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Who is Tracy Reed?

I am a Linux enthusiast, a multi-engine instrument-rated pilot, and a traveller. I am interested in all aspects of computing and technology in general, especially Linux and Free Software. As an avid pilot I can be found somewhere over the skies of the southwestern US most weekends.  As a traveller I have been to many interesting places. Check out my photo gallery. Want to get me something cool? Check out my Amazon.com wish list!

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Tracy's blog

Adventures in flying, computing, etc.

Jun 26, 2013

Mechanical Keyboards

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jun 26, 2013 08:08 PM
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You owe it to yourself to try one... read more...

Jan 16, 2013

I don't like Dell

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 16, 2013 09:35 PM
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Here are many reasons why I don't like Dell. read more...

Jun 24, 2012

Cryptography Lessons

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jun 24, 2012 01:02 AM
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Simple explanations of how crypto works. read more...

Mar 02, 2012

Federal Linux Security Resources/checklists

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Mar 08, 2012 01:08 AM
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A very good use of our tax dollars and worth the attention of sysadmins. read more...

Feb 02, 2012

Verisign intrusion

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Feb 02, 2012 02:24 PM
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What does it mean for CAs and our business? read more...

Aug 27, 2011

PA-23 Piper Aztec checkout

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Aug 27, 2011 12:58 PM
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Last week I got checked out in the Piper Aztec. We shot some video of the flight. read more...

Jan 12, 2011

Comments on "Views regarding PCI compliance are mostly positive"

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 12, 2011 06:01 PM
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Dec 26, 2010

SIP brute force attacks

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Dec 26, 2010 11:36 PM
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VOIP systems are under attack. read more...

Nov 19, 2010

You cannot rely on antivirus

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Nov 19, 2010 02:33 PM
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Antivirus is inherently out of date while consuming ever-increasing resources while viruses are now far more dangerous. read more...

Oct 10, 2010

Windows market share

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Oct 10, 2010 08:40 PM
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For the very first time ever in my many years of involvement with Linux and KPLUG (and probably even in my life) it is credibly reported that Windows market share is decreasing. And a FLOSS web browser has the majority of browsers. read more...

Sep 23, 2010

Aeronautical charts

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Sep 24, 2010 01:45 PM
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What to do with expired aeronautical charts? read more...

May 22, 2010

PHP

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Nov 30, 2011 05:58 PM
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Why I still don't like it read more...

Apr 02, 2010

The old "because it's the most popular" myth

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Apr 02, 2010 11:47 PM
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The ever-popular misconception that "Windows only attracts worms/viruses/botnets because it is the most popular" came up again today. Fortunately, this is readily disproven by counter-example. read more...

Mar 26, 2010

Flight to Catalina Island (KAVX)

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Apr 10, 2010 02:07 AM
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Fly to Catalina, shoot a VOR approach to minimums, eat some buffalo, come back home. read more...

Jun 09, 2009

Change and HTML emails

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Feb 28, 2011 05:29 PM
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Someone posted about why some IT pros seem to be against change. And then wondered aloud why the mailing list software we use doesn't accept HTML email. I had to to reply... read more...

Apr 06, 2009

I'm on twitter

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Apr 06, 2009 09:28 PM
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Apr 01, 2009

I was attacked by Spam from Outer Space

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Apr 01, 2009 10:20 AM
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Mar 26, 2009

Linux worm/virus on the loose!

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jul 01, 2010 03:40 PM
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Yeay! read more...

Mar 11, 2009

RedHat Security

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Mar 11, 2009 11:13 AM
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RedHat has just released "Risk report: Four years of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4" read more...

Mar 04, 2009

Assaulted for promoting freedom

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Mar 04, 2009 05:43 PM
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More and more this is what freedom is about in the modern age... read more...

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