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. ...
Apple ID's two-factor and app-specific passwords leave a lot to be desired May 08, 2019 A grumpy discussion of why usable security matters. ...
Facebook Instant Articles: why hiding URLs hinders careful reading of media Apr 01, 2019 Free the URLs! They’re beautiful! ...