Blog (published in 2009)
Don't Shout At Your Computer
I got pointed in the direction of this whilst listening to Security Now. This is one of those things that when I heard it I thought "That's random" but as I thought about it more I thought "That actually makes sense".
Measured in human terms, the Internet - like the mouse - is approaching middle age. The Web is barely a teenager but, depending on exactly where you start counting from, the Net is nearer forty already. And it's a big machine now, consuming 5 per cent of the world's electricity so that we can send 2 million e-mails per second and click 100 billion times per day on some of its 55 trillion links.
The Strangeness of Retail and Hospitality
Don't get me wrong I'm sure most customers are quite intelligent people, sometimes perhaps out of their comfort zone (especially in a computer store) and sometimes you have to wonder if they actually lost all ability to think as they entered the shop. So from another site I randomly browsed to (Not Always Right) here are some stories:
More Random Things
I get it, I've been somewhat neglectful of my own site whilst working on others, so here goes a selection of some of the recent random stuff I've come accrss.
MERG Article - Object Oriented Programming
For the last half year or so I've been writing a regular article for the MERG Journal covering what I'm currently upto. I'm doing this mainly because my current big project allows me to dip into several areas typically of interest to MERG members. I'll be posting the articles (slightly edited) after they're printed. Typically the delay (between writing and posting here) will be a few months, so if you want to stay more upto date and get the deleted parts then join MERG.
MERG Article - TOTI Motherboard
Bit of a short article this time around, I'd hoped to have been able to afford to be somewhat further along with this mini project by now. So I'll just cover the starting of the design phase.