Reading and Writing to a GPG encrypted file “securely”

I have been using two commands blogged about by a friend Steve Harris to store my passwords on my mac osx laptop. He illustrated two commands “useful” and “viuseful” which open an gpg encrypted file using less and vi respectively. Opening the file in less,…

Leaving Garlik. In Search of New Adventures

Today I am writing a little note to say goodbye and big thank you to all at Garlik. After spending the last (nearly) 4 years of my life working, living, and breathing Garlik, I have decided to start a new adventure. Garlik was wonderful place…

Using Git

I have been making use of git, initially designed and developed by Linus Torvalds, over the last few years in both my personal and professional lives. Git is a fantastic piece of software, I have been using it for everything including document/paper writing, to adding…

shareNice : unintrusive social sharing

This post is about the shareNice social sharing widget I have been working on recently. I am pitching shareNice as a “uninstrusive social sharing” tool for webmasters. Webmasters can add shareNice to their websites if they want to let their users’ share the pages they…

Knocking up my own RSS reader

Since Newsgators RSS Reader asked me to supply them with a Google Account, becoming Google Reader, I gave up on the service. I using an RSS reader which would sync my laptop with my phone and when my phone became capable of reading interwebs when…

My Response to the NHS

My letter to the NHS Choices Team dated 2010-11-30 Hi Team NHS Choices, So, I just thought I would let you know that, as per my blog post, the NHS Choices website is sharing information with Facebook on pages which DONT have the Facebook Like…

NHS.uk allowing Google, Facebook, and others to track you

The NHS is allowing Google, Facebook, and others to track your http://www.nhs.uk/ browsing habits, regardless of the fact that people use the page to seek medical advice. It was recently pointed out to me that the NHS Choices website’s social features include the Facebook Like…

Disabling Referer Headers in Firefox

Given the awesome work detailed by Bala from AT&T, and some recent privacy related measures I have been taking in my Firefox browser (see https-everywhere and adblocking fb), I have decided to instruct my browser to stop sending the Referrer Header (nb: incorrectly referred to…

HTTPS: Making more use of SSL

There has been a lot of talk about how more and more people are using their laptops on public wifi connections, and with the advent of the Firesheep plugin, there has been a number of scares around session hijacking, and unencrypted login details being sent…

NQUADS -> TRIG … A Noddy Perl Script

I keep coming across nquads files, and libraptor doesn’t support this serialisation, it only supports quad-based TriG format. I knocked together a dirty perl file which will parse a nquads file to TriG if ever need be. You can find the perl file on my…