Home Isolation – Day 10

Hello All. Just a quick post today. I don’t normally talk about my employer on my website – try to keep it as neutral as possible. However, given the days of COVID-19, I would like to take the opportunity to thank my employer for their contribution to helping others that are affected by the pandemic. Read the full story – https://www.accountingtoday.com/news/pwc-donates-2-85m-to-coronavirus-related-efforts

Home Isolation – Day 9

Hello All. Short post today. All I can say is the biggest thing I am looking forward to right now is some semblance of nice weather. You know, nice weather where you can sit outside for an hour and enjoy a coffee without turning into a human Popsicle. I am hoping that the pandemic is affecting our accuracy with weather prediction, because the forecast looks like a lot of crap followed by more crap. Stay positive folks.

Home Isolation – Day 8

Hello All. Monday, day 8 of isolation. Back to remote work. Trying to be as productive as possible. Got some fresh air in today on a walk with my daughter, I so look forward to this even though it was -4 Celsius. This would be so much easier if it was the middle of the summer. What is everyone else doing to make the days more enjoyable?

I leave you with this information on how the spread of viruses are calculated by organizations like the CDC and the WHO. To estimate how easily a virus spreads, scientists calculate its “basic reproduction number,” or R0 (pronounced R-not). R0 predicts the number of people who can catch a given bug from a single infected person, Live Science previously reported. Currently, the R0 for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19, is estimated at about 2.2, meaning a single infected person will infect about 2.2 others, on average. By comparison, the flu has an R0 of 1.3.

Home Isolation – Day 7

Well folks it has been a full week since I went on the big grocery hunt to prepare for isolation. As with many of you, I am trying to stay positive with what is going on, but I struggle with the uncertainty of everything – thoughts of weeks until things start to resume, changed to months and now we are talking about quarters. Starting some creative projects will help me pass the time. Thanks to the folks who organized PancakesCon 2020: Quarantine (https://twitter.com/PancakesCon) today and all the other smart people out there in the infosec community that are trying to keep people motivated. I leave you with this photo of the sunset I took last night. I hope it will bring you a smile, the way it did for me.

Top 50 Movies to Set the Mood…

Hello All. For those who know me, you know I am a nut for post-apocalyptic films. Not that I am trying to fear monger, but here are a couple great movies to catch during your self-isolation. I have included a few mini-series and TV series given how good they are.

  1. Contagion (movie)
  2. Survivors (2008 BBC mini-series)
  3. Andromeda Strain (mini-series)
  4. World War Z (movie)
  5. 28 Days Later (movie)
  6. 28 Weeks Later (movie)
  7. Carriers (movie)
  8. I am Legend (movie)
  9. The Road (movie)
  10. Children of Men (movie)
  11. IO (Netflix)
  12. Mad Max (movie)
  13. Mad Max 2 – Road Warrior (movie)
  14. Mad Max – Fury Road (movie)
  15. Dawn of the Dead (movie)
  16. The Happening (movie)
  17. Right at Your Door (movie)
  18. The Crazies (movie)
  19. The Day After Tomorrow (movie)
  20. War of the Worlds (movie)
  21. Monsters (movie)
  22. The Mist (movie)
  23. Outbreak (movie)
  24. It Comes at Night (movie)
  25. 10 Cloverfield Lane (movie)
  26. Oblivion (movie)
  27. Waterworld (movie)
  28. Logan’s Run (movie)
  29. Escape for New York (movie)
  30. Terminator Salvation (movie)
  31. The Book of Eli (movie)
  32. 12 Monkeys (movie)
  33. The Last Ship (TV)
  34. The Walking Dead (TV)
  35. Falling Skies (TV)
  36. Jerico (TV)
  37. Fear the Walking Dead (TV)
  38. A Quiet Place (movie)
  39. City of Ember (movie)
  40. The Colony (movie)
  41. The Rover (movie)
  42. The Postman (movie)
  43. Edge of Tomorrow (movie)
  44. Battle: Los Angeles (movie)
  45. Annihilation (movie)
  46. The Darkest Hour (movie)
  47. The Divide (movie)
  48. The Maze Runner
  49. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (movie)
  50. Deep Impact (movie)