As I sit at my computer on this cold Vermont day, looking at the frost slowly melted by the Sun’s first rays, I began to think back over this long hiatus of not blogging, and how I had returned from Iceland safely, traveled to Canada to camp to lead a 10th grade school trip and made a number of weekend get-a-ways, from Montreal to New York to see Phantom of the Opera, to Seneca Lake for some lakeside fun.
Travels aside, I have been keeping busy, after returning from Iceland, I started working as a Research Engineer for a small cyber-security company which has kept be busy with hard challenges and learning almost constantly. I have also been working to finish my Masters degree from Clarkson, taking two classes this semester: COSI and an Independent Study with Tino about Darknets and their detection. For my COSI project, I’m working on creating a custom Ubuntu distribution that is more security-aware than the vanilla install (more on that later). I have also been getting into mountain biking since the purchase of my Gary Fisher, tearing up single track trails and biking through puddles and mud. Chelsea and I attempted to run the Quebec City marathon, but in the almost 90F weather, we decided after 20 miles to try again when it is cooler. While that was certainly a disappointment, 20 miles is still an accomplishment to be proud of, and it makes the marathon distance far less daunting.
Hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather and getting outside on these nice fall days,
Peace and chow,