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Tobacconists hate him.
Dad, full-stack web developer (Django, Vue, 11ty, etc), Ubuntu Member, Ask Ubuntu Moderator, photographer and woodworker. Welcome to my personal blog where I get over-excited about a whole raft of different topics, mostly technical.
Tobacconists hate him.
But what will people download Chrome with now?
This site is now powered by a static site generator called 11ty. It’s awesome! I’ll try to explain some of my favourite things about it and reasons you might prefer it to stalwarts in the SSG arena.
While I was busy aging like soft cheese, someone killed-off* RSS.
It used to be everywhere, now it’s gone; hidden or dead. How do you kids stay up to date with the websites you like? Do you know what RSS does? How are websites supposed to advertise update-subscriptions?
I’ve been doing this web thing a while, and in finally dropping IE11 support for my last few projects, I’ve been able to use raw CSS —not somebody else’s framework— and it’s been lovely to see how far CSS has come.
Suzie was a cat and I was her human. And that’s how things were for 15 years. This is an obituary for the best cat I’ve ever known, bar none.
django-multifactor to make your Django websites extra-secure by requiring a secondary authentication factor. Disclaimer: I made this.
Schools often aren’t the most clued-up when it comes to understanding privacy and security, but the companies and service providers that that work with them —and take on all sorts of child data— really need to watch what they’re doing.
Nobody should be handing out my daughter’s fingerprints to strangers, right?
Another day, another crippling botnet attack from yet another army of conscripted IoT devices.
As we continue to shovel piles of crappy abandoned devices onto our networks, why aren’t we monitoring and curtailing what these devices do on our networks? Why don’t we care any more? Have we given up on network security?
My better half is a junior doctor. She works insanely long hours and cares completely for her patients. When you can see how much it costs somebody as conscientious as she is to walk out on strike, it’s all the more frustrating that press coverage so spotty, confusing and often insulting.
The underlying issue is so simple: There aren’t enough doctors.
Five words to chill the heart. Becki from E&L, the people who insure my cameras, wrote to me today to let me know the outstanding news that I get to pay more money for something I never asked for.
I’m not sure why I’m so surprised…
Governments want to intercept all terrorist communication but… they can’t. You can talk online with perfect secrecy if you know what you’re doing. Their solution to this is banning strong encryption. Most people have probably switched off but this will affect you (and won’t stop terrorists).
We have seen a sharp increase in the number of PearOS questions appearing on Ask Ubuntu. The reason it doesn’t work any more is because it’s an abandoned project that is based on a version of Ubuntu that is now also dead. It has more holes than a colander and will all-but-guarantee your system gets compromised.
Even if you’re leaving your media centre behind while you travel this Christmas, you don’t have to be without all your media. I’m going to show you that in just a few steps you can access all your TV and movies remotely on an Android device over a nice, secure SSH connection.
If you asked developers to describe Python you might hear: easy, dynamic and slow; but a recent impromptu game of Code Golf showed me that Python can actually be pretty competitive, even against compiled languages like C and C++ when you use the right interpreter: Pypy.