Great start for the south shore Rox. Now #readytoride @NEFreeJacks

Looking forward to a great season of ⚾️ with these 3 friends.

Today is a sports day. First up - opening day for South Shore Rox ⚾️ then this afternoon #ReadyToRide with the Free Jacks 🏉

Announcing Procella Technologies

In 2019 after 19 years at Akamai, mostly in IT, I decided it was time for a change.

There is of course, a longer version of this, but in late 2016 we had realized that the journey we had been taking Akamai IT on was actually a Zero Trust journey. Working closely with the Enterprise product team to make this journey a reality for Akamai customers over the last couple of years has been a joy and privilege.

I approached my manager and friend Joe DeFelice (Akamai’s IT CISO) with the idea to double down on the Zero Trust focus - sharing our experience and knowledge in this space with many more enterprises ranging from those who have heard of Zero Trust through those who may have started on their journey but are running into roadblocks.

We spoke about this idea with leaders in Akamai, the overwhelming response was positive and very supportive. Joe and I agreed to stay through March 2020 in order to continue supporting the Zero Trust transformation in IT, product development, and ecosystem expansion.

March 2020. The March that never ended. Fortunately, there was still enough work for Joe and I at Akamai to stay fully engaged. While our dream of doing our part to drive Zero Trust adoption broadly remained alive, it didn’t feel like the right time to be trying to start a new company when everyone was focused on learning how to be productive remotely. We were lucky enough to be able to stay on at Akamai during the pandemic, talking to customers, working with product managers and engineers and staying connected to IT. One thing above all else that I took away from 2020 - the more Akamai customers we spoke to, the more energized about helping companies with Zero Trust I became.

So it is with great pleasure I am writing this long post to introduce the company I am starting with Joe: Procella Technologies. Procella’s focus is Zero Trust and SASE. Our goal is to increase adoption of Zero Trust principals, and ensure enterprises are able to complete their Zero Trust or SASE journeys. If you’re considering Zero Trust or SASE, contact us to see how we can help.

Just RSVP’d for the Free Jacks home opener. It’s so close!! 🏉

The best path to password elimination is through federated authentication. The SSO tax is currently too high. Not just in penny pinching upgrades but in the obstacles to successfully enabling it.

I just tested a security integration with Microsoft 365 that was seriously just a couple of clicks. Then I tried to enable SAML which was a lot of copy and paste and changing fields. High potential for human error. We MUST do better here.

Astronaut Charlie Duke “I think scouting had the most impact”

Interesting new MLR 🏉 laws. I’m skeptical about 2 of these (under the post and red card) but excited to see how it shakes out.

Looking forward to Saturday. A full 🏉 day! Its unfortunate that super Saturday isn’t the end of the 6 Nations, but I love this day every year (except last year of course). And right on the heels of 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿v🇫🇷 will be NE Free Jacks @ LA Giltinis.

There is no such thing as a trusted network. Even home networks.

Thanks Dr Zerotrust. We don’t say it often enough - Akamai’s #zerotrust solutions were evolved working closely with customers implementing them including Akamai’s IT team. Proven in the real world.

I am super excited about Akamai’s MFA Making strong, phish proof authentication easy is great news for everyone.

If I could have done social studies assignments with gif reactions like I just watched my middle schooler do - I totally would have rocked that subject. Great use of tech in learning! #NMSLancersLead

5 years passed in the blink of an eye. My cub is now a scout and I could not be any more proud. Thanks for letting me part of the journey. Onward to Eagle! #wickedawesomescouts #axolotlpatrol 

Someone else will, within the next 48 hours, decide the direction of my next year and perhaps the rest of my career. Having spent the last 2 years talking to several people, It’s come down to filling in a Google form and waiting. Will I crack open the Theme Journal on April 1? 🥁

It’s like I stumbled into the secret Amazon truck breeding site

My morning beverage is always coffee. It used to be tea before I moved away for college. Today it feels like it should be hot chocolate but coffee it is.

Close up

Wireless CarPlay Adapter impressions

Thinking about our inevitable port-less iPhone future and with my frustrations at lightning cables seemingly not lasting in my car very long, causing carplay connection frustration, I asked for, and received a Carlinkit 2.0 Wireless CarPlay Adapter for Christmas.

Truth be told, I was slightly skeptical that this would work. Especially as the various Amazon listings mention specific cars and none of them were mine (2020 Subaru), but given how easy Amazon returns are, I had little to lose.

First impressions… very easy to setup. Plug it in to my car, turn on car, and follow instructions on screen. Besides one hiccup - it told me to connect to the wrong bluetooth name, but that was easy to address.

Longer term use. WOW! I love carplay, and always use it when available, but this makes carplay magical. It can be a little slower to connect than wired, but it always connects unlike my experience with wired carplay.

The only downside is the lack of charging. I do have an older Qi charging vent mount, but I might move that to my wife’s car and get a magsafe charging mount “soon”. Maybe for my birthday?

Who among us hasn’t been tempted to build their own fiber ISP?

Finished Happy Isles from the Magic Puzzle Company. Everything it promised to be. The Mystic Maze is next when we switch with my in-laws :)

Starting Happy Isles after dinner. I kickstarted all 3 and spread the other 2 to family members for Christmas.

Did any other dads start losing their t-shirts to their daughters at 11yo or am I just lucky?

At home test #3 of… 6 I think? Easy nasal swab and blood spot card. Results in a day or two.