I want to give some insight on what I plan on doing with this blog. First, I plan on writing about current events in security, like the AOL / Goodmail issue that my last entry discussed. Second, I plan on giving some practical advice about security. I will probably be learning as much from you and your comments as you do from my posts. That is what I want – a place of learning and mutual respect.
Having said that, I will lay down some ground rules:
- No trolling. When I discover a troll, I will post-haste kill the comment. For now, comments are open to all, but I will enforce registration if things become unbearable.
- No cursing or flaming. I can’t stand rudeness. It makes my skin crawl and my temper boil, so have respect.
- If a comment is blatantly false or just plain stupid, I do reserve the right to point the fact out in no uncertain terms. Hard truth is not the same as rudeness. There is often a fine line, but they are not the same.
- I also respect the right of commentors to tell me when I am full of crap. I am human, so I can’t say I will always get things right. If I post something stupid, let me know.
- This is an information security forum, not a debate engine on religion or politics. If you don’t like a politician, that is your right. But if a law directly or indirectly affects infosec, we will discuss the merits of the legislation, not the sexual preference of the legislator or the cult to which he/she belongs. That is not relevant as far as I am concerned. If you think it may be relevant, then let me know in a comment, but I doubt I will agree, and that is as far as it will go.
- This is my little kingdom. I don’t control much, but by golly, this one is mine. I set the rules. If you don’t like ‘em, let me know. But be prepared for rejection. I’m not close-minded; I’m just sure that these rules are right.
- I reserve the right to add or delete rules.
OK, that’s my soap-box rant. I look forward to people coming in and smacking my opinions around.