Author Archives: Brett

Brett, why are your car keys in the fridge?

“Well, it starts with the Japanese…” This is the point that my co-workers either start grinning and backing out of my office or I see the whites of their eyes as they roll violently… Poka-yoke is a Japanese term that means “mistake-proofing”. Enough bullshit. What the hell are you actually talking about? Car keys in […]

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Why businesses need to stop emailing passwords!

Every few weeks or so, a technical person on Twitter mentions to a business that they shouldn’t be receiving their login details in an email. It’s bad practice and not secure they scream… and the businesses carry on. In this post, without being technology specific or going into too much technical detail, I’m going to […]

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Conway’s Game of Life

The Game of Life is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970. It crossed my mind a couple of months ago so I wrote a quick and dirty implementation in C# one evening. It’s interesting because it has the power of a universal Turing machine which means that The Game […]

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I got a Raspberry PI

It arrived about a week ago. I’ve only found time to mess with it this past weekend and this is a basic overview of what I’ve managed to do so far. Setup:  Raspberry Pi HDMI USB Keyboard 8GB Apacer Class 10 SD Booting I started with the Debian Squeeze distro image as I’ve got some […]

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