I just wanted to drop a quick note here, last Monday when I mentioned we
were having some technical difficulties, it came down to operator
fatigue, and nothing wrong with the network.
While waiting on other projects to pop, I volunteer one overnight
(or more) a week with the USO at O'Hare airport.
In case you didn't know, the mission of the USO is to enhance the
quality of life of the U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families
worldwide and to create a cooperative relationship between U.S. military
communities and involved or supporting civilian communities. For more
information, please check out http://www.uso.org/
So last Friday morning Chicago had its 14th most rainy day on the record
books and I was volunteering at the USO, my basement flooded, as did a
number of my neighbors, O'Hare turned into a zoo with canceled flights,
so with my basement underwater I took on the Saturday morning overnight
shift from midnight on and stayed until at 10am and came back again for
another four hours in the afternoon. In 72 hours I had worked at the USO
for 24 of them.
Sunday I found myself cleaning my basement, parting out old waterlogged
computers that would have eventually made up a few more boxes in my lab.
I really was in no condition to look for news, so I took a little break
from InfoSec News to recuperate.
Which brings us to the second part of this note, I have been playing
around with Twitter, I am fairly easy to find, but most of the comments
are about me working the 0 dark 30 shift and where the USO is if anyone
is searching for it on Twitter. Because of which a few of my followers
have donated to the USO, Attrition.org comes to mind since they were
generous enough to donate $50.00 to the USO!
Here are two links to donate online to the USO, there is the national
link and the USO of Illinois, likewise there's information on both sites
to either mail a donation or by phone.
USO World Headquarters
USO of Illinois
If money is tight, I should also add that most USO's are actively
looking for more volunteers, even if its for a few hours every other
week! Check the USO homepage for a USO center close to you for
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