I find extremely fascinating the way human brain deals with memories. How we are able to remember so much information, how we unconsciously remember even more, how we jump from one simple memory to a series of them, how a simple image, sound, or smell can trigger memories. But most of all, I love that moment when just for a few milliseconds your brain can actually make you feel a memory.Read more →
Ideas, views, and opinions, mostly about the web.
Podcasts became popular again in recent years, and there are some really great ones out there. I compiled a list which contains some of the podcasts I regularly listen to. Without further ado, and in no particular order (well, they are actually in the order they were featured in my newsletter), here’s the list…Read more →
If you have been participating in any kind of community, you most likely encountered or even took part in a flame war regarding which tool to use for a specific thing. Code editors, frameworks, image manipulation tools, you name it.Read more →
Although many years have passed since then, I’m pretty sure it was 2003 when I read Kevin Mitnick’s book The Art of Deception. In it, he describes several real and hypothetical “hacking” cases, illustrating that humans are the weakest link in any secure system, thus a very good target for such attacks. The whole concept is called social engineering.Read more →
A couple of months ago, I went to a Currys/PC World store (for those of you who are unfamiliar with the brand, it is a British electrical retailer) to pick up a vacuum cleaner I reserved online (I needed it quickly, therefore I didn’t want to wait for home delivery).
The quite spacious store was almost empty of customers and a lot of sales people were wandering around doing nothing. Before going to pick up my order, I decided to have a quick look at some laptops they had on display.Read more →