Sunday, December 27, 2020

Favorite Guitarists?

I was asked about my favorite guitarists... and I've never really been good with names of groups, artists, actors, etc... but now we have google to help.

Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson - My friend Scott Trost introduced me to a whole new level of what is possible on Guitar

Jimmy Hendrix - Star Spangled Banner - Deconstructed and reconstructed it

Woody Guthrie - This Land is your land

Arlo Guthrie - You can get anything you want, at Alice's Reasturant

Slash / Izzy Stradlin- Guns N Roses - Welcome to the Jungle / Paradise City / November Rain

Ritchie Blackmore - Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water

Billie Gibbons / Dusty Hill - ZZ Top - La Grange

John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom

George Thorogood - Bad to the Bone

Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker

Steve Cropper - Dock of the Bay

Walter Payton - Devo - Working in a coal mine... that bass rhythm is amazing

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Advent of Code 2020 - Day 23, the Crab and the Cups from Hell


Part 1 - loop 100 times across these 10 elements... 

Me: oh.. these instructions don't make sense... eventually get it

Part 2 - loop these 1000,000 elements 10,000,000 times!

Me - ugh... question my self worth... this is going to take days to run!

Insight - oh.... rewrite code....

Runtime  0.248 Seconds!

And now THIS song is stuck in my head, for Day 23 of Advent of Code 2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

New Security Incident, New variation on this post

This time, they hacked almost every company and agency in the US.

 For the last 15 years, I keep pushing information about Multi Level Secure Systems every time another incident like this happens. The fact that we haven't been using them since the 1970s everywhere drives me nuts!

Their are Operating Systems in existence which could prevent this and almost every other breach. However, most technical people aren't even aware of the fact that they CAN exist, and actively believe the opposite.

Hopefully will have something useable for the average programmer like me, in a year or two, and I can use that as an existence proof.

Also, there are Data Diodes to help restrict what goes where.

I think we'll finally get our act together in 2025 or so, 50 years after the first Multi Level Systems were finished.