Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Playing Catch up in Vegas

There is nothing like a week-long conference in Vegas in slow you down...at least from a work standpoint.
I lived 4 hours from Vegas for 5 years, and never went! I was looking forward to this trip as both a chance to network, and as a chance to finally see Vegas. We stayed at Las Vegas Lakes and had a good time at the conference. The only site-seeing we did was to visit the Hoover Dam and to go down to the Strip one night that week. We were going to go back on the last night, but just weren't in the mood after spending quite a few hours at the Dam, taking the Dam tour, buying the Dam souviners, acting like Dam tourists...you get the point. :)
Walking the strip was a little over-rated, but the Crazy Horse show at the MGM was great! Other than that, it was almost entirely conference sessions and homework for me. Maybe next year I will take the wife.

As a short recap to SSLF testing:
I finally finished testing the SSLF baseline against one product, GuardianEdge Hard Drive. After using different methods to test the baseline (all at once, individually, and in groups) I determined that it was the "Log on as Service" right. The irony is that I spent this time testing because a System Admin was 110% certain that this setting was correct in their production environment, but would not allow me to double check. In any event, it is fixed! Finally!