To Be

When I was about 10 or 11 I stumbled upon a short animation on TV one evening that had a huge impact on me. It was one of the first times I considered that stories, especially sci-fi stories could make people really think about a whole range of different ideas []

Company Culture

I'm not sure who originally authored this but it's pretty fantastic and so true: Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to []

CloudAtCost Review - How Not To Do Customer Service

The following is my review of CloudAtCost's services and customer support, or lack thereof. First things first. I rarely complain to any company and when I do I don't usually make a big deal of it. However, when it comes to CloudAtCost I want to make sure that as many []

Heartbleed - My Advice

Since the news regarding Heartbleed I've been asked for advice from different people. Background: Heartbleed is a flaw in the SSL encryption used by any website that uses OpenSSL. Traffic between your PC and a secure site is encrypted but this security flaw allows an attacker access to small pieces []

What I'm Watching

Having cut the cord a few years back I've not really been keeping up on the latest TV shows. I've caught the likes of Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones but I wouldn't have a clue what's new on most of the big networks. This is also due to the []

Less

'There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.' - G.K. Chesterton []

The Value of Content

Back in the heyday of Napster and other P2P clients and right around the time when Bitorrent started to become a thing I was one to speak highly of illegally downloading albums. My main reason was not the rather compelling cost of $0 but rather that it was far easier []