Michael Robert Lawrence's Social Stream
Tumblr February 17, 2014, 3:05 pm
Tumblr December 7, 2013, 4:55 pmWhy I Still Choose Gentoo
After a ten day trial of Arch, I found myself still craving the superior flexibility and control of Gentoo. Despite being more intensive to set up, I was relieved to have that speedy distribution back on my system, and now, I’ve found that when it comes to installing Linux, my only choice is Gentoo. Here are some of my reasons why I use Larry the Cow’s favourite operating system:
My only comment is I use Sabayon , which has Gentoo under the hood.
Pentoo is another but it uses Arch’s /Barf installer. But it’s just as easy to emerge what's required from the Pentoo overlay
While the Gentoo Community sometimes Scoffs at Sabayon , It offers me the best of Both worlds if I find a package I specifically need to Emerge I sure can.
I like Gentoo don’t get me wrong just at home , I don't have a Build whore host like I can in a data center. Not to mention I can rig Sabayon's Matter/antimatter System to build packages in a chroot. (Automation of builds testing and pushing working packages to report FTP etc. Emerge upgrade ….. via cron-tab doesn't have all the nice Quality Assurance toys)
And for most of the common day to day packages , Sabayon's automated build servers do the job fine.
Ideally I should use pure Gentoo, however it’s a time consuming mistress.
But I can quickly migrate to a Pure Gentoo if needed to and the fact I don't initially have to build EVERYTHING….. Is a help.
Gentoo is slow and tedious to build , however the fact of security and Enterprise customiation isn’t lost on me, just at home I have enough to do.
on a Server it’s a Drag-racer. The Sabayon’s Package management system is built on top of the portage, and has many of the bleeding edge packages I find it a nice Hybrid solution , and the installer is as simple as Fedora or Debian etc,.
And for a laptop dual boot install the installer GUI with quirky UFEI or other quirky hardware makes for a painless install.
If You have kids , Lots of distractions , but want Gentoo or Gentoo Based Pre-fabbed OS You might give Sabayon a try for the install , You can always migrate to a pure Gentoo Latter on.
I kinda See Sabayon like A supped up Hybrid Drag racer , since I can use Gentoo's PM system Emerge from the start.
Since I am doing mainly Pentesting it frees up time to do that instead of rebuilding gnome or kde mate etc, etc, as updates are avlible daily or weekly.
Tumblr November 11, 2013, 7:56 pmEroding Rights letter to Sen Donnelly
As a Hacker/Researcher for a living (Graduate Student IT Security student As well) just the mere use of of it under late is well suspect.
As A hacker I consider it a point of Engineering , Build it test it , use it test it Break it , make it better and safer.
You wouldn’t fly in a paper Airplane would you? | testing shows their quite unsafe. –(cheap joke)
we have laws that test cars , we crash them smash them. we then have mandates to protect the public
I personally wish that as a hacker/ Security Researcher their was a minimal framework for reporting bugs
as a free speech aspect. Find the hole ,Expose the hole to the correct parties, ensure the hole is fixed.
at an ATM you get out 20 bucks , one should know that no one else is spying in and then in turn stealing your money.
and many aspect of software is new , however it requires consistent testing.
by day I try to offer security Consulting to many local firms, and or Forensic services.
however I see people publishing papers, or proof of Exploits, and poof your terrorist. EEEK FEAR-Mongering.
We need (ethical) Hackers , and Security Professionals, some of us are the “NTSB of Security Research” we try to keep the “digital planes” up and flying and not having websites taken down etc.
However, understandably there are criminals. My aim is to help stop them, however if research finds a hole
of late were condemned as a criminal now too…
NUTS!! , we risk becoming that which we are trying to stop.
yet others wont hesitate to find the same exploit independently and use it for profit. IE the Overseas Russian Mob. Chinese gov't
their should be a law for reporting such software issues legally , IE whistle-blowing specific context. without fear of going to jail, report it ethically and legally , and Clear cut …
Sometimes their is just SHITELY writen software , with gaping SINK holes for privacy and security of the paying $$$ public ,
and often in terms of profits it’s not to be fixed or better written from the start.
