Month: October 2014

Ubuntu – Securing SSH or OpenSSH

Background Concern that having SSH/OpenSSH running with the default configuration (/etc/ssh/sshd_config) exposes an attack vector increasing the risk of Ubuntu being compromised. Issue The more externally available services running on a system, the greater the risk of attracting unwanted visitors.

Posted in Technology

Crashplan – Route over wlan on Linux

Background: Have a faster internet connection over wlan0 than eth0. Prefer to route Crashplan backup traffic over wlan0 rather than the default eth0. Challenge: The Java GUI for Linux, doesn’t provide controls for selecting the network interface, although the Mac

Posted in Technology

Cryptocurrency – Beginners Guide

Background: In the Spring 2014 semester, I researched cryptocurrencies and created a beginners guide, under the direction of Professor Simon Johnson. Outcome: Attached (PDF): Beginners Guide to Cryptocurrencies

Posted in Consumer, Monetary Policy, Technology

Infographic – Concerns of threats around the world

Random assortment of infographics: The infographic, as described below, shows countries color coded by the type of threat people worry about most. Source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/10/16/what-is-the-greatest-threat-to-the-world-depends-on-where-you-live/

Posted in Infographics

Infographic – External sovereign defaults since 1800

Random assortment of infographics: The infographic, as described below, shows a list of countries with the number of defaults mapped over a timeline indicating when the default occurred. Source: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2014/07/daily-chart-23

Posted in Fiscal Policy, Infographics

Infographic – GDP of the US split in half and mapped to regions

Random assortment of Infographics: The infographic, as described below, shows the GDP of the United Stats split in half, with each half mapped to a geographic region. Source: https://visual.ly/united-states-economic-activity-split-half?utm_source=visually_embed

Posted in Infographics

Infographic – Child Mortality Rates from 1751-2011

Random Assortment of Infographics: The infographic, as described below, shows the number of children dying before the age of five, per 1,000 live births over the last ~260 years (1751-2011) in Sweden, UK, Germany, India, and Ghana.   Source: http://www.ourworldindata.org/data/population-growth-vital-statistics/child-mortality/

Posted in Infographics

Infographic – Average number of hours per week spent on

Random Assortment of Infographics: The below infographic, as titled, shows the average number of hours per week spent on various activities by Mothers and Fathers over the last ~45 years. The three main categories of activities are: child care, housework,

Posted in Infographics