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 →

The long update

As a geek having the latest and greatest gadgets and tech is always top of mind. Ensuring your computers and devices are kept up to date with all their patches is part of the fun, especially if you’re a Windows user, I believe for them it comes in the form of a Neverending Story (or... Continue Reading →

Which way forward?

Search as I might I have yet to find a solution that doesn’t require me to develop an application myself for what I would have thought something rather simple. With my studies came developing a raft of terminology that is useful to keep abreast of throughout my course. The problem, this is only going to... Continue Reading →

All went black

Fridays I work from home and also meet via Microsoft Teams with my Supervisor. Typically, all goes well and the hour we have set aside isn’t actually required, then there was this Friday where nothing went to plan. Our meeting started as normal, though a tad later. As we got to talking about various things... Continue Reading →

Old is new

At work I'd been using a leased Dell laptop since 2017, running Windows 10 with a touch screen it hadn't been too bad a machine for a non-Mac, but with time it began to suffer that usual Windows performance degradation issue associated with patching and general use. When I one-time owned PCs I'd get around... Continue Reading →

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