sell him a lifetime subscription to penthouse. My problem is, I have no idea how to generate a lead. I can’t sit down at a table and figure out who my prospective customers are, nor can I develop a strategy to get into communication with them.
I have an incredible base of skill to tap into, including my own, and all the professionalism required to solve just about any relevant problem a customer has, but I just can’t find the damn customers.
Playing with snort, trying to figure out $ so I can go to DefCon, getting stoked over going to more training Aug 11-15.
I sent in a supplemental questionnaire for a position in Irvine this morning. I wonder if they’ll pay me enough to come down there every week and come home every weekend. I really need the money, but that would be a royal pain.
Ok, time to figure out nessus so I can run it against snort and see if snort works. ;]
Currently Reading: The Brothers Majere (Dragonlance: Preludes, Book 3)