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1. Cameo

I'm an Information Technology Specialist in the US Army civil service. Experience includes operating and defending Internet systems going back to 1995 for both the public and private sectors. Previous experience includes serving ten years in submarine force for the US Navy as an Electronics Technician. Current interests include Linux/BSD based computer systems, and amateur radio.

2. ISC2 Central Mississippi Chapter

The ISC2 Central Mississippi Chapter is comprised of ISC2 members and non-members who are interested in the cybersecurity industry and profession, as well as advancing the ISC2 vision of inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Our chapter provide members with opportunities to share knowledge, grow professionally, educate others, and collaborate on projects.

2.1. Meetings

The chapter meets the second Tuesday of each month. See the ISC2 Central Mississippi Chapter forum for specifics.

3. Amateur radio operations (KG5JCO)

3.1. MissLou Emergency Net

The MissLou Emergency Net is dedicated to training for emergency communications. It is a formal, or directed net with a single net control station (NCS) that manages its operation for a given session.

The NCS operator calls the net to order at its designated start time, periodically calls for participants to join, listens for them to answer (or check in), keeps track of the roster of stations for that particular net session, and generally orchestrates the operation of the net. A different station is usually designated NCS for each net session. Overall operation and scheduling of NCS assignments and net sessions is managed by the net manager.

Aside from the weekly sessions, the MissLou Emergency Net may be activated for local emergencies, SKYWARN, and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) activations. When the MissLou Emergency Net is active, the repeater is closed to other activity.

3.1.1. Date and time

The net is held Sunday evening at 8:00 PM local time in Vicksburg Mississippi, and the surronding area.

3.1.2. Frequency

The frequency is 147.27 MHz FM, +0.6 offset, PL 100 Hz.

4. Links

4.1. Web sites that are operated and maintained

4.1.1. ISC2 Central Mississippi Chapter

A forum dedicated to strengthening the influence, diversity and vitality of the cybersecurity profession.

4.1.2. Rockman gear

A line of equipment designed and produced by Scholz Research & Development (SR&D) Inc. The company was founded by musician and engineer Tom Scholz to design and manufacture music technology products.

  1. Rockman Gear Up

    A forum for SR&D equipment users, intended to provide a meeting place on the Internet for the users of SR&D designed gear, along with the re-released equipment sold by Dunlop.


    An informational site about Rockman gear that describes the concept, design, products, and other information.

4.2. Linux/BSD links

4.2.1. Debian

Debian, also known as Debian GNU/Linux, is a Linux distribution composed of free and open-source software and optionally non-free firmware or software. It is developed by the community-supported Debian Project.

4.2.2. FreeBSD

FreeBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system descended from the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). The current version runs on x86, ARM, PowerPC and RISC-V processors. The project is supported and promoted by the FreeBSD Foundation.

4.2.3. OpenBSD

OpenBSD is a security-focused, free and open-source, Unix-like operating system based on the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). The OpenBSD project emphasizes portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security, and integrated cryptography.

4.3. Lisp programming

4.3.1. GNU Emacs

GNU Emacs is a free software text editor. It was created by GNU Project founder Richard Stallman, based on the Emacs editor developed for Unix operating systems. Its tag line is "the extensible self-documenting text editor."

4.3.2. CLiki the Common Lisp wiki

CLiki is a Common Lisp wiki hosted by The Common Lisp Foundation. CLiki contains resources for learning about and using the programming language Common Lisp, and information about DFSG-compliant free software implemented in Common Lisp.

4.3.3. Implementations

  1. Embeddable Common-Lisp (ECL)

    Embeddable Common Lisp (ECL) is a small implementation of the ANSI Common Lisp programming language that can be used stand-alone or embedded in extant applications written in C. It creates OS-native executables and libraries from Common Lisp code, and runs on most platforms that support a C compiler. The ECL runtime is a dynamically loadable library for use by applications. It is distributed as free software under a GNU Lesser Public License (LGPL) 2.1+.

  2. GNU Common Lisp (GCL)

    GNU Common Lisp (GCL) is the GNU Project's ANSI Common Lisp compiler, an evolutionary development of Kyoto Common Lisp. It produces native object code by first generating C code and then calling a C compiler. GCL runs under eleven different architectures on Linux, and under FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

  3. Steel Bank Common Lisp (SBCL)

    Steel Bank Common Lisp (SBCL) is a free Common Lisp implementation that features a high-performance native compiler, Unicode support and threading. It is open source software, with a permissive license. In addition to the compiler and runtime system for ANSI Common Lisp, it provides an interactive environment including a debugger, a statistical profiler, a code coverage tool, and many other extensions.

4.4. Amateur radio

4.4.1. American Radio Relay League (ARRL)

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) represents the interests of amateur radio operators before federal regulatory bodies, provides technical advice and assistance to amateur radio enthusiasts, supports a number of educational programs and sponsors emergency communications service throughout the country.

The ARRL is the primary representative organization of amateur radio operators to the US government. The ARRL is also the international secretariat of the International Amateur Radio Union, which performs a similar role internationally, advocating for amateur radio interests before the International Telecommunication Union and the World Administrative Radio Conferences.

4.4.2. Vicksburg Amateur Radio Club (VARC)

The Vicksburg Amateur Radio Club (VARC) is a local Amateur Radio club in Vicksburg Mississippi. VARC maintains repeaters on 2M and 70cm. It meets on the third Monday of each month at Goldies BBQ, 2430 S Frontage Rd, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Author: Robert B. Carleton

Created: 2024-04-01 Mon 12:26