Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Beginning the Dissertation Journey

It's been awhile, a long awhile. But now it's time to start a new personal journey the Disseration Journey.

For the next twelve months, I will begin resarching, reading, and writing my Doctoral Disseration on Cybersecurity Education. I intend to successfully defend my disseration next summer in 2022. To accomplish this feat, I plan to write daily for at least an hour or two developing my ideas and thoughts for cleaning up and evenutally synthesizing for my final draft disseration.

I plan is to regulary post my progress on my disseration writing. While potentially fleshing out many of my curiosities to help clarify my writings and keep progressing to that final draft.


Thursday, December 27, 2018

Why do humans change behavior when cameras focus on them?

Having attended the Orlando Magic game last night, I noticed whenever one of the in-staduim, television cameras focused on an individual, the individual would, all of sudden, change his or her facial expressions and body language. This sudden change ranged from pointing at the overhead LED stadium display, to filming themselves with their smartphone, to dancing and singing, and other extreme demonstrations of garning more attention. But why? Do all humans need attention from other humans?

Is it because they have never been on television or an LED dispay? Or perhaps they are attempting gain more attention than the previous individual who was just displayed by camera? What if it is a product of a bigger issue such as attention gathering on social media. I tentatively call this phenomenon, cybernarcissim. Cybernarcissim is the result of individuals attempting to garner attention from the online self-promotion of themselves via selfies, videos, textual posts, etc.

In considering an oppposite perspective, one individual during last night's game hid her face once she realized she was on display in the stadium. The individual was a small young girl sitting in between her parents. From this observation, one may assume her resistance to self-promoting herself because she has not been exposed to online social media because of her age. Another argument is that she has a shy personality-type. Whether shy or too young for social media, not all individuals have the need to self-promote which I find quite interesting for continued research on human behavior and narcisstic traits.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Real Estate Transport Protocol Abstract for ARES18

The following abstract was submitted to the 2018 American Real Estate Society conference this spring in Bonita Springs, Florida. The aim is to focus on the infrastructure and transport areas for a new protocol called Real Estate Transport Protocol or RETP for short. I previously gave a talk at ARES back in 2012 on a request-response protocol by the name of Multiple Listing Service Network Protocol (MLSN). Future papers will focus on the messaging and security areas for both RETP and MLSN.

Title: Real Estate Transport Protocol: A Hub-and-Spoke Messaging System for Next Generation Multiple Listing Services

Current multiple listing services (MLS) operate as isolated systems due to tight coupling to their local markets and a lack of interoperability for provisioning listings outside of their local areas. Moreover, these legacy MLSs act as controlled gateways eliminating a network effect for maximizing marketability of listings to non-local buyers. This paper proposes a new, distributed messaging protocol called Real Estate Transport Protocol (RETP) for resolving weaknesses and inefficiencies present in today’s legacy MLSs. RETP provides a fire-and-forget messaging transport over assigned Internet port 32811. Implementing a virtualized infrastructure, RETP’s messaging protocol creates a hub-and-spoke network topology for provisioning listing messages to a centralized hub from connected nodes acting as network spokes similar to FedEx’s package shipping model. The results of this research offer three messaging use cases: node to hub, node to hub to node, and then finally, node to hub to multiple nodes. Immediate benefits realized from the implementation of RETP include, but not limited to, network scalability, data redundancy, and the potential of a national multiple listing service.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Netizen Zone Pilot Podcast

For my distance education course this semester, I was required to create a podcast covering our choice of educational topics. I chose the topic of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). DNSSEC falls under the area of internet governance and cybersecurity, two areas I have studied in the past and am studying currently. For creating the podcast, I used Audacity for editing and mixing the vocal and music tracks into an mp3 audio format.

The pilot podcast can be downloaded from here.

