Category: Essays

08/09/2012 / Essays

I originally was peeved with the way people were asking for IT help. It’s not the fact that they needed help (that’s what I’m here for and I’m glad to do it) – but it’s that they expect instant results without ANY effort or thought – which makes the task…

06/18/2012 / Essays

(Written, as a speech, and delivered June 16th at my best friends wedding. Original – unedited) …I’m Jason….. Justin and I have grown up together. We’ve gone to middle school, high school, and even college together – and remained friends through it all. I’d like to thank Liz’s parents –…

01/02/2012 / Essays

Unless you’ve been living under “that” rock, you’ve undoubtedly heard “Good Feeling” by rapper Flo Rida – probably several times a day if you tune into any pop radio station. Although generic to the genre, most of Flo Rida’s words in that song aren’t inherently “bad”. In fact, in a…

05/01/2009 / Essays

RPC, or ‘Remote Procedure Call’ provides a method of causing a subroutine or “procedure” to execute. The procedure would generally execute on another computer on a network. Operating on Port 135, RPC utilizes a Client/Server model and spans the Transport and Application Layers of the OSI model. For example, a…

05/01/2009 / Essays

ARP stands for Address Resolution Protocol. ARP is how network devices associate MAC addresses with IP Addresses so that devices on the local network can find each other. ARP is different from TCP/IP as it uses only the ethernet frame in its packets. ARP is similar to DNS, except instead…

05/01/2009 / Essays

There are five sequential steps involved in the ‘ethical hacker’ penetration testing methodology. 1. The first step is ‘reconnaissance’. Reconnaissance can be either passive or active. Passive reconnaissance involves acquiring information without directly interacting with the target system. Active reconnaissance involves interacting with the target directly. 2. The second step…

04/27/2009 / Essays

I researched Wikto which is a tool that checks for vulnerabilities in web servers. I created a test environment to utilize Wikto and find exploits in a simple setup of a web server. I documented my actions and findings within this paper. I found the project very beneficial. Through the…

10/24/2008 / Essays

This past spring I decided to accompany a group of VJC students to New Orleans, Louisiana to spend our spring break week helping in the community devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. While most college students are spending this time at sunny beaches or just relaxing and taking it easy,…

10/24/2008 / Essays

I am somewhat of a picky eater. Let’s just get that out of the way. Generally, a safe dish for me would involve chicken. I absolutely despise cheese. I will not eat anything with melted cheese in it. I can tolerate cheese on tacos and the occasional pizza slice though.…

10/24/2008 / Essays

I am not really into the arts. I don’t like that modern abstract art where you have to interpret meanings and all that junk. I generally like art that is a picture or painting of nature, architecture, or people. Honestly, a piece of “art” that always intrigues me is right…