Later this month, I'll be attending Penguicon, with laptop in tow. It's a combination Open Source Software and Science Fiction Fandom annual convention near Detroit, MI.
If you like my writing and want to meet me in person to tell me about it, and have the $45 plus expenses (my expenses will be in the hundreds for this — but registration is cheap) to get in, look me up. If you dislike my writing, but like open source software and/or science fiction, and want to come tell me to my face what an awful job you think I'm doing as TechRepublic's primary security blogger, feel free — but if you take a swing at me, I'll fight back. Just looking after my personal security, an' all that.
In fact, if you think you can crack security on my laptop via wireless, I might even be amenable to letting you try. Could be fun. Just make sure you let me know in advance so I don't think you're a malicious security cracker that needs to be turned over to the police (or worse).
You can contact me via the Contact link at the top of the IT Security weblog if you want to make arrangements to meet while we're there.
Chad Perrin is an IT consultant, developer, and freelance professional writer. He holds both Microsoft and CompTIA certifications and is a graduate of two IT industry trade schools.