Monday, October 31, 2011

Oracle Solaris 10 Encryption Kit has moved

The Oracle Solaris 10 Encryption Kit has moved from the Sun Download Center to the Oracle Technical Network. This package is only for older Solaris 10 systems, prior to release Solaris 10 09/07 (aka Update 4). All newer versions of Oracle Solaris have the larger key sizes installed on the system by default.

This post syndicated from Thoughts on security, beer, theater and biking!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Levi's Gran Fondo Wrap Up

Mark and our friends were fortunate enough to have spots in the Levi Leipheimer Gran Fondo earlier this month.


For you non-cyclists out there, that means they got a spot in the 100 mile, very hilly, bicycle route.  Due to my injury last year, I didn't sign up. So, I could sit at the festival all day while I waited for Mark and the gang... or be useful. This year, I chose to be useful.


I volunteered at the Ocean Song water station, where we provided water, electrolytes, and toilets to very tired riders who were 80 miles into their ride and had just completed a nasty climb. (except those on the Medi-fondo route, who were 43 miles in... but had also just completed that same nasty climb!)


This woman just amazed me - she had pedaled up that hill on a cruiser, complete in her custom made cycling outfit - with the Fondo embroidered on it!

Best of all, I got to meet Levi himself (again). He is just the nicest guy you'll ever meet, always willing to pose for a picture.

Me and Levi!

Mark and Rod made it to the rest stop eventually:


And, finally, we ran into Levi again at the festival. Super nice guy that he is, he posed for another picture, this time with Mark.

Mark and Levi

Friday, October 28, 2011

Are you Going to Grace Hopper?

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is less than two weeks away!
Do you have a blog? Are you planning on taking notes of the sessions you attend on your laptop? Please consider sharing your blog entries and notes on the Grace Hopper wiki. For more details, please see Charna's latest post, and sign up for the sessions you're planning to attend.

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is less than two weeks away! Are you ready? I'm not, but I'm getting there.