Sunday, June 23, 2013

Appalachian Security

This is just too funny to keep to myself. This was written about 3 years ago by a former colleague of mine who was the PM for our Application Security group. He wrote it when I announced that I was leaving the Application Security team to join the Information Security team under Corporate Security.  I happened to run across it again as I was cleaning out stuff in preparation for my last day at CenturyLink (which was Friday, 6/21/2013).  It was originally posted along with a photo of The Beverly Hillbillies' character, Jed Clampett. Out of respect for Buddy Ebsen, who played Jed Clampett, I've chosen not to include the photo so as not to diminish Ebsen's legacy by being associated with me.

Naturally, this was meant to be accompanied by the original theme song from the Beverly Hillbillies. Now maybe if I can just get Gary McGraw and Where’s Aubrey to record it... :)

Appalachian Security
by Mark Hersman (July 2010)

Come and listen to a story about a man named Kev
A poor engineer, barely kept his family fed,
Then one day he was "working" on an app,
His pager started beeping, nearly woke him from his nap.

Awake that is , Consciousness.

Well the first thing you know ol Kevs got a scare,
His judgement says "Kev get away from there"
Says "The Lavratory is the place you ought to be"
So he slips Hanbin the pager, and he goes to take a ……...

A break, that is. Quiet time.

Well now its time to say goodbye to Kev and all the guys.
And they would like to thank fer usin ClearTrust APIs.
You're all invited back again to this locality
To have a heapin helpin of app security

Kevin style that is. Set a spell, Take your shoes off.

Y'all come back now, y'hear?