Without Security Researchers , Privacy of Millions could be eventually exposed.
A Hacker used to refer to the Mechanic at the locally Garage and Computer Scientists, Security Researchers , Forensic Investigators and Innovators
Sadly it has been Twisted to mean all that is Evil by the press….
Even if your not a hacker just in General I see very Serious rights erosion of late.
As A disabled Veteran , I have Service Connected Asthma from dealing with Petroleum , So what else Can one do for a Living, Dealing with Cryptography Etc but IT Security.
with the NSA and DHS , stopping Crime is one thing , however we are becoming the thing we hate.
Security Technology Should Assure Liberty and Privacy as well as Use in Liberties’ Defense ,
and NEVER to further Impinge on the wrights of citizens.
Osama Took more than lives , he’s pushed us to take our own liberties it seams….
I just see anyone of late asking that civil rights not being trampled of late ,
getting the axes…. Jeez as a nation are we that afraid to be voice our opinions of late,afraid the answer is yes.
and lack of Freedom is hurting our Economy.
As a graduate IT Security Student, it Gives me a uneasy feeling.
My research could be used against me or millions.
The Will to Serve the Greater Good could be twisted in and used for no end that is good.
The will to research means of protecting others could be usurped,weaponized and used for ill bothers me.
from what I hear of Late The 1st and 4th Amendment are but a Mirage of their former selves , so shut up and get used to your shackles. –Clink Clink…
==After All DHS/NSA Are Above the Law. ===????
Losses may total between $35 billion and $45 billion in next three years due to lost business stemming from disclosure of NSA monitoring, new research predicts.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins.
Tumblr June 1, 2013, 6:34 am
Tumblr May 26, 2013, 6:53 pm
Tumblr May 26, 2013, 4:06 pm
Tumblr May 26, 2013, 3:25 pm
Tumblr May 26, 2013, 2:24 pm
Tumblr May 12, 2013, 2:46 am
Tumblr October 21, 2012, 6:07 pmPeople Think I ask Way to much in Pay....
“People Think I ask Way to much in Pay….”
For Indianapolis and comparable similar markets
I think my range of 35-65k is rather modest
But just to match my adoptive fathers adjusted for inflation 1995 45-50k income I’d have to ask 85-120k
**** Just note though we had a house size of Eight People *** 1 natural 3 adopted and 2 foster children ***
The best measure of the relative value over time depends on if you are interested in comparing the cost or value of a Commodity , Income or Wealth , or a Project . For more discussion on how to pick the best measure, read the essay “Explaining the Measures of Worth.”
If you want to compare the value of a $35,000.00 Income or Wealth , in 2011 there are three choices. In 1995 the relative:
historic standard of living value of that income or wealth is $23,700.00
economic status value of that income or wealth is $20,100.00
economic power value of that income or wealth is $17,200.00
So this is what I’d have to make to met my Girlfriends The phd student with a child none the less 13.50 an hour wage
So I guess Asking for 45k after 10-15 years of doing this kinda of work is SO Way to much , but if you Deflate it to 1995 holly crap I’m getting Screwed by Comparison. but hear in Indianapolis 35k has been the holly grail in pay …. its the absolute king in top pay since 1985….…………………..__ …………
……<ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL>.
..\ \_………..|–|—|..\ …..…
../ L \____,/——-\___\___\
..\ L /______,—“———–, /…
../ /………….\_________ ,/….
.//………….____//___ __\__/.‘i tripped on my lollerskates’
But I guess Indianapolis and The Economy Rides the ROLF-COPTER ON PAY (It’s a real joke) its just with a collage education why should I have to settle for Low Pay , I;m not a total greed whore but its pretty crappy when our parents did far better , just because our wages may be higher in number dosen’t always reflect everything.
If you want to compare the value of a $45,000.00 Income or Wealth , in 2011 there are three choices. In 1995 the relative:
historic standard of living value of that income or wealth is $30,500.00
economic status value of that income or wealth is $25,900.00
economic power value of that income or wealth is $22,100.00
So If you hear employers , When I ask for the modest sum of 20 an hour or even 15.
