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Welcome! This is my tech blog, my personal feed, and generally home to some of my private ideas, thoughts, rants, etc...
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Campaign to name Planet 9: "Nibiru" (22 January 2016)
I'm campaigning for the 9th planet in our solar system to be named "Nibiru." On 20th January 2016, astronomers at Caltech released into the public domain robust evidence for the existance of an extra planet at the outskirts of ou ...
Recreational archaeology (28 October 2015)
I took my son for a walk over the wilderness between Bengeo and Waterford at the weekend. He found a couple of nice fossils -- various extinct marine invertebrate species from the Jurassic period. I collected a number of similar specimens from the same ...
I've just sold one of the first domains I ever bought: anyproperty.com (23 January 2015)
I've just sold one of the first domains I ever bought: anyproperty.com. Feels like saying goodbye to an old friend. I had such big plans for it all those years ago. Has it really been 15 years? I'd started building the website on Sunday af ...
Destiny: this video game will be huge! (28 July 2014)
On 9 September 2014 a major new video game title will be released: Destiny. This is arguably the biggest product, not just in the history of the gaming industry, but in the history of entertainment. At $500 million the budget for this gam ...
Iovation: security in online casino platforms (27 February 2014)
Despite the periodic headlines about worldwide online services being hacked, nobody has ever heard about online casinos facing this kind of problem. So how do online casinos manage to keep your account safe? Of course they are using all advanced s ...