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My Technical Blog
Could bugs like Heartbleed pose issues for biometric authentication?
April 16, 2014
Could a future bug, with similar implications to that of Heartbleed cause major concern to the future use of biometric security? Following the critical Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL, and reading countless articles online (see below for a few) an interesting conundrum came to my mind. As we now know, there are three requirements to overcome the [...] Th
Shoeboxed Review – How all of my bills and receipts finally found a home
April 14, 2014
Shoeboxed may have just taken me from being 100% reactive at tax time to 100% proactive and that (in my books) is a massive win! Although it has an unusual name Shoeboxed takes all the receipts out of your “shoeboxes” and makes them accessible online. For me, I hope that this will make preparing my [...] The post Shoeboxed Review – How all of my bills and re
Atlassian Suite Manager Introduction Video
February 21, 2013
Things have been quiet on here for some months, today I have a video explaining where I have been and what I have been upto. I have been extremely hard at work putting together a new custom installer script for the entire Atlassian Suite including Bamboo, Confluence, Crowd, Fisheye, JIRA and Stash. The goal is to enable [...] The post Atlassian Suite Manager
Save power by shutting down at night!
January 7, 2013
Whether you are at work or at home, there are some simple things you can do to save power and save that little bit extra in your pocket each month. I would love to say that the big factor for me “going green” was to help the environment but the biggest factor that hits most [...] The post Save power by shutting down at night! appeared first on Technical Note
How dirty is your keyboard? Time to give it some TLC for the new year!
January 1, 2013
I want everyone to stop, pick up their keyboard right now and shake it… go on… you KNOW you are dying to. Something that many people do is clean around their desks, making sure that all is squeaky clean and tidy, but especially in offices the common keyboard is far to often neglected. Now that [...] The post How dirty is your keyboard? Time to give it some T
My Personal Blog
Snooze Alexandria… THE place to go for a new bed or Mattress
March 25, 2013
Finding a new bed can be a daunting experience, especially when there is such a large selection of mattresses these days. The biggest question that puzzles us all is “Which mattress should I buy?” and “Which mattress is right for me?”. I can say that last weekend I too was facing this conundrum and ventured […] The post Snooze Alexandria… THE place to go for
The Riebke Northern Barossa Shiraz 2011 – an amazing taste
January 1, 2013
I have never been a big drinker, ever… I can safely say I have only ever been drunk twice in my life and didn’t like it much at all. So when I *do* have a drink I like to make sure it is a good one. After recently attending a wine tasting with a workmate […] The post The Riebke Northern Barossa Shiraz 2011 – an amazing taste appeared first on Stuart Ryan
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir sing for World Aids Day 2012
December 2, 2012
While at the Powerhouse Museum yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir sing “You make me proud” in celebration of World Aids Day 2012 (#WAD2012). It was great to see and a great song too. You can see more about it at http://outpostchoir.com The post Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir sing for World Aids Day 2012 appeared first on St
Call Me Maybe? – The wonders of what people will do for 15 minutes of fame!
August 12, 2012
It is amazing what some people will do for their 15 minutes of fame… Having said that, I have to admit I really do give this guy credit so make sure you closely watch the reactions of the onlookers. So without further ado, with the compliments of @Triple5Adam from Twitter (to which I both blame […] The post Call Me Maybe? – The wonders of what people will do
Vices in life… what is yours?
August 6, 2012
We all have our vices in life, I can definitely say my biggest vice is Diet Coke… well WAS diet coke… My caffeinated beverage of choice and the addiction to caffeine are something I know all too well. I also know that I drink far too much of the stuff and now on doctors orders, […] The post Vices in life… what is yours? appeared first on Stuart Ryan's P
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