Archive for the ‘Humor’ Category

So yer not sure why I brought a Gong?

Monday, December 11th, 2006

Eve Maler wrote, in her post about the Un-Talent Show at IIW2006b last Tue evening 5-Dec-2006

UPDATE: … about the gong. I’m not sure exactly what possessed JeffH to bring it with him, but he’s local and he’s a drummer, so QED, I guess! Kaliya used it throughout the IIW event to signal session transitions and such.

Well, some people bring cameras, ipods, whatever to meetings/conferences. I bring various wacky things from time-to-time. I suppose bringing one of my gongs is “friendlier” than bringing my sword, though some would argue the sword could be whacked on tables or whathaveyou to signal session transitions…

JeffH with sword, in office.

Of Alice and Bob…

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

So my colleague Paul Madsen (ha ha — no, that’s not him, altho he *is* a “Dr.” — this is him) has published a humorous blog posting about “Alice and Bob” w.r.t. how they are employed in examples in various (Liberty) specifications.

In fact, Alice and Bob have had a long relationship in the security/crypto world, going back into the 1970’s it appears, and they have become part of “the tradition” therein.

Here’s a (old) overview of their doings, tying their escapades back into fundamental facets of computer security, cryptography, and information science…

The Story of Alice and Bob