And everyone was acting like I am asking to much……..
12.50 An hour is their offer (7.16 in 1995 $4.39 was minimum wage wow a whole 3 bucks more comparatively )
If you want to compare the value of a $26,000.00 Income or Wealth , in 2011 there are three choices. In 1995 the relative:
historic standard of living value of that income or wealth is $17,600.00
economic status value of that income or wealth is $14,900.00
economic power value of that income or wealth is $12,800.00
My Adoptive Parents in 1995 Made 45-55k (Fath. AT&T Technician) and 32-36k (mom the hairdresser) on their ends granted with a family of eight 1 natural child 3 adopted and 2 foster children . a family of 8
Just to keep pace with My adoptive father alone I’d have to (and I work in a related field or try to …. in this shit economy)
If you want to compare the value of a $50,000.00 Income or Wealth , in 1995 there are three choices. In 2011 the relative:( includes the tons of overtime that basicly killed him)
historic standard of living value of that income or wealth is $73,800.00
economic status value of that income or wealth is $87,000.00
economic power value of that income or wealth is $102,000.00
The politicians Scream about Science and engineering heh we outsourced it for 4 bucks an hour most kids can see if they go in it their going to get screwed.
what incentive do I have for killing myself for the equivalent of dammed neer minimum wages compared to when my parents were about,
faster never coming to pass promotions working harder and harder. for not climb what ladder ? Working hard for my Raise and get noticed Phisshhhh !! that (seams to have) Died out in the 1980;s now its all about
The Country Club Ass Kissing-Othon Connections…. and Net-worth of your family.
I mean their are no jobs it seems were hard work is apecited let alone you have to work harder just to by pass the bull … Crap to get even a McDonald’s Job.
All the people with the Country Club Ass Kissing-Othon Connections , got jobs All the normal work your ass off for it people like me from my neighborhood got handed pink slips. working hard …. dig. dig … dig your Job grave you get to lie in it for 4-5 years making crap pay taking bull crap Temp jobs , or no job at all.
I went to Higher Education to make a better wage , but I make far less than even my parents ,
I effective am economically Castrated and Probably Wont or cant have children everything I was raised on … so even if i get my PhD no kids LOSER>>>> Is how i will be viewed by peers their.
Work hard raise a family and Your successful in this day and time its almost FU@#$%^ Impossible
cant have kids and a crap job , you are well worthless.
Even the Executives whom hate and never wanted kids were seen as losers…. and worthless , the way of the neighbourhood, view at the time.
you have to be a job Sniping opportunistic bastered to get a raise worth a shit by being ruthless back-stabbing and greedy as a common guttersnipe (Thug).
Often I feel this is how Larger Cooperate America And our fine government Sees Us Anymore just Slices of Profit USDA——MOOO
Tumblr October 21, 2012, 4:37 pmUncle Sam For Castration **Fiscally Speeking**
Just Sign These Student loans You can Never Payback. …..
You with a Virtuous Bachelors Degree or MBA will effectively
Make Less than Minimum wage.
You will be too Poor To Buy A House, and have children
After they Garnish your wages !!!
With Wage Adjustments to Inflation Make Even Less Than your Parents.
Your job will be presently & permanently
You will Have the Indiana Outsourcers Calling you for jobs….
Domestically, that hardly speak English that Cratered your Information technology field in the USA, just to further Insult you.
You will be offered work at 9-10 dollars an hour and conditions i.e. that you use your own vehicle all day with no reimbursements for gas to make services calls scattered through-out the city by same cheep bustards.
(And You’ll Make Even Less than 1.50 an hour on that job after driving all day)
Or High Stress consumer help-desk for 12.50 an hour and 60 miles round trip to work with gas prices souring
You’ll Work 2 days a Week to buy Gas 2 Days to Pay the Taxes and 1 day/s to pay bills, out of your 5 day work week
Even McDonalds or retail Wont hire you ,Your “Overqualified” even if your willing.
