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safe computing – passwords

Have you ever done something despite the knowledge that it isn’t really safe?  This generic sentence could be anything from jaywalking to unprotected sex. In my case, the situation is perhaps a both more mundane and a 21st century problem.  I do … Continue reading

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Chasing the little green lock

I wanted for the longest time to both convert this blog from http to https. Computers are ever more powerful and my site is pretty simple – it should not have been a big deal.  Not only that but with the … Continue reading

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ripping compact discs to audio files

Perhaps it is not necessary for another article about how to convert cd’s to a format that can be used on our mp3 or ogg music players.  I have used k3b program for extracting ogg files in the past. I … Continue reading

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software development the easy way …

Is there really an easy way for software development?  Over time there has been an increasing number of different attempts at providing the silver bullet to faster better development.  The solutions have ranged from the tools such as adding syntax … Continue reading

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AWS – CLI

I am rather a command line person myself so in retrospect I was a bit surprised that I didn’t leap to the AWSCLI command line program.  This tool lets you do from your shell what you might have had to … Continue reading

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Simplicity in development or syntactic sugar

Computing is a pretty big field so it is not always possible to stay on top of every little (or big) framework or enhancement that comes down the line.  I am happy to be involved in software development so I … Continue reading

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AWS – Fun with S3 Buckets

My last post was discussing the S3 bucket which can be used as more than a simple dumb disk for storing family photos or videos. One of the more interesting things that can be done with an S3 bucket is … Continue reading

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AWS – S3 and Simple Notifications

Individual Amazon web services are actually quite amazing all on their own but they are really neat when you start to use them together. There probably isn’t anyone who in their life hasn’t had a sdcard or hard disk fill … Continue reading

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More posts to love

Just in case you haven’t noticed it yet the Paranoid professor has doubled our staff. My youngest wanted to balance the computing and other world news with news of sport. We will still cover all the usual technical positions but … Continue reading

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The internet is for … porn

  HP 1312 color laser printer Perhaps I am pretty easily persuaded by the brand as quite a few years back I purchased a HP color printer – the 1312 multi function printer to be exact. It is a bit … Continue reading

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