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Originally published internally 15 Dec 2015: I recently came to a realisation that every hire I’ve made has been for an aptitude to change rather than a given set of skills. This makes my most important interview question ‘how do you keep up to date with tech?’. Tech is changing all the time. I constantly […]


TL;DR The UK Labour Party has been running an ersatz signals intelligence (SIGINT) operation to identify and exclude members and supporters that they don’t want voting in their leadership election; people who under some sort of criteria are identified as enemies of the party. This should be terrifying, as the difference between enemy of the […]


I got an email from my bank yesterday telling me that they’re rolling out two factor authentication (2FA) to protect their my money from fraudsters. It looks like a pretty standard one time password (OTP) based scheme that will have a choice between mobile and physical tokens. They’re being pretty inflexible about the deployment model […]


Federated identity seems to have sneaked up on us. A couple of years back federated identity was some huge enterprisey thing that was costly and took time to implement. Then a bunch of service providers started to be identity providers, but there were no relying parties making the whole effort somewhat useless. Now it seems […]


BlackBerry OS 5

15May10

One of the side effects of getting a new machine was that I used BlackBerry Desktop for the first time in ages. When it started up I was offered an upgrade to the newer 5.x OS, which I went ahead with (luckily I wasn’t in a hurry). Here’s my experience of running the new OS […]