Who can I hire to hack me?

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GitHub screenshot "Insert your security key Press the button on your security key device to finish signing in. If it does not have a button, just re-insert it."

I use a password manager. I have 2FA set up on everything. When an organisation asks me to set a recovery question, I generate a 32 character passphrase. I don't use my mother's maiden name or my first pet's birthday on anything sensitive. I monitor my email addresses for breaches, and I regularly check my…

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Weeknotes - Mid-year Review

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Terence Eden standing outside Number 10 Downing Street.

I loathe performance reviews. OKRs, KPIs, EYRs? Bleugh! There's a level of introspection which always makes me intrinsicly uncomfortable. Besides, I always feel like I've done nothing worthwhile other than arse about on a computer. In my new job, I decided to keep an achievement journal. Well, a Trello list of tasks I've done well.…

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Why bother with What Three Words?

by @edent | # # # # | 89 comments | Read ~137,641 times.
Two men are confused by a paper map

I'll be wording this post carefully as What 3 Words (W3W) have a tenacious PR team and, probably, have a lot more lawyers than I do. W3W is a closed product. It is a for-profit company masquerading as an open standard. And that annoys me. A brief primer. The world is a sphere. We can…

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Episode 23 - Sixty Second Security with Dan Raywood

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Dan Raywood holding a microphone.

How can you quickly tune up your computer security? Dan Raywood - Contributing Editor at Infosecurity Magazine shares his wisdom with us. If you're interested in an open source password manager, I'm happy to personally recommend BitWarden https://shkspr.mobi/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Dan-Security.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:24 — 853.4KB)Subscribe: Android Google Podcasts RSS

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Scruffiness Privilege

by @edent | # # # | 4 comments | Read ~394 times.
Web Developer with a job (has a great big beard). Web Developer without a job (is clean shaven).

When I was at school, we had to wear a uniform. Black trousers, white shirt, brown blazer, brown tie. Coincidentally, it was more-or-less the same uniform as the local supermarket. On the last day of school, I ripped off my tie and vowed never to wear one again. And, aside from the occasional wedding and…

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Episode 22 - Recycling with TerraCycle

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A recycling logo.

I'm joined by my old school-chum Rebecca Bradshaw - as we talk about an innovative recycling company - TerraCycle. You can find out more about their recycling programme on Twitter. Sorry for the slightly iffy audio-quality. The call recorder on my phone is OK for admin, but not brilliant for podcasting. Will try to record…

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Episode 21: Ada Lovelace Day Live!

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Suw and Terence sat on the sofa.

I'm joined by Suw Charman-Anderson - powerhouse and founder of Finding Ada. You can follow Finding Ada on Twitter and you can support the project on Patreon. If you'd like to have a chat with me - get in touch. https://shkspr.mobi/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Suw-Finding-Ada.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:30 — 1.2MB)Subscribe: Android Google Podcasts RSS

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GovGeeks T-Shirts

by @edent | # # # | 1 comment | Read ~396 times.
A t-shirt with the slogan "Make things open it makes things better."

Like all true geeks, my laptop is a smörgåsbord of stickers dedicated to openness. And, like all true geeks, I have loads of t-shirts that advertise failed start-ups, trendy apps, and unconferences. Why not combine the two? (Thanks to Matt Edgar for the NHS artwork.) (Thanks to Jukesie for his MVB design.) You can buy…

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I don't have a community

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Some giant question marks standing in a field.

I get confused when I hear statements on the news like "community leaders have called for calm" or "community leaders will be encouraged to host informative programs" or "assurances were provided by local community leaders" or "community leaders have launched a campaign"... I want to ask you a simple question. Who are your community leaders?…

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