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March 15, 2009


Alex Chan

love your stuff. will keep an eye on your blog.


Not to seem cheap or anything, but I suspect that if you're trying to get back into blogging that it might be a better idea to sign up for something like Wordpress' service. They offer a free, hosted version that is incredibly good at catching spam (with their akismet plugin, plus, you can go on vacation for a year and not come back with a (small?) hole in your pocket. Customization may give something to be desired though.

I can actually see an advantage in paying for an outsourced blog, in the sense of: "Hey! I'm paying for that! I should use it!" though. Which may be a good motivator for you :)

[ I was already pretty familiar with Movable Type, so going with their hosted service was the path of least resistance for me. I also particularly wanted to use blog.unixwiz.net as the hostname, and their lower-cost (or free?) version didn't allow this. For $150/year, this is something I don't have to think about very much -- Steve ]

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  • Steve Friedl is a software and network security consultant in Southern California. He has been a C and UNIX developer since 1981 and has an exceptionally broad background in this area. Some areas of expertise include:

    • C and C++ systems software development on the UNIX and Win32 platforms
    • Communications, including serial and TCP/IP based controllers
    • Enterprise internet security administration and configuration
    • Penetration tests, audits, and network reviews
    • Security forensics, reverse engineering, and tools development
    • General UNIX and Windows system/network administration
    • The Windows Printing System
    • Database software development
    • Technology problem solving and research
    • Technical writing and standup training

Unix Wiz

Stephen J. FriedlSoftware ConsultantOrange County, CA USASteve@unixwiz.net