Achievement Unlocked! Pil Sung Do

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After 10 years of sitting around dodging all forms of physical activity, I’ve finally unlocked an achievement in a real life sport! It will come as no surprise to those who know me that I am not a particularly sporty person. Actually, that’s an understatement; I loath sport. Somehow my mind has used this psychological…

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Samsung Lock Screen Security Flaw

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Here’s a rather nifty security flaw I discovered on Samsung’s Android 4.1.2. It allows you – in limited circumstances – to run apps and dial numbers even when the device is locked. Video: This attack works against Pattern Lock, PIN, Password, and Face Unlock. There is no way to secure your phone against your home…

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#libcampldn Library Camp London – Audio Recordings & Writeup

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I haven’t been to an unconference in ages – so it was nice to get back into the swing of things with LibraryCamp. It was a delight to spend time with a collection of committed professionals doing amazing things with books. As requested, I recorded all the sessions I could. Here are my notes, and…

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Pottermore Reaches Out To Harry Potter Fan Sites

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I’ve recently learned of the “Pottermore Affiliate” scheme. You may have already started seeing banners around the web directing you to visit Pottermore – the official Harry Potter shop – where you can buy eBooks and audiobooks. Click on one of the banners and the site owner will get a 4% commission on anything you…

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Chrome For Android Font Rendering Bug

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The latest version of the Chrome Browser for Android has introduced a curious rendering bug. When scrolling, I notice that the font hinting seems to break down. This makes the text very “juddery”. It looks like the fonts shrink and grow and they scroll. This is very disorienting when reading. In this example I’ve noticed…

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