Status update:

Drobo Speed Test

My Drobo has been acting up since last week.  I couldn’t get speeds over 40MB/sec  for a while i wasn’t seeing anything faster than 25MB/sec.  I read all the forums and i was on deadline to return some customer data.  I put hours into this only to get to 35MB/sec.  The final answer was actually a stupid one i read in a forum but didn’t put much stock in.  My favorite part of USB-C is that it doesn’t matter which way you plug it in.  At least that is what i thought.  Turns out that with some Drobo 5c it does matter.  After flipping the port, i’m back to useful speeds. It’s even mentioned in the Drobo 5c FAQ.

Pro Tools users struggling with plugin licenses after activation try this. . .

Antares Auto-Tune screen

Users of Antares plugins, or others using Codemeter license manger may be locked out of their licences in Pro-Tools.  The licenses show up in the various license managers, but Pro-Tools says NO. This is due to added file system security of Mojave.  Add Pro Tools to the “Full Disk Access” list in Security & Privacy System Preference. That should solve the problem.  good luck.

@defcon just retweeted me!

In a tweet by @todayininfosec we were all reminded of this day in 1999 when @Dildog and the cDc crew presented Back Orifice 2000 (BO2K) to a delighted crowd at Defcon 7.  It was quite a show complete with music, projectors, lights, lasers, and even a Speak-n-Spell.  It was a lot of fun, and i was elated to be there. i replied early with my memories, but then i remembered that i had found some photos while cleaning. . .so i posted them. These were film prints from an instamatic (as was the style at the time), so they didn’t come out great!  they do offer a tiny keyhole through which me may peer into the past.  i am glad it is bringing joy.  Then @defcon (the official conference account) retweeted. *blush*

Defcon Retweets Me

 

I am joining the largest super computer in the world to help fight COVID-19!

The amazing people behind Folding@home have set their sights on COVID-19.  Their efforts are to better understand how the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 can be targeted with small molecule and antibody therapeutics.  Got any computers that aren’t doing anything?  join up.

folding@home status panel

The Mac client needs work to support GPUs, but my stats are rising!