Saturday, March 20, 2010

Red-Tailed Hawk Pale Male Bathing

After what seemed like months of rain, Manhattan was finally blessed with a gorgeous day, and I finally logged-off! I met up with some birding buddies, and we headed into Central Park to see what we could see. We came across a Red-Tailed Hawk (that we believe was Pale Male), taking a bath in a stream. I didn't get to the camera in time to tape the bath, but you can see him drying off in these video clips:

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Catching Up

2009 was a busy year, both personally and professionally. Since I can't discuss the details of my professional work, I will do my best to fill you in on the rest of what I've been up to.

In the second half of 2009, I stopped blogging so that I could spend that time contributing to a new SANS course, 565 Data Leakage Prevention. The course debuted last month in New Orleans, and will be offered again in Baltimore (June 2010). I had a great time creating a ton of PowerPoint slides and a couple of the labs used in the course. If you are at all concerned about DLP, this course is for you.

2009 was a challenging year for many families, so I ramped-up the number of machines that I refurbish for give-away. Thanks to street-finds and donations from a growing network of friends and colleagues who heard about the work that I perform, I donated about 8 PC's and laptops in 2009 to needy families (all drives were wiped to former DoD standard).

I just began planning my next project, an annual fund-raiser for our church's soup kitchen, so if you're a fan you should be getting an invitation soon.