The ideal gift for your computer-illiterate loved one

I'm running a crowd funding campaign right now to raise money for the publication of my book, Brown Dogs and Barbers. It is a popular science title that explains the fundamentals of computer science so that anyone can understand them. Although it's proven informative even to IT veterans (read what Professor Cornelia Boldyreff kindly wrote ... more


FLOSS alternatives for the post-PRISM era

In this post, I'll describe a few alternative FLOSS programs for any proprietary software you might be using to handle your sensitive data. Exactly how FLOSS makes life harder for peeping toms I'll describe in a follow-up post. (Edit: You'll find  that follow-up post here.) Background In recent months we've learned about how the national ... more


The Oddity of the Pre-facto Quotation

I spend less time than ever these days reading about politics, not that I ever had a great interest to begin with, but I happen across the odd news report from Blighty now and again, just to stay knowledgeable throughout my exile from the Kingdom. I don't know quite how long this particularly oddity that ... more