The SysOp's Blog

Started 2019-07-17 22:03

Greetings! I am the "SysOp" of this website, a title bestowed upon those who operated the BBSes of yesteryear. I plan to capture the adventuring and sharing spirit of those dial-up systems within this site and add on a slew of modern conveniences for us digital pioneers.

Within this blog I'll document my trials, adventures and progress in building the site. Actually this will be the first DIY project to be discussed within this site. Unfortunately for the time being its going to be an awfully one-sided discussion.

To that end as soon as I had the machinery in place I started writing blog entries, going back to the beginning and hitting the highlights of my progress. With the software I've written it should be fairly easy to keep updating this as I progress.

Stay tuned...

Posts in category ‘Cyber Security’.

Taking Time to Guard the Borders

2021-04-24 10:17:37 Posted in: SysOp, Cyber Security; 0 comments

I was in the midst of building up a better OOP approach to pages when I felt an overwhelming need to check traffic in and out of my home-office network. These past few months has proven that the enemy is not just cyber-criminals, but also big-tech companies. But the scope of concern is still greater! Even Open Source software (Chromium, Thunderbird, Firefox, apps packaged with Chromium, ...) make requests across the Internet I never asked them to make. So what's up with them? What are they saying? Who are they contacting? Is there some software on my network I'm not aware of? Are there more things I should be blocking?

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