C is Not C++!!! A superset of nothing useful I often hear those who really should know better giving the advice that before you learn to code in C++ you should first learn to code in C. At face value this would seem like reasonable advice; after all C++ is a superset of C and […]
Has a website abused your privacy, been a little too carefree with your password details or just plain stupid with their password policy? Let shame-on.it know and they’ll name and shame them for you!
Hey everyone (I assume someone reads this blog), it’s been a while since my last blog post. I have no real excuse other than to say I decided I need to take a little personal time to recharge my batteries. I’m back now and will be aiming to publish a new technical article on a weekly […]
So, my web hosting is provided by AtSpace.com and my DNS hosting is provided by Heart Internet. Why are they seperate? Well, it's simply that I originally purchased my domains with Heart but have changed web hosts a couple of times. Since my DNS is configured just how I like it and since it really […]
I recently passed my full motorcycle licence. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time but, only recently, actually decided to do something about it.
Regular readers (do I actually have any, I wonder?) of my blog may be wondering why I’ve not posted any new content for the last few weeks. First off, let me apologise for this. Secondly, let me explain why: I’ve been busy… in my new job! That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, everyone’s favourite evil one […]
As from Yesterday I am no longer gainfully employed by Last FM. After a lot of soul searching I have decided to move on. This decision was made in part because I feel I’d gone about as far as I could and in part because the vision of the future for the MIR team is […]
Passwords. They are ubiquitous. You can’t avoid them. Given all the amazing things that have been invented over the last 50 years or so there is still nothing that looks set to replace the humble password any time soon. Any thing you do online these days requires you to register an account. Often this is […]
Why is my bank limiting my Internet Banking password? “It must be between 8 and 12 characters long and can include letters and numbers only.”. This flies in the fact of all best practice when it comes to passwords.
About 7 years ago I decided I wanted to learn a little Spanish. I booked myself into a night class at the local university and spent about 4 months studying on a foundation course. I passed the course with an A grade; not conversational but enough of the basics to get by.
I’ve just spent the last week in Madrid with my good friend Infinity08. We originally made friends on Experts Exchange have over the last few years we’ve become very good friends. Infinity08 lives in Brussels in Belgium. I, of course, live in the UK. Clearly, it isn’t always easy to maintain a friendship over a […]
Really starting to get fed up with having to accept cookies on all sites I now visit thanks to EU legislation. Ironically, these are the same cookies I’ve been accepting since the Internet Cookie was conceived.