* Posts by Dixx

10 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Aug 2011

What Microsoft's latest email breach says about this IT security heavyweight


Lessons Learnt

By now we should be considering using alternative storage and messaging systems for sensitive data. The internet and email are too easy to exploit.

£8bn digitisation strategy for UK's health service doesn't count as a strategy, says spending watchdog


Re: strategy doesn't count as a strategy

...or just doesn't count.

A decades-old lesson on not inserting Excel where it doesn't belong


Data and Management

The interesting thing about excel is that many managers see it as a tool they can pick up and run with when the job actually needs structured data with views and aplications. How much does that actually cost in efficiency when you scale it up across an organisation like the NHS who deferred a database management system for patient management for donkeys years.

Excel Hell: It's not just blame for pandemic pandemonium being spread between the sheets


Data with a DIY interface (no text)

Why should Britain Tremble?

Ancient telly borked broadband for entire Welsh village


Competence is an issue

The fact Openreach SHITE noise all over the HF Spectrum nationally from poorly configured VDSL services deserved more coverage. OFCOM can't see what harm it does despite HF spectrum users investing significant dosh in equipment that don't work no more. Bloody shambles.

Halfords invents radio signals that don't travel at the speed of light


Just goes to show the creative thinking and lies people will tell to sell something. Some people are gullible enough to accept it. A principle which politicians know all too well.

Downloaded CCleaner lately? Oo, awks... it was stuffed with malware


Monat miene arsche. The first time I saw this was eighteen moths ago. Catch up guys.

This local council paid HOW MUCH for an SD card?!


Interesting. Equipping the (Public Sector) IT Department with purchasing cards was one way around the problem. Then they could pop into PC World and get the simple things in life at their retail price.

Chaos feared after Unix time-zone database is nuked


Play nice FFS

Can't you just stick a google ad on the site and send the proceeds to the "aggrieved" party? World of astrology meets world of practicality.

LinkedIn U-turns to appease peeved users


Social theft or social reesponsibilty

What is in breach here? Is the assumption that you can sign away your rights to fair payment for endorsing a product a fair one? The funds of course transfer to the SUITs - Sneaky, Untrustworty, Irresponsible Thieves.