On the Surface

On Monday, I had my arm injected with cortisone which had been injured at the end of June with bursitis and rotator cuff after a misjudging with step I was on. So far, the injection hasn’t led to any improvement at all, in fact the arm is worse if you can believe it, it’s now... Continue Reading →

You’ve ‘still’ got mail

Several years ago I swapped my Gmail account away from Apple’s mail programs on iOS, but more particularly macOS as the latter was just doing weird things with this mail platform. I swapped to Microsoft Outlook and thought all was going well, until they too made changes recently. Now, i am none too sure whether... Continue Reading →

Curse of a million swipes

When Apple replaced the home button on the iPhone with a software equivalent we doubtless rejoiced. The old home buttons were prone to failure with frequent use, thus their software equivalents with no physical parts could only be better, right? Generally, yes. Sometimes, no. We gained a little extra screen realestate with the button’s disappearance,... Continue Reading →

Just turn it off

Oh the frustration of using an Azure Labs virtual environment. Firstly, it takes about five minutes to spin up your environment before you can begin remoting to your space. Then, it’s slower than a wet week and your virtual machines run in Windows that are clearly based upon vga monitors; yuck! I have been working... Continue Reading →

Lipstick won’t change the pig

Started my next unit in the Masters degree yesterday, thus focusing on network security. They’ve asked that we use not only the standard Kali Linux used by cyber security professionals but also Ubuntu. I’m curious the latter given it’s just another Linux variant, but guess I’ll learn why as we go along. What immediately struck... Continue Reading →

Support; because you matter to us?

Having migrated over the weekend to a MacBook Pro with the M1 processor I also needed to update my version of Windows to that of Windows 10 Arm edition, available via their insider preview program. I needed to migrate the Windows license I’d used on the old Mac to this, however got nowhere and had... Continue Reading →

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