* Posts by IrishFella

19 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Mar 2015

Beware the Friday afternoon 'Could you just..?' from the muppet who wants to come between you and your beer


"Sage Advice."

Don't you ever bring up that piece of s*it software like that.

Zavvi tells customers: You've won VIP tickets to Champions League final! And you've won tickets, and you've won tickets, and you, and...


That's the problem with Arsenal, they just walk it in.

It's Pi day: Care to stuff a brand new Raspberry one in your wallet?


I think Gigabit networking is only available over USB2

Max Schrems launches privacy NGO, wins €60k within first 24 hours


Re: Beer

Took your initiative and gave him a bit more than beer money. Good man yourself Schrem, keep it up!!

Sysadmin tells user CSI-style password guessing never w– wait WTF?! It's 'PASSWORD1'!


Re: "They looked for the password on the CD . . ."

I thought you were joking, good God how do they get away with this - https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=www.teacherspensions.co.uk

Barrister fined after idiot husband slings unencrypted client data onto the internet


£1,000 fine

she has only been fined £1,000 by the ICO

.....and what do these people earn per hour??

Uber: Please don't give our London drivers English tests. You can work out the reason why


Isn't it funny

How he uses the word 'livilihood' when his company has been a huge proponent of 'the shared economy'

Oh UK. You won't switch mobile providers. And now look at you! £5.8bn you've lost


Goodbye Three

Yesterday in the EE shop near Moorgate it took 10minutes to get my PAC code. The Three Customer person simply wouldn't take no for an answer. I literally had to bellow "For the sixth time, I don't want to answer any questions, I don't want any other deals, your network's bandwidth is terrible in London, and I'm getting out. I don't have to give you any details now please give me my PAC code." He still persisted, and then sent me to another department. Have to say the next guy took my 'non-charm offensive' and sorted it quickly.

I'll change my provider every year now (SIM only deal). They make profit on our laziness.

Fitbit hit on Pebble kit cost just 20 million quid? Oh s**t!


I loved my Pebble

It felt punk and retro-new. I was at a comedy gig in Central London once and the comedian, one of the writers on The Daily Show, stopped the gig, asked me if I was wearing a Pebble. "Five days of battery life, FUCK YOU APPLE"

AWS, you crack us up. Rebrands Westminster 'Webminster'


wrong 'Thick of it' link


Christ, what a great series. Thanks for reminding me.

Washed out summer? Fear ye not: DVDs for DevOps droogs


I got goosepimples

Honestly, I thought this show was amazing, beautiful period piece.

Apple and Android wearables: What iceberg? It’s full steam ahead!


Same here, don't know what to think of the new versions.

Don't go chasing waterfalls, please stick... Hang on. They're back


cambam boards [sic]

We have them everywhere

Atlassian plans 'mobile companions' for key apps


SSO, surely surely make your web applications single signon-able before bleching money into apps!!

Atlassian finally gives users Bitbucket code search



Now if you could just give us all SAML SSO like EVERY OTHER ENTERPRISE CLOUD SERVICE that would be great......

Why are all the visual special effects studios going bust?


Re: diminishing returns

Like that GOD AWFUL film - The Congress, Jeasus it was great till it all went mentally animated.

Mad Max: Fury Road – two hours of nonstop, utterly insane fantasy action


Saw it last night at the BFI London IMAX

Straight off the bat we were pulled in. Phenomenal action and the perfect antidote to the superhero crap I've been shovelling through my gawk holes the past 2 years.

I honestly believed I was watching something original (yea I know, I'm a fan of the original) and something that was 'crafted' rather than 'made.' Totally anarchic and a true sense of fear for the main characters.

Get yourselves down to see this and on the biggest screen you can find.

Seems to be getting a good reception too - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mad_max_fury_road/

Flak for Slack chaps in yak app hack flap: User database whacked


Few missing questions

It has been over a month since this breach, and the notification is coming exceptionally late. They know exactly when the service was breached, what information was accessible, but it would seem that the start of the investigation was only extremely recent. Their auditing and alerting practices at the time were seemingly not sufficient to discover the breach ‘as it happened’ but much later. They have also not confirmed whether this was from an external escalation (customer reporting) rather than their internal controls.

Further to this they have no details on how the breach occurred and the measures that have been taken to ensure that the technique, technology or policy has been changed and/or remediated to ensure less risk of reoccurrence. It does not instill much confidence.

Life, the interview and everything: A chat with Douglas Adams


Who the hell is Sri Elkins??? I think I'm in love......... http://www.tdv.com/html/sri_e.html