Makeup Party

I’ve been fiddling on tuning up my PHP/MySQL/Python familiarity for a new site project built to address some of the issues both of government spying — and occasional seizure of servers — and that of the staff of websites spying on the members. In addition to my own experiences with privacy issues and high-profile cases of things like Facebook admins reading the private messages of members, I read that half of workers snoop in confidential files, one in three IT staff snoop on colleages, and businesses routinely spy on employees. I find all of it extremely disturbing, and would like to see systems designed from the ground up around the concept that spying will be attempted, and that it will be attempted with direct server access or with access to the connection to the server — one needs to take that into account when designing the data formats, the logging systems, and every other system that records potentially confidential information. I’m going to take about a week off the ‘net to really get my ideas on this subject solidified so I can decide whether I want to apply them.

Other than that, Caitlin got out her theatrical makeup kit, and Nefarious first did her own makeup, then painted Caitlin’s face, then painted my face, and then had me repaint her face… Lots of fun. More pictures after the break.


  1. Erinn wrote:

    That last photo is the best father daughter shot ever.

    Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 8:57 pm | Permalink
  2. estrojenn wrote:

    i love Ari’s makeup…she looks adorable!

    Monday, June 23, 2008 at 5:36 am | Permalink
  3. Shannon, when you mentioned ‘server seizures,’ you wouldn’t by any chance be referring to The Pirate Bay would you?

    Monday, June 23, 2008 at 6:12 am | Permalink
  4. Shannon wrote:

    The Pirate Bay is a great example, yes, but I’m more concerned with political and culturally difficult speech (dissidents, deviants, whatever), rather than somewhat overtly “criminal” behavior… Although I understand that there’s a big debate whether piracy is a political/cultural crime rather than a crime in the traditional sense of the word.

    Monday, June 23, 2008 at 6:50 am | Permalink
  5. Gracie wrote:

    I wish my dad did this kind of stuff with me when I was a kid. I think parents would probably get a lot more out of this than reading yet another generic thriller.

    Monday, June 23, 2008 at 6:53 pm | Permalink
  6. cirrin wrote:

    Those are great.

    Monday, June 23, 2008 at 8:26 pm | Permalink
  7. The pirate bay run a hosting company that I believe hosts the wikileaks website and has got quite a lot of press recently for ignoring take down notices etc.
    I’m sure you know about wikileaks but their hosting and infrastructure is worth looking at as they have been able to essentially ignore legal threats from several different countries now.

    Cute pics as well :)

    Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 1:16 am | Permalink
  8. peteD3 wrote:

    woohoo! you have your cut out for you with that security stuff. i would love to see something get developed that would help with privacy issues. i hope you have a lot of success with that project.

    btw, looking at these pics gives me hope that maybe ill have a kid someday. so awesome!

    Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 12:31 pm | Permalink
  9. bena wrote:

    YES! my beard is bigger than yours!

    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 12:33 pm | Permalink
  10. Ryan wrote:

    You’re a cool dad.

    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 4:37 pm | Permalink
  11. Super Muffin wrote:

    Those pics are wonderful! I wish my Dad did that stuff with me

    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 5:08 pm | Permalink
  12. Mike wrote:

    :) You have made me reevaluate my decision never to have kids.

    Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 8:46 pm | Permalink
  13. Rtm wrote:

    wow she has become such a beautiful little girl!

    Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 8:39 pm | Permalink
  14. DYlan wrote:

    your the best dad ever!

    Friday, June 27, 2008 at 9:39 pm | Permalink
  15. Ross wrote:

    Awesome pictures! that last one is the best father daughter shot ever, i wish my dad had been at home playing with myself and my sister, rather than out ‘playing’with some cheap whore.


    Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 11:59 am | Permalink
  16. Fredrik Seidevall wrote:

    Allrighty, I’m so drunk right now. And I think you and your daughter are so adorable! I wish that I’ll become half as awesome when I grow up. I realized that you are my idol just a few days ago. I wish you all the best!

    Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 12:54 pm | Permalink
  17. alix wrote:

    she’s beautiful ! you both look so happy :)

    Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 4:02 am | Permalink
  18. Skylar wrote:

    OK Shannon this pegs My cute-o-meter! I am enamored! My dad always had time for me, always took time to create alliances with his kids and to this day I am a Daddy’s girl.

    Sunday, July 6, 2008 at 8:13 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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