More Cobb Blogging

Stephen Cobb with/out hat/beardThe Stephen Cobb Blog is not the only place that my writing appears online. I post to some other blogs, some for work, some for play. I do not subscribe to the unified theory of blogging (“an individual should have one blog to which they post all their stuff”).

As someone who wears many hats, but sometimes goes bare-headed (see montage on left) I’m just not that unified. Maybe I’ll get there one day. But for now, the best I can do is this provide a list:

  • We Live Security: A great place for information security news (often referred to these days as cybersecurity news) plus detailed technical analysis of malicious code threats, and a lot of helpful stuff, like how to avoid malware infections, online scams, and other nasty maladies of the digital age. Written by my colleagues at ESET, the Slovakia-based Internet security company, which includes some very smart researchers, and me.
  • Scobb on Security: This was my first blog. I started it in June of 2005 as “Scobb’s Blog” and it was named a 2006 “Blog of Note!” (so technically I am an award-winning blogger). I later  changed the name because my posts there were mainly focused on information security (and I had created Cobbsblog for more personal stuff).
  • LinkedIn articles: I have placed several items there to reach fellow information security professionals. I plan to use the platform more in the future.
  • Medium: I am trying out this publishing platform to see how well it works for my “wise observer” content, such things as thoughts on cyber treaties and policy.
  • Celtic Curse Hemochromatosis Blog: Started back in 2010 as an effort to raise awareness of hemochromatosis, the most common genetic killer in America. It nearly killed my partner and best friend, Chey Cobb, and left her with chronic pain and unable to work. Most doctors are woefully ignorant of hemochromatosis – spelled haemochromatosis in some countries and also called Celtic Curse, Bronze Diabetes, and Iron Overload.

Older content locations, no longer maintained:

  • The Dare Not Walk Alone Blog: Created to support the movie. The movie won an award. That made me an award winning producer, but sales of the movie were killed by piracy.
  • Cobb on the Road: This is where I post, very intermittently, stuff about travel and mechanical travel-enabling devices, like electric vehicles and steam trains.
  • The Rural Broadband Blog: I fired this up to spread awareness of the plight of rural Americans who lack free and open access to affordable broadband that many of their city-dwelling cousins take for granted. I regret to say I have not been active on this blog since moving to the city, which sounds shallow, but I am active in this arena in other ways.
  • Cobb on Arts and Entertainment: Posts about things I see, hear, and read that are worth mentioning. Again, posting is sporadic.
  • Monetate Marketing Optimization Blog: I created this in 2008 while working for Monetate, to educate the market for software that can test and target website content. Wrote an average of one blog post per week for three years (that content has since been retired although the company continues to do well).

My writings may live on at a couple more sites out there, but I can never seem to find the time to round them up and spruce them up so that I can link to them here.