Is this the price we pay?

The last few days have been bad for decent people and good for cyber criminals.  The world has witnessed one of the biggest cyber attacks with the release of Wanna Decryptor or WannaCry and its subsequent variants.  The cyber-attack has hit more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries and the Europol chief, Rob Wainwright warned … Continue reading Is this the price we pay?

A year of work in progress – day 220

Day 220 – 19 December 2014 Have you ever imagined what it would be like to navigate in space? I mean deep space. Back here on Earth in a sort of Euclidian way it is easy. We can safely assume that getting from B to A is just the reverse of getting from A to … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 220

A year of work in progress – day 219

Day 219 – 18 December 2014 Four meetings with your boss in one day! Who arranged this? OK, I don’t mind meeting up with him, I have some things to say and we get on well enough but you can have too much of a good thing. One of them is our Resources Management Team … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 219

A year of work in progress – day 218

Day 218 – 17 December 2014 I wrote this during breaks in a Microsoft event at the Hilton Hotel in Gateshead. I was logged on to Durham’s system using our virtual private network and through the hotel’s wireless network. I had caught up with my email however before I had left home to get the … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 218

A year of work in progress – day 217

Day 217 – 16 December 2014 I don’t think that I’ve ever been to Derby before that is until today. I’d been passed it, perhaps even through it but don’t recall ever stopping there. I might have been there for the football in the dark and distant past. This morning five of us made the … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 217

A year of work in progress – day 214

Day 214 – 11 December 2014 Assuming that I am not struck down by pestilence or God’s will then there are ten days left of this blog. You may recall that I set out to achieve the same number of things this year and so it felt like a good idea to finish off with … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 214

A year of work in progress – day 213

Day 213 – 10 December 2014 Despite the weather bomb the 4:45 pulled away on time from Newcastle Central Station. Leaving home at such an ungodly hour reminded me of the years that I worked in Cambridge when I would regularly leave at such time in the morning. All that was on the road were … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 213