* Posts by AJC

7 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Nov 2010

Not API: Third parties scrape your Gmail for marketing insights


Gmail and e-mail block lists

As far as I can tell Gmail expends zero effort in keeping their outgoing relays out of e-mail block lists and never(?) attempts to remove them.

TSB boss: We know everything's working, you just can't see that


>Paul Pester is an absolute bloody cretin, and unfit to run any company larger than a cornershop.

Remember Dido Harding of TalkTalk fame?

Ex-cop who 'kept private copies of data' fingers Cabinet Office minister in pr0nz at work claims


Re: The issue I have with this

Perhaps not the best example of an MP but Denis MacShane charged eight laptop computers to his Parliamentary expenses in three years and a further one a month after the police investigation started!

HMS Windows XP: Britain's newest warship running Swiss Cheese OS


Running Algol 68 perhaps?

UK spaceport, phase two: Now where do we PUT the bleeding thing?


Re: two options

Machrihanish aka Campbeltown is on the list.

RBS: June's tech enormo-cock-up cost us £125m


Another risk

I have seen scant reference to the possible impact of this weeks power grid failure in India on outsources IT.

Did it impact any outsources IT operation? I presume that these operations (including help desks) have adequate backup power generation (how many days fuel supply on-site?). Was there any disruption to (failure of) the communications paths?

Perhaps this particular failure didn't affect any of the outsourcing areas on this occasion?

What (now) about the risk of it happening again and bringing down other regions next occasion?

DNS hijack used to deface Secunia


Great "product" sloppy processes

After a recent personal experience of a test install of PSI 2.0 Beta where the beta failed (not a problem that's what betas are for - however this was not at the bleeding edge of the beta program and it was an install on a fully patched 32 bit XP-Pro SP3 system) I discovered that the rollback to the previous version exhibited similar problems and consequently had to rollback another notch.

Unless some intervening MS patches interfered with the re-install of the previous version I was lead to the conclusion that the download (from their site) was not the same one I had download very soon after they announced its release and that Secunia had slipped out changes but failed to change the version number.

Secunia PSI Support very quickly responded to the original bug report but have maintained total silence over the "accusation".

"If my surmise is correct than that's sloppy organisation and rather tarnished your excellent "product".