Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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First off hope everyone has survived this insanely crazy Winter thus far. It's been  cold and snowy here in southern Indiana.  But so far we are making it thru. I'm a little sad to say we got snowed in and have missed Indy B-sides this weekend , but my little short range Ford ranger was able to brave our long driveway enough to get to the market at least so that's something..

 

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A few changes with Pricing and  services availability will be happening this year. Some stuff is going to go up, this is largely due to inflation. I have also decided to remove web design from my list of services, I feel it's more headache then it's really worth. I'll keep my current clients, but I will not be accepting any new ones. Unless it's  a very well defined simple project, I can not comfortably offer any fully integrated or e-Commerce websites , they take too much out of me and just managing the ten I have now is too much to add to the workload. 

Unlesss it's  a very well defined simple project, I can not comfortably offer any fully integrated or e-Commerce websites , they take too much out of me and just managing the ten I have now is too much to add to the workload. 

I would like to step up my  graphic design projects, Logo's, business cards, and print projects. These are fun and I feel I can deliver with a quality and  speed that I am satisfied with . 

I had some pretty neat project already delivered for 2015, A good friend is launching a new venture I'm happy to of been able to design his logo :)

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Bsides Indy and Nashville have and will e kicking off soon, and as stated in the last post, Circle City Con is gearing up get your tickets now for these  more intimate mid-Western infoSec conventions. 

 

 

Also I started a Tumblr blog for my artworks  here, please feel free to follow me there, and at my Deviant art account.  They will be up as I  rework this site, in a migration,  I'm still deciding if I'm going to go Joomla 3 or just redo the whole thing from scratch. to be honest I like the CMS functionality, but I'm not sure if it's work  getting burned by a forced migration again.. 

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So this month I am gearing up for the holidays , this means Art commissions are open, and I encourage you to get in  on printing offers , remember I can do your Christmas letters, holiday sale pamphlets and booklet printing , as well as banners , and any other print needs as well as photoshops and design set up for t-shirt printing .


To be frank these holiday commissions are what keeps our heat on, so please hit me up !


I have a few projects going now but have room for more. I am doing some web-design for a BSides group, and a few more logo's . I'm furiously updating my deviant art account so if you are a member you can hit me up thru there. I'm trying to get all my older work published so you can see examples of what I can do.


I'm debating redoing this site again , but due to time constraints I'll probably stick with a CMS.. But that just thinking out loud really.


As far as personal updates generally we are doing well here in rural Indiana, I'm working thru my EMR classes to join our local volunteer fire department . Matthew is 90% done with his EMT and starting Fire1 next week .


I am still looking for a regular paying job in IT (or film) . Business is steady but still not quite enough to fully offset bills and there are a few things I want to save up for, like a Cintuq and they run close to $1k for the decent sized ones. I have joined the Indiana Film maker group out of IU, and made some friends in the production community up here, I'm hoping that leads to more effects work, even if it's just composting.


I have started taking the MS training Modules, specifically Data managment, Database and hardening Figure got for an MTA cert.  I was asked if I would want to learn how to Blue team for a remote gig, and I'm interested but need to add a new skill set with hardening and a better knowledge of network and packet traffic. Some of you will get that , to those I'm speaking Greek (geek) to It's the pathways data take going from point A to point B and how it gets handed off between hardware systems. To put it in a nut shell, and how data can be manipulated, stolen or tricked, knowing how that works allows the admin to look for flaws in security and plug those holes or at least mitigate against them .
I'm also doing refresher on the LPC, I try to keep busy.


We just got back from Derbycon last week, and I'd like to report it was fantastic as always. Great seeing my hacker family again and we raised $62,000 for Hacker For Charity! This a group i do a lot of artwork for, they have a home base in Uganda helping rebuild the infrastructure from the people up by teaching , education, and training. and a chunk of this funding is going to help build a hacker space so that the communities can can access to equipment to make and learn how to make new tech. other portions go towards a leather working skills program that trains people to be self sufficient and more going into education computer lab installs for elementary schools. their is a US branch and volunteer network also attached to the charity that matches tech savvy and talented people to local charities in need so it's a transcontinental project that believes in empowering individuals to better them selves ad their communities.
Please feel free it hit me up even if it's just questions or to see how I'm doing, I actually enjoy it when people ask, and enjoy teaching moments. Just asking to watch me work is free and their are plenty of projects that it's OK for you to spy on.
Also if you need one on one tutoring I'm available thru Wyzant the current rate set is $35.00 hour.
I hope every one is having a good month, and don't be afraid to hit me up for commissions or just to say hi :)

Mary-Margaret Conley

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