Been busy this summer

I realize I’ve been neglecting my blog for the past few months but I have my reasons. Since I last posted I have gotten married, went on a honeymoon, and been busy with a full work and class load.

On the research front, Dr. Gamble and I have been working on a semantic model for denoting security requirements embedded in government standards documents. While we’ve been working on formalizing these security requirements for awhile now, we are now on the verge of a journal quality paper.  I can’t spill the beans quite yet – but I can say it should have a fairly large impact in the world of government non-compliance analysis.

On the home front, Erin and I have finally settled in. Since June, we’ve organized and arranged the house to fit all of her stuff in and have been working both outside and in to improve the look and feel of the house. Outside we’ve torn up the grass, root and stump filled flower beds. In their place we’ve put Terracotta stones, a sprinkler system, fresh compost/dirt, weed fabric and mulch. It really is looking quite nice, although we have one more section to finish before the winter.

The weather is nice and the entropy of my life’s random variables seems relatively low right about now – which, after recent times, is quite nice. Good to be back!

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