Monday, April 18, 2005
Well, all in all, an interesting day, no hassles (except for working out where I was on the blasted map...it does help when you remember the correct building number..."That creek shouldn't be there!"). Found a nice coffee place 30 seconds from the LCA venue (out the *other* door) that filled my LCA mug for $2.80...a whole 30c better than the other place that is a lot further away.
The automatic doors are odd, simply wouldn't open for me from inside...they opened for everybody else, but not for me. Ended up using the other *other* door (that is not a typo).
During a pyFlag seminar I had an idea for my own seminar, only minor, but perhaps even a potential mod for SmoothWall.
This is Samuel's lcaLIVE, and I should be updating it more often during the day, but at the moment I don't have the facilities. I should be borrowing a laptop tommorow, which should be useful and help make this a bit more "LIVE".
SELinux is very interesting, and possibly one of the more useful things you could use, as I discovered today, and OWASP is also quite interesting...not overly applicable to me, but certainly a very good guide to securing stuff.
Ever since setting up a personal webserver I have been driven insane by the over simplicity of awstats, it is functional, but it has no real power. pyFlag on the other hand, would do a much better job of web server log analysis (or other log analysis or hdd forensics), and it prodcues pie graphs as well, which are much better for representing proprotions of totals than those bar graphs used by awstats.
Tonight I have to finish preparing my LCA seminar for tommorow.
It appears that there will not be a live video stream tommorow, however things later in the week probably will be. I guess I could try twisting somebodies arm over it, but it's not that big a deal, they are all being filmed and should be available online later in the week, and I'll have my own video of my seminar online ASAP.
Samuel Gordon-Stewart reporting for Samuel's lcaLIVE