BBC News has a front page story about a petition to the government to phase out the use of IE6. Historically, ceasing to use IE has always been a good idea in my book, and IE6 is now very outdated (it’ll be nine years old in August). What caught my eye, however, was the following […]
Last week I received a replacement credit card. Attached to the card was a sticker, telling me that I had to call the company so that they could register it’s safe arrival and enable it for my use. I called them immediately and we went through the usual security shenanigens (inside leg measurement, favourite adverb, […]
My local convenience store is typical of any corner store; there’s perhaps 100 square meters of shop space, with security cameras at the end of each aisle and (as featured on every smash-and-grab TV show) extra cameras focused on the checkout. The cameras curtail shoplifting, and the new Chip and PIN payment system reduces fraud. […]
Hopefully I just spoiled a spammer’s whole week. How? I bought the domain that he’s trying to promote (MyNiceMailAt.com) before he did.
Reverse engineering of a real world object like the Eiffel Tower, would require a few theodolites, perhaps a tape measure or two and a big sheet of paper, in order to create a set of blueprints from which an identical tower could be built.