Apr 16 2008
I sometimes tell people I was one of the first four or five security bloggers, which to the best of my knowledge is true. Richard Bejtlich, Dana Epp and Bruce Schneier all predate me, though Bruce Schneier didn’t start calling his writing a blog until later. If there are others who started before August 2003, I’d like to know about them, especially if they’re still blogging. In any case, after my post this morning, I did something I hadn’t done in quite a while, a Google ego search; you know, when you type in your own name to see what comes up. I was more than a little surprised when a page I last updated in November of 2002 came up. I’d actually created the page by hand coding the HTML close to a year before that. And yes, I’ve been using the same ISP for nearly a decade and still have files from my CCNA courses on the server, though that’ll be a post for some other day.
I have since let my CCNA lapse, I never did get my OCA, I’m going on six years as a CISSP and you can still reach me at martin_at_mckeay.net. The Windows 2000 services: Disabling Non-Essential Services paper is no longer there, but I think I have a copy floating around somewhere. I don’t know yet how many of the links on that page still work, be careful clicking on them since some now lead to placeholders. There’s some script on the site that I should probably disable, since it led to a basic RSS reader and I don’t think the company that hosted it is even in existance any more. I’m still not a web designer; I freely admit to using someone else’s templates since they’re much more appealing than anything I could come up with on my own. And I’m still paranoid; some things don’t change no matter how much time passes.
Update: We have a winner! Augusto Paes de Barros has been blogging since January 27th, 2003. Though it’s in Portuguese and I can’t understand more than one word in ten. Augusto is now writing in English as well as Portuguese, so he definitely has me beat.