Posts By: theFerkel

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A reminder about privacy

Computer science, in essence, is about the processing and storage of information. But we need to also consider not just what we can do, but whether we should do it. For example, we use passwords to protect many of our accounts and data, but the top 10 passwords are just: 123456 123456789 qwerty password 111111 12345678 abc123 1234567 password1… Read more »

A few pictures from rural Romania

As you all may (or may not) know, I’m Romanian. Been since birth. It’s only recently I’ve joined the ranks of the nation known for their strong accents and bad teeth (not the Aussies!) And sometimes, just sometimes, when I can’t travel to Scotland to see the sheep, I look at pictures of beautiful Romania… Read more »

Of temples and dream travels

More often than not I find myself travelling when I sleep. Sunny bays, green valleys, hills and mountains. And last night there were dark clouds over abandoned temples. I do know it’s my mind’s way of sorting through stored information and cataloging it in a story-line which more often than not is nonsensical.

Advice on managing extended periods away from the World

Here’s a few tips for people who are currently self-isolating: Hold fast to whatever is waiting for you on the other side. It doesn’t matter it feels foolish, or whether there is certainty of it happening exactly as you plan in the end. Hope can deliver us from the darkest of days. Be goofy AF…. Read more »

Un Couteau Dans Le Coeur

I watched a movie this weekend – French, 2018 – about a serial killer that would target Gay people who appeared in cheap pornos. Badly acted, filled with absolutely forgettable characters (both the actual movie and the movie within the movie), it did offer one good insight. When the leading lady fails to seduce the… Read more »