Archive for August, 2008

Episode 64 – The Rich Is Back

Podcast August 27th, 2008

Recorded: August 19, 2008
Your Host: Keith Albright & Rich Niemeier

Show Length: 47:04

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Rich – Rules Of Thumb

Keith – Free Download a Day

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Episode 63 – DNS Mess

Podcast August 24th, 2008

Recorded: August 19, 2008
Your Host: Keith Albright and Steven Murawski
Show Length: 52:03

In this episode, Steve and I interview Steve Friedl and discuss his white paper on the DNS vulnerability. Steve explains how it works and how you can protect yourself.

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Keith – SharkBait and SharkTank

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Analyze-Packet Reloaded

Scripting August 14th, 2008

Jeffrey Hicks responded to my comments about his Analyze-Packet PowerShell script and took them as a challenge.  Well, he rose to the challenge and sent me a copy of his re-worked scripts and asked for my opinion (he’s the scripting guru, not me, but hey, I’m always willing to shoot my mouth off).

I really liked the way he modified Analyze-Packet to output an analysis object; but, since he asked for my opinion, I thought I would go through it and see what I might do differently.  The biggest thing that jumped out at me was that there were two sections of nearly identical code for name resolution, which begged to be pulled out into a function.  The only other suggestion I had was adding a switch parameter to turn off the name resolution, which can slow down the processing of the script on a large packet capture, where I’ve run into problems before.  (Actually, I had the switch parameter to turn on name resolution, but in the final product, Jeff changed it to be the reverse.  Good call.)  When I’m using other products (read Wireshark), I turn off name resolution as it removes some of the overhead and the distraction of names.

Nice work Jeff.. Check out his blog post here, as he discusses some of the changes that were needed to get both Get-Packet and Analyze-Packet to this point, as well as having the scripts available for download.

Episode 62 – Steve Knows Too Much

Podcast August 13th, 2008

Recorded: August 11, 2008
Your Host: Keith Albright and Steven Murawski
Show Length: 1:06:54

In this episode, Steve and I interview Joshua Jones and Eric Johnson, the authors of the new book “A Developer’s Guide to Data Modeling for SQL Server.” They are also fellow podcasters from the CSTechCast podcast.

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Philly Tech Guys

Geek Stuff, Philly Tech Guys, Podcast, Podcasts, Show Stuff August 4th, 2008

I had the opportunity to participate in the very first Philly Tech Guys roundtable podcast this past Saturday.  Mike Smith from the Mike Tech Show organized and produced the whole show and it was great.  Steve Cherubino from the Podnutz and Podnutz Daily podcasts rounded out the cast and we had a good time talking about independent consulting and handling issues related to being the go-to geek for family and friends.

We hope to do this monthly and Steve has setup a Philly Tech Guys site where the show will likely move.   The next Philly Tech Guys show is scheduled to record on September 6th, 2008 live at Podcamp Philly 2008.  Paul Muller from the Caffination podcast will be there as well.  The show will be streamed live on uStream.tv and I’ll post the exact time as soon as it is known.

Mike released the audio as show #199 through his podcast feed.  Take a listen here.  You can also watch the show as recorded on UStream.tv.  I’m the doofus in the red shirt with the antique laptop.

Compare Your Twitter Friends and Followers!

Scripting August 2nd, 2008

I saw a post on Twitter asking if there are any applications to check to see if there are any Twitterers who were following you, but that you were not following. So I though that this would be a good PowerShell task.The code is available here

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