As we near the end of the year, I felt I would give a little background on this blog, and myself. All you OSINT fans get your paper and scorecards ready.
I’ve been working in the IT field professionally for 20+ years now. I started programming computers back on an Atari 400, so I’ve been around the block a few times. This blog came about when I was trying to be an independent consultant between full time jobs. That time was rather dark for me, as my prior employer had forced me to resign and then fought unemployment. There were threats, and I had a tough time finding a full time gig in the field (I was a network admin/engineer back then). So, talking with a friend who still does work in the affiliate marketing field, we created this site. The idea was for me to write posts, technical, non-technical, whatever, and maybe make a little off affiliate links on the site.
I ran into a couple problems though. First, keeping up with appropriate affiliate links was a pain. No one affiliate marketing group was perfect, there was checking links constantly so I wasn’t redirecting to malicious sites (Hijacked ads), and I sort of let that go. My blog posting was infrequent at best. I let it go, hoping to just make enough off the site to pay for itself. Eventually I dropped the ad idea all together. I have put a Paypal link for those wishing to donate to the site, and next year I will set things up with Patreon.
Since then, I’ve grown, but I am not one that does a lot of technical writing, as you might have noticed. I see the news and come up with thoughts and ideas, that I want to put out there. I shifted the blog to be more infosec based, as that is my passion. Still, it took until a few months ago, and talking with some people in the field, to come up with the idea of posting at least once a week. The idea being that my writing skills will get better, as would my skills at explaining tech. I know, still not a lot of in-depth posts here, but they will come as I get more comfortable and as I do more technical stuff that I feel is worth blogging about. To that end I have taken a couple classes through the Brakeing Down Security podcast slack, namely Powershell for IR and Intro to Reverse Engineering. Thanks to those, I have a github of Powershell scripts I have created or modified here so feel free to look at that and contribute.
With the holidays upon us, I felt you should know a bit more about the blog and the idea behind it. Hopefully you all will start commenting on the posts, and some good discussions come up. I want to tank you for taking a moment out of your day for visiting this little blog, and may the holidays be incident free for all of you.