Hi. I’m David. I’m a security geek. Mostly. Well, that’s my job, anyway. In real life, I like to program, goof around with network stuff, hunt for geocaches, watch movies, and other typical geek-like activities. Though I also have three kids, so really what I like most is making them laugh. Which is good, ‘cause that’s about all I have time for. :)
I started this blog because I do periodically have geeky ideas and ramblings that I’d like to share with others, and because my main personal site is so out-of-date that I have trouble even admitting it exists. (see aforementioned lack of time).
I hope you find the things I have to say useful, or at least, entertaining. Feel free to throw virtual Shmooballs at me on Twitter (@schuetzdj), but be warned, I have access to a pretty strong rebuttal mechanism! If you’d like to talk in more than single-sentence fragments, my email is david (at) dasnet (dot) org.
About the Site
i’ve been playing with websites and blogs and such for quite a whil enow. First it was static files built from XML sources. Then I self hosted a couple sites using Drupal for a while. I eventually got tired of how complicated that was, and moved to self-hosted Wordpress, then in 2010 I moved to a Wordpress.com hosted site. Now I’m kind of going back to the beginning, with a static site built from simple files (this time around, it’s built using Markdown instad of XML).
The engine is Second Crack, originall built by Marco Arment. I’ve made a few tweaks, and will probabl continue to do so, and hopefully I’ll push the changes out to github so anyone can use them. But I make no promises. :)
About the Content
In addition to my (frequently overdue) efforts to document various crypto puzzles and contests, I try to write about things that I’ve found interesting, neat tricks I’ve discovered or built, bugs I’ve found, and occasionally some crzy ideas. I’ve added a few details to the Second Crack system: in particular, support for cross-posts (local copies of posts I wrote for my employer’s site), references (so I can have a good place for talk slides, white papers, etc.), and lists (basically, special categories which serve to collect specific items together, like a list of all presentations, for example).
You can find tags/categories, lists, and post types all collected on the Topics page.