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Summer of Tech Meet and Greet

Next week on Tuesday, the Summer of Tech Meet and Greet will be going down range. I’m looking forward to it! It’s going to be interesting to be attending this year’s meet and greet on the other sid...

The First Post on a new Blog Stack!

This now constitutes v3.0 of my personal website and sounding board. It’s been a long journey from some bloated and slow bootstrap template that I picked up and cannibalised, to a bespoke website ...

Blood Donations

I’m donating blood today. It’ll be my 20th donation. Probably around 4 were whole blood, another 6 were plasma, the remaining 10 being apheresis aka platelet donations. I’m O- so my blood is quite ...

Update 2 :: I need sleep edition

On Thursday my son, Tobias, will be one month old. The days are getting longer but the weeks are getting shorter! I’ve been neglecting this platform, but haven’t forgotten about it. At Uni, exams ...

Update re lack of posts

I have been offline for a long long time. Here’s the situation. Last Friday, my wife Laura and I found out she is 34 weeks pregnant with a potentially life threatening complication, forcing her t...

Scrambler Program Update 2

I’ve decided that it’s not accurate to call the python project a crypto project..yet. Initially it will be a text scrambler of some kind. I’m also taking a bit of time off the project to work on ma...

Simple Crypto Program Integrity Call

Okay, so it’s not really crypto. At least not yet. I started writing the GUI in tkinter, but have decided to try a newer tech called Kivy - which allegedly has multitouch support and other such fea...

Why Hash Functions are cool

I had a bit of down time after work today so I thought I would go over some hash functions. I never really got hash tables. Like truly understood them. I could see the purpose but where was the ju...

On fiddling with DNS

Note to self: Be patient when changing domain name. This site was down for most of the day today because I was an impatient prick. Be patient!

The Internship Experience Part II

In hindsight I feel like I focussed more on the soft skills needed to get an internship and how to actually go about it, so this time I’ll provide a bit of insight into the actual technical skills ...