I like backing stuff up. I have not yet actually had a computer crash on me and lose everything, but I do quite regularly reinstall Windows XP when it gets too slow. To make this an effortless process I used to have the C:\Documents and Settings folder live on a different partition, so when I reinstalled Windows … Continue reading Online backups
I travel on the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow every weekday for university, and just before the train zooms past a village called Lenzie, there are these beautifully haunting ruins in a field right next to the train track. I always assumed they were separate buildings – perhaps a church, a town hall and some sort … Continue reading Woodilee Mental Asylum
2 weeks ago I was writing an essay on the Open Computer Forensics Architecture (OCFA). I gave up trying to get OCFA to work in the end as it was just a total pain. The documentation is awful, and the error messages it spews out are not useful. Steven spent a few hours looking at their … Continue reading The Future of Encryption?
I was watching a TV show yesterday evening called History of Now - The Story of the Noughties (BBC2 10pm) which mentioned a piece of software called Mosaic invented in the 2000s. Mosaic is a product from Experian that classifies the entire country into 11 main groups of people, with 61 subgroups, and is based primarily on where people live (i.e … Continue reading Mosaic