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Friday 9 February 2018
by Wulf
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Jumping Up

Yesterday I finally took the jump of upgrading my MacBook Pro from macOS Sierra to macOS High Sierra. Most of the time I have made the annual autumn upgrade earlier but this one changes the underlying file system so I … Continue reading

Tuesday 2 January 2018
by Wulf
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Back to the Day Job

I’ve just had a peek and I’ve got the best part of 200 new emails waiting for me at work. Mind you, at a glance, I’d say that almost all of them are spam, so routine job #1 (junking the … Continue reading

Friday 1 December 2017
by Wulf
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Tiring Renewal

I discovered this morning that something had gone awry with one of the web servers at work. I’m not normally in on a Friday but was only a phone call away. The problem was related to SSL certificates, which I … Continue reading

Monday 27 November 2017
by Wulf
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Black and White

I don’t know the origin of this image, found in SecurityNow podcast show notes, but as someone with a bit of experience in using computers, dating back into (small numbers) of decades, I found this rather amusing. YMMV.  

Wednesday 8 November 2017
by Wulf
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Downloadkill sounds to me like either a (probably schlocky) sci fi novel or a (probably equally schlocky) metal band. However, it turns out to be a phrase used in South Korea to refer to the suicides resulting from the malignant … Continue reading

Thursday 26 October 2017
by Wulf
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Flash Fill

Flash Fill is a wonderfully clever trick that has been available in Microsoft Excel for Windows since Office 2013. It helps split or combine data that has a simple structure. For example if you had a list of forenames and … Continue reading