GS Training With Académie Ridaventure

Posted on October 06, 2019 in Live to Ride, Ride to Live

I did a one day off-road skills training event with Claude Gagné of Académie Ridaventure (not to be confused, I think, with the forums) organized through Ottawa Motorrad / Ottawa Goodtime Centre. This event was significantly more “hardcore” vs. the event from the previous weekend. All “level 1 GS …

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GS Training with BMW MC Ottawa

Posted on September 29, 2019 in Live to Ride, Ride to Live

The BMW Motorrad Club of Ottawa is developing an off-road skills program, and I was invited to participate in an initial trial run. Very basic off-road GS skills including leaning the bike on off-road surfaces, emergency stopping with reduced traction, hill climbs, etc. Nothing too challenging, except at the very …

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An Unscheduled Vehicular Dismount

Posted on July 28, 2019 in Live to Ride, Ride to Live

I had a little wipe out on my moto today. Nothing serious, no injuries, an alarmingly slow speed low side slide out. Some details here.


Anlas Capra X

Posted on July 22, 2019 in Live to Ride, Ride to Live

With plans to do some off-road stuff on my moto, I bought some appropriate rubber. I posted a bit of a running review over on the R1200GS forums. The Coles Notes version is: I don’t have much off-road experience to compare these tires to, but they seemed to work …

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The Arai XD-4

Posted on July 22, 2019 in Live to Ride, Ride to Live

I have a Shoei RF-1200 head. The RF-1200 in an XL is the best fitting and most comfortable helmet I have owned, yet when my lovely all white RF-1200 with its extremely cool Mass Effect and Destiny the Game stickers was due for replacement, my eyes started …

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Auth0 Flask Tools

Posted on February 06, 2019 in Software Development

Another Auth0 project, this time using Flask and the Auth0 python SDK. First up: build my own interface for managing users in an Auth0 hosted user database. The main reason for doing this is to expose user_metadata and app_metadata for editing by an authorized user.

You can edit metadata in …

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Disqus Power Up

Posted on February 06, 2019 in Technology

So, for the five people (were they people?) who hit this non-blog last month, I added Disqus to the site. I don’t use Disqus much myself (no one needs to read my bad takes … wait, … thinkyface.gif) but, much like this blog, it was an opportunity to play with …

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Password Expiry is a Terrible Policy

Posted on January 29, 2019 in Information Security

A pet peeve, and an opinion, triggered by a recent experience:

Regularly occuring enforced password expiry is a terrible policy, whether it is every 60 days, or every 12 months. As a policy, it encourages users to choose the minimally secure password. Given a set of password complexity requirements (length …

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Auth0 Command Line Utilities

Posted on January 14, 2019 in Software Development

Not to be confused with my authzero command line interface, this repo contains general purpose python scripts for interfacing with the Auth0 Management API.

authzero - A CLI for the Auth0 Management API

Posted on January 14, 2019 in Software Development

I started work on a command line interface for the Auth0 Management API. The tool is built with TypeScript, oclif, node.js, and Auth0’s node-auth0 SDK.

$ authzero --help
Auth0 Command Line Interface

  authzero/0.0.0 darwin-x64 node-v11.6.0

  $ authzero [COMMAND]

  client      Get …

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