Weekly update

A 231-post collection

Weekly Update 232

I honestly don't know where my time goes. I get up, have great plans for all the things I want to do then next minute, the day is gone. There's probably some hints in the range of different things I'm speaking about this week and the book is certainly now consuming a heap of time, but at least I'm doing what I love. Also, at about the 29 minute mark, I started getting a little static in the audio. Quarter hour later and a few people have raised it, certainly doesn't look like it was bandwidth related as the video was solid, I'm not sure what it was so I'll do the one thing all IT professionals do to fix...

Weekly Update 231

I seem to have spread myself across a whole heap of different things this week which is fine (it's all stuff I love doing), but it has made for rather a "varied" video. I'm talking (somewhat vaguely) about the book I'm working on, how Facebook has nuked all news in Australia (which somehow means I can't even post a link to this blog post there), yet more data breaches, the awesome Prusa 3D printer I now have up and running and a whole heap more about the IoT things I've been doing. All that and more in this week's update. ReferencesThe Prusa 3D printer is awesome (I posted that tweet shortly after recording the video, that one is going to...

Weekly Update 230

This week has seen a lot of my time go on an all-new project. One I'm really excited about and is completely different to everything I've done before; I expect I'll be able to talk about that in the coming weeks and it shouldn't be too much longer before it's something you can actually see firsthand. Stay tuned on that one 🙂 In the meantime, I'm throwing a heap more IP addresses into the house and building out my Prusa 3D printer at the same time which I'm really enjoying. More on that hopefully next week and with any luck, I'll be able to share some stuff I've actually printed too. ReferencesI've got a heap more IoT going into the house...

Weekly Update 229

This week's update comes to you amongst the noisy backdrop of the garden being literally chopped up by high pressure hose (which I think my beautiful Rhode Broadcaster mic successfully excluded). As I say in the intro, it appears the horticulture industry is a little like the software one where you get cowboys who in this case, put in plants that were way too big and whose roots now threaten to break through the tiles and the house itself, Little Shop of Horrors style. But I digress; this week's update consists of some brief discussion around data breaches and yesterday's blog post on how I like to meet, followed by a lot of audience engagement on the topic of IoT....

Weekly Update 228

Well, it kinda feels like we're back to the new normal that is 2021. I'm home, the kids are back at school and we're all still getting breached. We're breached so much that even when we're not breached but someone says we're breached, it genuinely looks like we're breached. Ok, that's a bit wordy but the Exodus thing earlier today was frustrating, not because a screen cap of an alleged breach notice was indistinguishable from a phish, but because of the way some people chose to react when I shared the notice. Watch today's vid for an explanation on that one, there's that and a bunch more this week. ReferencesJoin us for NDC London today where Scott and I deliver...

Weekly Update 227

I'm back into a normal home routine and it's business as usual again. You know, stuff like data breaches, new tech toys and having your genitalia locked in an vulnerable IoT device and held for ransom. Just normal stuff like that 😳 ReferencesTuring Tumble is a really neat game for kids (it's a "marble powered computer")I bought a LaMetric display (I'll probably plug that into an API to track HIBP subscriber signups)Imagine an IoT chastity belt... with a security vulnerability... that locks your equipment in place and demands a ransom... (and it's not the weirdest thing to happen so far in 2021...)Ubiquiti had a data breach that looks like it's impacted a lot of customers (their messaging around...

Weekly Update 226

A little bit of a change of pace this week with the video being solely on the events unfolding around removing content, people and even entire platforms from the internet. These are significant events in history, regardless of your political persuasion, and they're likely to have a very long-lasting impact on the way we communicate online. It also raises some fascinating engineering challenges; could Parler have survived by building out their own physical infrastructure? Will Gab survive having done just that? Or is the whole house of cards ultimately dependent on Cloudflare's, a company that may well be the death knell for Gab as have been for other sites in the past? Time will tell on that one. This was...

Weekly Update 225

And we're finally home. After 8,441km of driving finished off by a comfy flight home whilst the car catches a ride on a carrier, we're done. I talk about why we didn't finish the drive in the latter part of this week's video (basically boiled down to border uncertainties due to COVID outbreaks), but we still did all the big things we'd hoped for on this holiday. And now that we're firmly home again, it's back to business as usual with more breaches, more IoT and despite it being an all-new year, more of all the same stuff. Enjoy 🙂 ReferencesI ordered a LaMetric as soon as I wrapped up this video (should be a cool little IoT addition to...

Weekly Update 224

It's a new year! With lots of breaches to discuss already ☹ Ok, so these may not be 2021 breaches but I betcha that by next week's update there'll be brand new ones from the new year to discuss. I managed to get enough connectivity in the middle of the Australian outback in front of Uluru to do the live stream this week, plus talk a bunch more about what we've been doing on our epic Australian journey. It looks like I'll be back home for next week's update after needing to cut things a little short due to a COVID uptick in areas I was meant to be visiting. I'll talk more about the last past of the trip then...

Weekly Update 223

Well that's Christmas down for another year, and a rather different one it was for so many of us around the world. I'm pumping this post out very quickly (a couple of days after recording) whilst midway along a very long drive. I'll share more about that on my New Year's Day broadcast so for now, here's the Christmas Day weekly update: ReferencesLedger customers are receiving some super nasty protection emails (makes me think of the mob charging business to make sure "nothing happens to them...")The Ledger emails are even getting to the point of death threats (it ain't going to work out well for them if law enforcement ever catches up with those responsible for this)Sponsored by:...