The Rundown

  • Introduction
  • Vision for Netizen Zone
  • Topic: DNSSEC
  • Closing remarks

Resource Links


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Google Video Advertising Certified

Adding to my current list of professional certifications, I took and passed the Google Video Advertising Certification exam. From studying for the exam, I gained key insights into how YouTube advertising works and how can be beneficial for organizations to promote their products and services using not only clickable ad links, but also video ads. My next goal is to take the Google Shopping exam and then at the end of the month, the Google Certified Educator exam which encompasses five tests: Gmail, Calendar, Sites, Docs and Drive, and Chrome Browser. The final two certifications remaining after the Google Educator certification are Google Trainer and Google Teacher which are both in my list of earning.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Predicting Season 31 Second Chance Cast

Following the conclusion of Season 30's live reunion, Season 31 Second Chance cast will be announced. The potentials for next season encompass all returnees from Survivor's classic seasons to modern seasons. For the past two weeks, I have been voting online for castaways who I think should play in Season 31. Below are the ten men and ten women voted by yours truly to play, hopefully.

10 Men for Season 31: Second Chance

  • Jim Rice
  • Keith Nale
  • Shane Powers
  • Stephen Fishbach
  • Jeff Varner
  • Spencer Bledsoe
  • Troyzan Robertson
  • Terry Deitz
  • Andrew Savage
  • Vtas Baskauskas

10 Women for Season 31: Second Chance

  • Kass McQuillen
  • Monica Padilla
  • Natalie Tenerelli
  • Sabrina Thompson
  • Tasha Fox
  • Teresa T-bird Cooper
  • Kelley Wentworth
  • Kelly Wigglesworth
  • Kimmi Kappenberg

From these ten men and ten women, my favorites to win are Kass McQuillen and Spencer Bledsoe due to their blossoming rivalry dating back to Season 28 Cagayan. Either way, this season should be not only entertaining, but also intriguing to watch for many reasons.


Prediction for Survivor 30 Winner

Once again, another season of Survivor is drawing to a conclusion. So, a final prediction is well in order for predicting who will become the Sole Survivor for Season 30 Worlds Apart. Last year, I correctly predicted that Natalie Anderson would win due to her actions taken during Season 29 along with her game play at the end. With that mind, here is my prediction for Season 30.

With just five castaways left, the obvious two choices, Mike and Carolyn, are the favorites to win. They have both won the majority of the immunity and reward challenges after the merge. However, each must win the final two immunity challenges in order to have a change to make it to the Final Tribal since they are the strongest players left at this point. This means if either Mike or Carolyn lose one of the final challenges, he or she will be voted out. In contrast, Will and Sierra are the weakest of the five remaining players. This would mean that they are not pressured to win, but in effect, able to lose both challenges and still make the Final Tribal Council due to their weaker game play, physical and strategic. Will and Sierra are most likely to be taken to the final three by either Mike and Carolyn which would make one of the stronger players, again, the winner and sole survivor. Will and Sierra may receive a vote or two for their efforts, but, in the end, it won't matter for either one of them.

Then, there is Rodney. The guy who has been imprisoned, or so to say, at camp escameca for the entire season. Besides winning a steak at the auction, Rodney has endured a unique journey when compared to the others this season, mentally and physically. He has not won any reward challenges nor taken part in any of them. A common visual of Rodney is his presence sitting in one of the camp chairs staring at the fire or eating a small portion of rice. His sitting at camp metaphorically represents his sitting on the sidelines of a basketball game or on a football field. This metaphor was developed earlier in the season by Rodney who suggested he was similar to the great Michael Jordan and Tom Brady for describing his game play. While attempting to vote out his number one nemesis Mike, Rodney has formed sub-alliances only to be denied by Mike winning immunity challenges. From the above statements and story line, my prediction is that Rodney will overcome Mike and then Carolyn for going on to win Sole Survivor this season. Rodney only needs to win one immunity challenge, the last one, to defeat either Carolyn or Mike, to go on to plead his underdog case in front of the jury. Undeniably, he receives more votes than Sierra and Will who receive, second and third places, respectively. Boston Rod's win solidifies his sports metaphors dictated earlier, his white air jordans worn, and his place among the other twenty-eight sole survivor winners as he becomes the twenty-ninth winner.