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Scotland launches contact tracing app with Apple and Google API

Better late than never, like here in the UK where the we haven't heard anything since June.

Apple recently rolled out the ability to use the APIs without an app, but of course we don't have access to that yet either.

Posted 11th Sep 2020 @ 09:09

The Big Brexit Short

More infuriating details about Brexit. Not long until we'll be dragged out of the EU now and it increasingly looks like it will be done without a deal in place and even in a way that will break international agreements.

Certainly explains this photo.

Posted 10th Sep 2020 @ 11:10

NESPi 4 case for Raspberry Pi 4

I'm a sucker for NES themed items, this looks like a great case for a Raspberry Pi... I really need to plug mine back in and get it working again.

Price: £30

Posted 9th Sep 2020 @ 23:11

Liverpool FC: The 30-Year Wait

So many memories for me watching this. When I first started following Liverpool 25 years ago, there no way I thought it would take that long to find their way back to the top. There's a lot covered in 90 minutes and it's interesting to see the various personalities the club put in charge over the years.

Posted 9th Sep 2020 @ 20:43

A Jeep in a box

I'd love to own something like this, what a great project this would be to take on with my son or with my dad (or both). Although I found engines a little dull in my youth, I have fond memories of taken them apart and servicing cars with grandfather. This would take me right back to those days.

Posted 7th Sep 2020 @ 13:01

Teaching a six year old about cyphers & how to encrypt and decrypt messages using a private key

It's been a very long time since I've looked at doing anything like this manually. I just tried it using the details found here and even though the tutorial specifies that the key phrase should be the same length, repeating the key phrase again and again lets you do longer messages.

Not sure my 6 year old will get it but I'm gonna put a list of messages together using a few different techniques and will see if she can unscramble them on the weekend.

Posted 7th Sep 2020 @ 10:22

Pandemic changes we might want to keep

I've worked with remote team mates for the past 8 years and it's never really been a problem. Of course, it's great to meet up and socialise in person but the time you get back from not having to commute is huge.

I much prefer working in the office but I have the luxury of a short commute. If I was still trapping across London I'm sure I'd feel differently about that.

Posted 6th Sep 2020 @ 16:47

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