Why Hire Brendan?

I mean, it’s a legitimate question. There are plenty of engineers on the market these days; while we don’t have any trouble finding work, there are plenty of good engineers around if you know how to look. So why should someone hire me in particular?

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Floating Like a Cloud!

At extraordinarily long last, for those of you who’ve heard me talking about this for a month or two, I’ve completed the migration of my homesite away from the venerable Linode and over to this thing oddly known as “the cloud.”

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What I'm Reading These Days

At the UWC this last weekend, I had several people ask me what blogs I read. Since I subscribe to more than 90 Atom feeds, that’s… kind of a long list. So I thought I’d just export the whole group– both security things and not, amusement and serious, webcomics, etc.– and let people see what they want. I’ve done some basic categorization so that people can quickly pick what they’re interested in, but in general, they’re all good (or at least, interesting).

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Good Times At the UWC

Haven’t posted in a while, and unfortunately, this won’t be a long one. I did, however, want to say that I had an incredibly great time at the UWC-USA for their symposium on social networking. I was giving a presentation entitled “Run Away: A Fair and Balanced Look at Privacy in the Age of Location-Based Social Networking,” comprising some parts of my Mnikr research, some new things from SimpleGeo, and some basics of how privacy works these days. I took video, which worked nicely, except YouTube appears to have eaten the audio sync somehow. (It’s really fine, as there’s no good reason to watch me anyway.) I’ve also embedded the slides below.

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