Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Mental Health, InfoSec and Playing with Fire

Someone said that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. That is a bit trite, but I do find that a break from work is a healthy thing. One of the hobbies that I don't really have the time to indulge is blacksmithing- but every summer the Cape Cod crew of the New England Blacksmiths demonstrates the craft at the Barnstable County Fair and I have been participating for the past few years. Even if I don't yet have the skill to turn out master works of art, there is something very satisfying about heating a chunk of metal in a forge and then whacking it with a hammer.

There is even a direct InfoSec link- I don't do it at the fair, but dropping the platters from a hard drive into the forge is a pretty good method of secure data destruction.