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If encryption was a key

Since the Charlie Hebdo attack in paris you may have seen stories in the press like this and this about David Cameron's plan to ban encryption, which it seems President Obama now supports, specifically Cameron said: “[I]n our country, do we want to allow a means of...

Building 3d printers at #HackTheLibrary? | HackOldham

I'm going to be building a 3d printer with my son at the monthly #hackthelibrary events and wrote this post about the idea. There is no doubt that 3d printing is an amazing leap forward in technology and as prices come down and usage goes up I’m sure that more and...

Im an equalist

A couple of friends GirlGeekUpNorth, and cubicgarden, have recently posted their thoughts on feminism, first there was why Im not a feminist followed by why she is not a feminist, so I suppose this post should be called why i'm not a feminist either. Cubic Garden...

Virgin Media Junk Mail

I'm not particulally an environmentalist, I'm not particularly against junk mail but Virgin Media seem to take the piss. I though it was bad when I wasn't a customer of theirs but now I am it seems ridiculous, not only to we get the 'To the occupier' loophole mail but...

I made my Lumo Lift Super with the help of Sugru

I got my new Lumo Lift yesterday, its a little device aimed at helping you to improve your posture by metaphorically poking you with a stick each time you slouch. Now I love this thing and Lumo's Customer service is amazing, but there is one problem with it, the...

I am an idiot, but Lumo body tech are awesome

Just before Christmas I posted the following tweet: https://twitter.com/p0welly/status/545514203357147136 I didn't really think anything of it, it was just my own self deprecating humor so you can imagine my suprise when shortly after I got a DM from Lumo Support...

A depressing blog about being in pain

I have now been in pain for pretty much as long as I can remember, which makes being in pain my state of normality, this is a strange situation to be in. The pain I have is in my back and my right leg, it is the result of 2 herniated discs in my lower back, one of...

Fingerprints are “unhackable”

When my daughter started secondary school the teacher proudly showed off the biometric payment system that was used to buy lunch, consumables, basically anything that would normally require that the students carry cash. While I understood and still understand the...

New Years Resolutions-ish

Last year I posted a big list of new years resolutions and was immediately met with thats too much blah blah blah, this year I am doing something different. I have written my new years resolutions in the front of my desk diary and will be keeping it to myself, at...