iTerm2 URL matching is pretty neat
Mar 20, 2021
For many years, other developers told me about iTerm2 and I ignored them. I really shouldn’t have. The stock macOS Terminal was fine, I thought. What a mistake.
There’s lots to love about iTerm2, including the ability to script it in Python. But a really amazing quick win is the support for Triggers. Triggers allow you to set a regular expression that gets acted on every time they appear in the terminal.
Too sarcastic for the Twitter joke police: an adventure in automated moderation
Feb 18, 2021
In which computers built by Silicon Valley-funded companies fail to get British humour.
Never trust a Time Machine made by a computer company
Dec 31, 2020
In which Apple makes me very, very weary.
Using AST parsing for deriving IAM rules
May 19, 2020
With enough metaprogramming, security can be fun.
That's not what the law says: the coronavirus regulations
Apr 08, 2020
If you want a rule of law, maybe read the law?
Hart contracts, not smart contracts
Feb 06, 2020
Why a philosophical argument shows the folly of Smart Contracts
The NHS Data Commandments and the memory hole
Feb 04, 2020
Back in 2018, the British government published a document on the World Wide Web. This happens fairly often. In fact, they have a whole publishing platform for this. I started writing a post critiquing this document, as I felt it was a poorly considered idea. Before I got around to publishing it, the document disappeared from the Internet. Life went on. I was busy, and there are always many more blog post drafts that don’t ever get written or published.
Essential reading on the MIT Media Lab
Sep 08, 2019
A peek inside the embattled Media Lab.
Making QR codes with cloud functions
Jun 07, 2019
How to use Google's Cloud Functions to... cope with Google's deprecation of their own APIs.