Month: February 2018

Richmond Park in the snow this morning

en route to work

Paws

Am moving today so may not be online for couple of weeks

Understanding attribution 2 – assumptions

in addition to previous post and specifically about Russia because of the current noise – how easy to associate and make assumptions: https://fightingstuff.wordpress.com/2017/11/15/understanding-attribution-using-connected-technologies-is-not-possible-for-most-of-us-never-will-be/ A post or reply to a social media post, blog, online discussion in whatever context has a Russian name, name with…

Crocuses

New garden is concrete, this is current garden

What a Russian President does vs what a Russian Prime Minister does

To mostly ignorant outsiders like myself, this was a little confusing but have found some clarity in the Russian Constitution: http://www.constitution.ru/en/10003000-05.htm Russian President – articles 83-90 Article 83 The President of the Russian Federation shall: appoint by agreement with the State Duma the Chairman…

Taekwondo coaching notes

Sort of keeping informal diary of what was done but generally noting – all sessions have been outside First session: Slightly longer warm up and stretch with explanation Reassurance re not following, slow, stiff, no need to learn everything at once… If attendees in…

If you’re like me and running low or out of steam

Here’s a bit. You’re welcome !

LMS / VLE student experience chatbot

Whilst doing other chatbot stuff,  am in the process of analysing some of the queries that come into our team – we operate a learning management system / virtual learning environment helpdesk for students. They can already submit tickets so we are using an…

Surveillance Valley – Yasha Levine

Essential reading for anyone involved in technology and also data privacy. Yasha digs through to the molten core of the US military and Silicon Valley’s role in erupting the internet and heading across the world with their destructive lava reducing consent, privacy and lives…

Water Sanitation brief update

Now starting to compile a list of possible universities to contact from spreadsheet thanks to a combination of a bit of wikipedia and a lot of yandex translate. Quite a few of the Russian universities sites have English language pages / mini sites but…

Opencast installation experiment 1

As with previous installations, will write up final steps as one guide if we get it working. We already have a lecture capture solution but this one is open source. It used to be called Matterhorn now Opencast http://www.opencast.org/software We as in my colleague…

An interview with George Soros for 60 minutes in 1998

This has been removed several times on Off Guardian but the current link is still available at the moment. He states several times that he does amoral activities and he isn’t ashamed of these activities including making billions by investing in or pulling out…