I’m taking an Internet security class at school this quarter. So, in order to know how to make things secure, we are learning about ways to exploit computers and computer networks. Because the things that we are using could be “used for evil,” we were asked to sign an ethics statement if we wanted to take the class.
Really, I have no problem with this – I don’t intend to use this knowledge to do harm. The funny thing about it to me, is that it’s nothing more than a signature saying that we aren’t going to use this knowledge to hack into a computer network. My first thought is, that if you are the type of person that intends to hack into a computer network for some sort of personal gain, are you going to care if you signed something that said you wouldn’t do it?
If your ethics, or lack there of, would allow you to hack a computer with malicious intentions, would you really feel bad about ignoring the agreement you signed at school? seriously…
So, one of the things that I wanted to do now that I am blogging here, was to write about beer. I think the first time I had a beer was one a trip up to Idaho with Mike. One of his friends made it his mission to find me a beer that I would like.
While I do enjoy a few beers, there are a lot that I do not. We found this cool shop recently that sells all sorts of different beers, and you can mix and match 6-packs so you don’t get stuck with 5 beers you don’t like. So, we bought a few different beers, and I started to think that it would be good to keep track of which ones I liked/disliked and why… and what better place than on my blog – well, maybe here.
I came acros this website today on accident, but I think it’s great, so I’m going to use it as a way to explore a few new beers, and share my thoughts, and I’ll figure out a good way to link that and the blog together. So, go to 97bottles.com, sign up and connect with me, maybe we can go grab a beer together.