massyn The AWS Security guy

Password policies

Almost every company on the face of the planet have them… Password policies. They describe how long and complex they need to be, how often you need to change them, much to the dismay of of your users. Let’s talk about passwords. In this article we will only cover the authentication side of the security model. Something you know A password i... Read more

We don't need Wordpress

Introduction Wordpress has been the defacto blogging and content management system for many websites. It is claimed to be running on around 455 million websites globally, well over 30% of all websites globally. Wordpress is a big deal. There’s a huge amount of plugins available that can turn the site into anything imaginable. My own website h... Read more

Bayesian Average

The Bayesian Average is a mathematical formula that is used to derive average in a data set when the data set may be small. Typically you’ll see the bayesian average used on sites like Yelp. Let’s assume for a moment, there are a number of restaurants, with various ratings across the board. Each of them is shown a rating from 1 to 5 stars. A... Read more

Recording with the Rode Podcaster on Linux

To record on the Rode Podcaster from Linux, simply follow these steps : Possibly Update Firmware If your Podcaster has a serial number less than 7730, then you need to apply Rode’s “Vista” Firmware Update using Windows. Update 2021.11.14 - the download link is no longer valid - a newer file is available here. Plug the device in Once the micro... Read more