Cuidado: vomito de gato

Cuidado: vomito de gato [yeti]. Class. Gladly, Fudge is usually a good girl in this regard.

Countering Trusting Trust through Diverse Double-Compiling

I haven’t yet had chance to read this properly, but it’s very exciting and impressive, and will no doubt be essential supplementary reading on the security course I’m teaching next term: Countering Trusting Trust through Diverse Double-Compiling.

Update 2006-01-26: Bruce Schneier’s lucid explanation.

The Risky Business of Spreadsheet Errors

The Risky Business of Spreadsheet Errors [risks]

Building Your Own Mobile Phone

Build-it-yourself cell phones – hardware and software [bash]

Personally, I’d just be happy with a phone that was scriptable with Python, but hey.

Positive feedback

At the end of every module we teach, we hand out forms to all the students asking for feedback. One of my second year seems to be impressed, and made the following +1 Insightful comment at the bottom of his form:

Mr Gimblett’s lectures tell a compelling story. His office is full of leather-bound books and his apartment smells of rich mahogany.

Please would whoever is selling LSD to my students stop it?

Visceral pleasures

A really good meal: it takes you from not believing you could ever be full, to not believing you could ever be hungry again.

(Not very taoist, I realise…)

Another great use for fixed-width fonts

Nice life hack which I should remember next time I need to, for example, arrange tutorials with my students…

Just another day at the office

Not a situation I’ve experienced myself, though I guess there’s still time [simon]. I’m amazed at their bravado – actually telling him to leave.