‘DYING FOR WORK’
Tumblr October 21, 2012, 4:23 pm
Tumblr October 12, 2012, 11:04 pmSabayon Linux 10 MATE
Got @Sabayon Linux, MATE , Installed on my Laptop , got windows 7 on UFI and 7 boot loader rigged to show linux, just need to UFEI Linux follow me →
Tumblr March 31, 2012, 5:03 pmMichael Robert Lawrence,Information Technology Security Consultant, Employment Information
Proprietor & IT Consultant
Provided administration Heavy background in Linux; Windows/NT/2000/2003 Server Environments Reverse proxy and security audits, and use Webmin/Clustermin administration tool for System/cluster configuration Gentoo Linux environment. Build PCâs for clients & provided training on E-commerce, web-site site design, Information Systems consulting, servers installed, LANs installation, integration services Handled Security threats to Clients, forensic services. Have Installed and configured Various servers and environments and or migration projects. Have held Several local Corp to Corp contracts with local IT staffing Firms/Or site Firms , Including TRS. As well as for Direct employed on I-9 status or other temporary agencies major projects: (including academic) ITT Capstone Deploys of Secured wireless networks for 2 not-for-profit Entities. , Help desk security auditor, Zolrich Group , TRS field projects , IBM Connect.
Information Technology Contractor
5/2011 - 6/2011
Americas Active Directory & Exchange Messaging Server Team ; Fort Wayne IN. Ad Domains , The Company is splitting into 3 , The AD Forest Microsoft Said to rebuild anew…. , Their forest is very complicated several hundred domains , complexity most will never see , compartmentalized for security due to the Defense products divisions I not having much Enterprise Experience , and a bit rusty with Active Directory & MS Exchange doing mainly graduate school work ,smaller projects , and mostly Small to Mid-sized firms (historically) was put into this project , unfortunately due to the rapid speed of this project I was not a fit. a Mid-to Hi Jr. Level this position was not , a somewhat senior position. my only regrets is since dealing with small to mid-sized clients not have much opportunity to grow into this role, and hone some Enterprise class skills. had there been a few more weeks allotted in training I’m sure I easily could have met the demands, unfortunately a few days were allotted.
Native Staffing / Siemens’ IT Services Group
2/2010 - 1/2011
Installed some Lexmark Multifunction printers for A major Dialysis Service Group & clinics. Conducted Training operations for the staff Build rapport and trust quickly with clients and colleagues. Assisted users to identify and solve software problems. Assisted customers with inquiries and provided all pertinent information. Assessed client needs and recommended appropriate products or modifications. Installed Conducted Training operation for the staff Build rapport and trust quickly with clients and colleagues.
Native Staffing / Siemens’ IT Services Group
Installed some Lexmark Multifunction printers for A major US Government client. Conducted Training operations for the staff Build rapport and trust quickly with clients and colleagues. Assisted users to identify and solve software problems. Assisted customers with inquiries and provided all pertinent information. Assessed client needs and recommended appropriate products or modifications. Conducted Training operation for the staff Build rapport and trust quickly with clients and colleagues.
9/2010 - 11/2010
fix pc’s routers and warranty repair equipment depo environment fix laptops printers etc
PC/Network Bench technician
Under contract for working on Pc’s and network equipment for various manufacturers in this warranty servicing center.
Field Support IT Technician
7/2009 - 11/2010
Smart-source/ Qualxserv / USA Govât. Roudebush Veterans Hospital ,Indianpolis,IN OCT 2009, Installed Lexmark MFP Copier/printer/Fax Machines as per Contract Smart-source /Insight IT/EDS/ Bank Of America (Sep 2009), Installed Cisco VOIP Phones, And Teleconferencing Equipment Dismantled legacy PBX , Assited in configuration and testing. Smart-source /Target Corp (July 2009) Installed New Point of Sale Equipment, System Refresh etc, For my Neighborhood Target stores as most Current Contract.
7/2010 - 9/2010
US Census Bureau
4/2010 - 6/2010
Payroll Filing and some Human Resource operations , and Hire or Terminate Enumerators and or file contract extensions. while serving my country.
