Author Archives: Myke

26
August

Show AND Tell — Rules for Writing

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This blog has been a lot of per­sonal rumi­na­tions and dis­cus­sions of day job stuff lately, so I want to talk for a moment about writing craft. A lot of writing blogs are focused on dis­ci­pline, inspi­ra­tion and other tan­gen­tials, … Con­tinue reading

22
August

For Ta-Nehisi Coates and the ghost of Veronica Wedgwood

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This one’s a little dark. Not a cry for help, just a reflec­tion. At the rec­om­men­da­tion of essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates, I went out and got myself a copy of Veronica Wedgwood’s The Thirty Years War. It’s the kind of nar­ra­tive … Con­tinue reading

19
August

In which I solve all of the country’s cybersecurity problems in a single blog post

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Some of you know that I work in law enforce­ment in a cyber-related role. As such, I get par­tic­u­larly het up over issues of infor­ma­tion secu­rity, which resulted in my rather candid indict­ment of Fed­eral net­work defenders during the OPMCon­tinue reading

2
August

We are the stories we tell ourselves

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Met up with my friend Daniel Polansky the other day. Our meet­ings usu­ally involve a.) drinking and b.) bitching about one thing or another, but I guess I must have tipped the gripe scale even by our stan­dards, because he … Con­tinue reading

1
July

An open letter to my niece

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Sweet­heart, I’m reading this book about Joan of Arc and it made me think of you, not least because Joan was born and grew up in Domrémy-la-Pucelle, a little town that’s about a four hour drive from Paris, where you … Con­tinue reading