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an outlook for security improvements in 2019 v18.12.24.txt

As we wrap up 2018, my news feeds and various email inboxes are littered with security breaches, security vendor hardware, software and training solutions.

All citing an infamous undertone of someone that clicked on a bad link ultimately ending in unwanted code execution that led to more code execution and finally data exfiltration.

I am taken aback by our current ecosystem of general purpose operating systems and their bloated sense of "purpose". 

When is the last time you purchased multi-layer security solutions for your best of breed gaming platforms in your home network environment?  How often do you bludgeon your children's minds with security awareness training when downloading skins, avatars, games and expansion packs from the respective console gaming platforms online stores?  Do you recognize the computational power, network connectivity and deeply connected devices in your most personal home networks linked to video cameras, door locks and vast array of sensor…

eeg and strava quick thoughts v18.12.11.txt

- geocoding EEG raw data and presenting it in a Maner similar to Strava for performance data.
- Allow for tagging throughout the recording process to annotate key events (think strava sections and KOM). Ex: completion of a significant task, researching and full focus reading specific types of articles.
- monitoring of facial expressions during meeting to catch subtle insights and characteristics to coincide with Otter or Voicera timestamps
- BCI with webhooks for high confidence indicators

potential future of smart glasses v17.04.23.txt

- ideal smart glasses:
bluetooth low-energy to  smartphone for connectivity and local compute resourcesdual heads-up display with full overlayblack-out mode for immersive virtual realitytransparency mode for virtual reality combined with augmented realitybone conductor technology for audiotwo split microphones for stereo sound processingauto-tinting lenses vs. swappable (polarized)video recording at 1080p or higherhaptic feedback - low frequency waves through transducer (bone conducting)sweat and water resistantpluggable to external power bank via cable through glasses retainers (ie: croakies)eye tracking - processing capabilities: motion sense to read own hand gestures for audio/video start/stopintegration with cloud-based natural language processing (siri, alexa, cortana, google, etc)augmented reality overlays (like snapchat, better than recon pro)cloud sync of audio/video recordingspeech to text for metadata indexing throughout the dayvideo post processing for object recognitionuse o…

internet privacy protections vs. encryption - quick thoughts v17.03.29.txt

- privacy loss will surge measures to ensure https everywhere

- chrome and firefox will implement this extension or variant in next application releases

- opendns will push for mainstream dnscrypt - commercial customers running umbrella already have this feature.   isps running dns will become a less popular choice

- google's famous 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 will adapt for a customer friendly option to encrypt dns traffic

- iot traffic will become very valuable - consumers unaware if continuous data streams are encrypted

- opportunity for router manufactures to inform owners of potentially unsafe traffic being passed (of course this gives them ability to inspect)

- iot manufacturers tokenize term to ensure individual's privacy of data in transit

- awaiting a technology response to make this seamless for all internet citizens

iPad Pro with multipoint force touch and regional haptic feedback to iot household item restocking v17.03.27.txt

iPad Pro becomes the platform with force touch that allows for multiple points to recognize various pressures with regional haptic feedback

Immersive interaction giving a z-level to object and applications. Game changer for UI design when working with flat surfaces - depth would add the ability to move through 3D space.  App developers and UX designers would have a field day!

If weight could be determined this could be modified for a flexible roll application to put in kitchen cabinets to detect and read food weights for automatic reordering based on consumption - would need to figure out how to deal with non OCD item placement (kids)

No need for target subscriptions or amazon dash buttons.  Data for household item consumption data could be send back to the company supplying the flexible fabric to understand daily consumption with a massive amount of data to parse.

Could link to calorie consumption, over or under eating  and recommendations for eating habit adjustments (diets) - links…

citrix acquisition by microsoft - speculations on what could happen - v17.03.26.txt

entertaining the thoughts of a Citrix acquisition by Microsoft (only speculation)

- Windows desktops are going away, Windows apps are as well

- utilize Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop to hang on to published apps in the azure platform
- consume Netscaler VPX as your azure engine of choice to replace the long history of proxy server and isa server and threat management gateway.   Microsoft needs this more than Cisco and with the nitro API, MS could hide all of the complicated parts within the azure dashboard
- make HTML5 mainstream for azure-based Microsoft apps
- use HDX adaptive transport (over UDP) to compete with PCoIP (VMware competition for the long-haul)
- incorporate ShareFile into OneDrive for Business to enhance it's positioning against Google G-Suite apps, using network connectors to bring in on-premise file server data will help with compliance concerns
- be thankful that GoTo products are are broken off since that would compete with Skype
- use Microsoft lingo and drop: E…

vmware esxi5 licensing thoughts v11.17.07.txt

At surface level it looks to set an expectation of two things for their hypervisor: an assumed amount of memory allocated to a VM, and the role of the VM (server or client based). Unfortunately they are basing this off of today's model.


Example:
Server role: paying $6990 per 96GB RAM sounds like 24-32 VMs per box (2cpu,4core)

Now when you have a (2cpu,12core) host with 192GB RAM, they lost an additional $6990 revenue and you gained 24-32 more VMs. The new licening model is a way for VMware to get that money back before the cores/RAM grow too quickly.  That is the smart move on their part to capitalize on Intel and AMD's progress.
Unfortunately, it stiffles innovation: ie allocating large RAM amounts to VMs for system cache (thinking Citrix PVS and other RAM caching software) that would dramatically reduce SAN IOPS. How thoughtful of them considering EMC is their parent company, since we all can agree that the most compelling reason to increase the RAM on a VM is to decrease th…