On young men..

07. August 2017 Uncategorized 0
A good man who was important to me when I was a young bloke passed away the other day. He’d been unwell for a while and his time had come. I imagine he met it well….  He was a good man whom I’d not seen since I was about 21. This, because his daughter and ...

Think your personal data is safe online…? aahhh….nope!

10. February 2017 Uncategorized 0
Think your personal data is safe online…? aahhh….nope!
A big chunk of what i do for a living is examining large-scale IT infrastructure projects for some pretty hefty organisations and frankly, it scares the bejeezus outta me to see the less than optimal security hardening of some of these installations, their people practises and their data hygiene tactics. These are installations that hold ...

My Xmas Wish 2016

20. December 2016 Uncategorized 0
My Xmas Wish 2016
A friend put out the somewhat rhetorical question the other day asking what people wanted for Christmas.. and it got me to thinking again…. and we know that’s always a dangerous proposition, right? .. (oh-oh.. warning: long post following) I live a very luck -filled and ‘blessed’ life.. To paraphrase my friend Brandon.. “It does ...

Day 4

Day 4
Day 4: through the fog I hear beeping. The continuous, rhythmic  beeping of some far-off hospital machinery.. the type made famous by Monty Python with their ‘…machines that go Bing!…’ skit…   Its rhythm continues unabated and I wonder where it’s coming from .. beep… beep… beep…  unstopping. I turn my head to find it; in ...

Seans Story

Seans Story
Firstly, This is Sean’s story… not mine. He’s the one on the right of that photo up the top.. It was taken on my wedding day back in 1988; he was my Best Man. Sean was my best mate from the day we met in 5th grade to the day he took his own life in ...