Although I’m learning python at uni, I found this podcast very enlightening in terms of progressing my understanding of the history and bigger picture of the field. The creator of a fundamentaly vital language in software speaks very clearly and calmly – good educational stuff! ” Bjarne Stroustrup is the creator of C++, a programming […]


A quick reflective update on our ambitious project for 1st year: RESEARCH The process of research can on one hand feel like a magical, addictive mode of discovery as you encounter fantastic new information. On the other hand it can be equally frustrating as you cant find evidence of a theory you have developed or […]

PowerShell & Hashing #234grf#dfknsd#

Want to try some hashing? 🙂 This from the NSA! SHA-2 (Secure Hash Algorithm 2) is a set of cryptographic hash functions designed by the United States National Security Agency (NSA).They are built using the Merkle–DamgĂĄrd structure, from a one-way compression function itself built using the Davies–Meyer structure from a (classified) specialized block cipher. From Wikipedia @{Algorithm=SHA512; Hash=979749F8518909E46D4FAD54EED5E16DB8E644DD061370DEE715D4310E42B68BBB37E1D6F7B668D9E625BCC4212179689C9544E88848651CA54151E7BDF27E74; Path=C:\Users\********** This is the output of running […]

why blog?

I really enjoyed reading the Andrew Sullivan piece on blogging culture, highly relevant despite a puplication date of 2008. He is very articulate and for me personally highlights the key value proposition of reading a personal insight on a blog over a carefully scripted newspaper article. Highlights include: “It is the spontaneous expression of instant […]


The Gibbs cycle creates a powerful framework for coaxing out your feelings and emotions at each step rather than relying on a generalisation. The line of reasoning your are forced to answer with, generates a clearly defined action plan. Here is my attempt at using it! Description  Over the winter, via netstudy, I took a […]


(an assignment below – wonder how this advice will look in the coming months!) ——————————- A Short Guide to NUC for New Students GET COMFORTABLEYour in this for years! Not months, not weeks, but years. Don’t stress in these first few weeks to get everything just perfect. Think back to day one at high school […]