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


Linux likes the Netgear N150… and so do I

In my new occupation, I continue to treat myself to new kit purchase essential new equipment for my business. I've already blogged on my experiences with printers on Linux and now I've started using a new wireless adapter I'd like to give that a shout-out too. Like printers, I had mixed experiences of wireless adapters ... more


Why I Like Linux (One Tiny Reason Further)

I use the Linux operating system at my place of work (I'll refrain from revealing the flavour, lest we descend into religious wars). Because we do not have servers to provide common data storage or processing power off-site, I leave my machine running constantly and it acts as a server so I may access my ... more