Archive for December, 2011

UK Government to spend £650 to improve Cyber Security

December 23, 2011 Leave a comment

I have seen this coming for a long time, that the police would need to sharpen it’s skills on the digital protection front.

This article in the Evening Standard (I believe) of the 25th of November 2011 explains that the police is now outsourcing it’s cyber crime devision to cyber specials who can work with the Police to target Cybercrime.

This is interesting to read that they are also committing to £650 million to improve cyber security and get more people trained up as security experts. I’m already aware of Universities like Middlesex University in NW London, that have been providing training to Police as well as post graduates on Forensic Computing so I can only see that Forensic Computing and “Ethical Hacking” courses will be in higher demand in 2012.

If you are interested in IT Security there is a good website called which gave me many hours of fun watching and learning many exploits for fun obviously. Interestingly enough he has now also started teaching IT Security and Universities across the United States.

Categories: IT Security

Optimism from a IT geek perspective

December 23, 2011 Leave a comment

The Graphic below is definitely true:

Optimism has been Located in the Brain by Researchers: General Public = Win Lottery, IT Workers = Backups won't fail.


Categories: Inspiration

Gadget allows Mute boy to speak for the first time

December 23, 2011 Leave a comment

I saw this touching story in the Metro the other day:

“Boy of 11, speaks first words to Family thanks to gadget”

Yes, using a similar system that that used by Steven Hawkins which costs around £6000 and is called Vantage light,  the severely disabled boy called Yemil is now able to communicate with his parents using the gadget.

The best part of the story however is this:

His first words that he created on the device to his parents were:

“I love you”

Categories: Gadget News

Visit to Yoyo Tech in London for Custom Gaming PC’s

December 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Yoyo Tech London Custom Gaming PCsSince I mostly use Macs, I was intrigued when a friend took me to a gaming PC paradise in London called YoYoTech.

They are Specialist is building custom gaming PC ‘s and can be found at 30 Windmill Street – London – W1T 2JL

What was really remarkable was how large these computers were and sometimes quite noise if they had large fans but of course you have the option of choosing water cooling which will run silent (but still take up all the space under my desk).

Other massive computers which looked like Aliens were also on display and I have to admit, if I didn’t convert to the Mac some 7 years ago, I probably would have loved to get one of these machines (If they ran a different Opperating System)

So if you’re inclined to use Windows PC’s and need a super computer for your gaming you can definitely enjoy the visit to


I almost forgot, they also were using a nice BIG QR code on their door which is nice.