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For those who are in and around Waterloo, Ontario (in Canada), we have our CFP live! Even if you're not, feel free to look, we're just not offering travel assistance in our first year.

Two tracks, one business and one technical. If you're interested in speaking, take a look:


Tickets will be available soon for those interested in coming without speaking.

Holy hell these past few weeks have been busy. Looking forward to a break next week.

Hey fediverse, I’m looking for a #job in IT!
I’ve got six years of experience in the field and I’ve been managing a fairly large homelab for a few years too. I can work with Unix-like systems (both #BSD and #Linux) and networks.
I have decent experience in automation, both by scripting myself and using Ansible, and I can write code as well (mainly Go these days but I can pick up Python again if needed, and I’m not against learning new languages).
I’m looking for an interesting and challenging position in systems and/or networks engineering, or more specific stuff like storage, virtualization or even databases. Pretty much anywhere in the European Union is fine (I’ve got french citizenship), including full remote jobs, and I don’t mind having to travel regularly.
You’ll find my resume here and a bit more on the stuff I do in my homelab here. Boosts appreciated!

Hey Fediverse, anyone know of a decent minimalist logo designer? I'm tired of playing roulette on Fiverr and would be willing to pay in and around $200 CAD for a decent design. DM me if you know someone decent with a portfolio I can review.

It is done. was amazing and I still can't believe we did it. Months of planning, many schedules, much support, some speedbumps, but it all worked out well. I have proven my ability to manage a bunch of Type-As and I couldn't be happier. Really it was the speakers and more importantly the attendees who did it for us. We hit 200, but it could have easily been closer to 300. Next year we can and will do better. So proud of everyone involved.

A request, please boost.

Anyone who does podcasts in the IT/infosec/hacking world... I would like to be a guest sometime if you'd have me...

I need to up BlackFire's visibility, and as such, talking is a great way to do that.

So, if you are ever looking for a guest/stand in co-host/ whatever... I am available.

I was going to write an apology about the radio silence recently, but when I did so on my Slack I was smacked down. :-) . h/t to @mrtn for that. Regardless, I'm here but busy. drops tomorrow and the cat herding should end soon. Totally sold out with a waiting list, which is awesome! Never thought we'd be so successful. Now all that's left is to execute. Once that's done I'll be back to my regularly scheduled programming.

The latest for my CTF challenge is ready! This one is for symfonos: 1, which is labelled as a beginner machine but it certainly has enough twists in it to make me wonder. Regardless, this is the 10th and final "beginner" machine in my challenge, as it's time to move on to "intermediate" machines after this. If you're into , challenges, or , you're going to like this one. Enjoy!

Hi everyone, I've been stuck in meatspace for the last little while, taking a break from all social medias. I hope to change that shortly, just have a conference to put on first. But to quote the Black Knight from Monty Python: "I'm not dead yet!"

So bloody tired. Getting to that point of too much going on at the same time again. 3 more weeks until the con, then rest. Except there is no rest, just more blogs, podcasts, and lectures.

If you haven't purchased tickets to Cyber City yet, I encourage you to do so soon! 3 weeks to go! . Https://

Well that took longer than I expected!
Neighbour I rarely speak to: "Hey, I hear you're in IT or something?"

Me: "Yeah...."

Them: "Can you find pictures of someone on Facebook? I think they're a friend of mine, but I can't see anything because I'm not their friend. Could you pull up pictures of them?"

Me: "Yes, but I'm not going to because of ... ethics (and that's just a REALLY creepy request)."

Them: "Okay, I understand. It's just that..."

Me: "Nope."

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