Yes, I’m Still Me

Yes, is still owned by David Keener, the technical architect, cybersecurity expert, conference runner and public speaker.

For various technical reasons beyond my control, the old Rails-based site became non-operational when my hosting plan was migrated from CENTOS 5 to CENTOS 7.

I decided this was as good a time as any to move it to WordPress 4.8. All of the old content will be coming back to the site as I have time. That amounts to about 600 blog posts and accompanying graphics, so that’s going to take a while.

SiteMeter is Now Dodgy

My web site recently started periodically interrupting navigation by redirecting users to advertising pages hosted by Needless to say, I was not pleased. is a notorious example of the “advertising spam” category of malware. Generally, it infects people’s browsers by installing its own browser extension.

However, in this particular case, I traced it to the SiteMeter widget that I’ve been using since 2010. It’s clearly been compromised in some way, so I’ve removed it from the web site.

General Dynamics

I just started my new job at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems yesterday, after a relaxing 2-week vacation. Looking forward to doing some cutting edge Rails work…