IT Feild Consultant
2/2010 - 4/2010
Murtech Consulting./CompuCom Inc. February 2010 IT Field. Consultant /On call for Xerox Connect & RR L. Donnelley Press , conducted an Audit of Printing equipment, gained Xerox Certification as a Xerox Data collector.
IT Field. Consultant
7/2009 - 1/2010
Repair or service Leased computer systems, Point of sale , in stall office environments, Installed servers And satisfied any other Contractual per project requirements Smart-source/ Qualxserv / USA Gov’t. Roudebush Veterans Hospital ,Indianpolis,IN OCT 2009, Installed Lexmark MFP Copier/printer/Fax Machines as per Contract Smart-source /Insight IT/EDS/ Bank Of America (Sep 2009), Installed Cisco VOIP Phones, And Teleconferencing Equipment Dismantled legacy PBX , Assited in configuration and testing. Smart-source /Target Corp (July 2009) Installed New Point of Sale Equipment, System Refresh etc, For my Neighborhood Target stores as most Current Contract. Go-2-IT -
9/2008 - 7/2009
Go-2-IT âGroup September 2008- present (Employed as L.W.E.) For Dell/HP/IBM Connect Regional Vendor. IT Field. Consultant Repair or service Leased computer systems , in stall office environments, Installed servers And satisfied any other Contractual per project requirements
IT Field. Consultant
Smart-source/ Qualxserv / USA Gov’t
9/2008 - 7/2009
2009, Installed Lexmark MFP Copier/printer/Fax Machines as per Contract Smart-source /Insight IT/EDS/ Bank Of America (Sep 2009), Installed Cisco VOIP Phones, And Teleconferencing Equipment Dismantled legacy PBX , Assisted in configuration and testing. Smart-source /Target Corp (July 2009) Installed New Point of Sale Equipment, System Refresh etc., For my Neighborhood Target stores as most Current Contract. Go-2-IT -; Repair or service Leased computer systems, Point of sale , install office environments, Installed servers And satisfied any other Contractual per project requirements
3/2007 - 9/2008
Evaluator : grade student exams; ISTEP , FCAT, CAT.
TRS: Technical Resource & Research Staffing
8/1998 - 6/2003
Technician assigned to Various TRS Clients for assignments ranging from complete infrastructure installation to mainframe migration, network administration, site repair backup operations complex projects, Novell, Unix, Migrations, Windows, domain migrations/mergers/forest, Lotus notes, web server, email LDAP, directory services migration & emergency recovery operations
77F10 Petroleum Engineer
Army National Guard
8/1998 - 5/1999
Left after being Injured Performed maintenance on petroleum equipment, tanks, pumps, brumes, pipe-lines & supply operations. Assisted in vehicle maintenance such as tankers. Cataloged & performed asset administration.
77F10 Petroleum Engineering
3/1996 - 8/1996
Was discharged for Asthma From fuel exposure , And knee Injury. Performed maintenance on petroleum equipment, tanks, pumps, brumes, pipe-lines & supply operations. Assisted in vehicle maintenance such as tankers. Cataloged & performed asset administration.
Tumblr March 31, 2012, 4:52 pmMichael Robert Lawrence Education Information
2011 - 2013
Master of Business Administration
Concentration: Computer and Information Security
Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University
2010 - 2011
Master of Science In management
Concentration: Information Systems Management With Information Security concentration
Activities: Some classes completed Transferred to Northcentral University Master of Business Administration
2008 - 2009
Concentration: Infomation Technology
ITT Technical Institute
2002 - 2005
Bachelor of Science
Concentration: Information Systems Security
ITT Technical Institute
2000 - 2002
Associates of Applied Science
Concentration: Computer Network Systems
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
1997 - 1998
Concentration: Premedical technology
US ARMY BASIC
1996 - 1996
Army Basic Training Certificate
Concentration: Army Basic Combat Training
US Army Quartermaster School
1996 - 1996
military professional training certificate
Concentration: petroleum engineering and logistics
1991 - 1995
High School Diploma
Concentration: High School Diploma
Activities: swim team, a championship team, joint team of three years ARMY JROTC