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  1. O’Reilly Software Architecture 2017

    October 27, 2018

    I presented a session at O’Reilly Software Architecture conference London describing a set of practical application security principles that I’ve developed over the years. It went down very well, with great evaluations. Thanks to all who came, good to know that most attendees got something from it.

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  2. S-99 (Ninety Nine Scala Problems) for Offline Use

    June 20, 2010

    I’m in the process of learning Scala and recently discovered Phil Gold’s set of 99 Scala Problems.  I’ve been working through the easier ones and found them very useful and was planning to continue on a long flight I have tomorrow.  However, I found that the site wasn’t available as an offline archive for use…

  3. Support Bletchley Park

    April 30, 2010

    Bletchley Park in the UK (near Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire) was a WW2 code breaking centre, but today is probably best known as the place where Alan Turing, Tommy Flowers and a huge team of brilliant people pioneered the technology that was to become the digital computer, in order to automate the process of cryptographic…

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  4. Demand better in Government IT Procurement

    February 10, 2010

    I saw from a Twitter post that Rob Bowley has created an interesting petition on the 10 Downing Street web site: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/ITProcessReview/ He’s asking for “a review of the out-of-date manner in which government IT projects are undertaken“, going on to say that the current string of failures is “… mainly due to […] demanding…

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  5. Getting the Hard Drive out of a 2006 iMac

    December 28, 2009

    My early 2006 iMac gave up the ghost a few days before Christmas and refused to respond at all to being switched on, so it was clear that something pretty terminal must be wrong with it and I replaced it with a new aluminium iMac.  (As an aside, this went much more smoothly than expected…