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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Web 2.0 fails to make money - shocker

28 May 2008  |  2438 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Interesting read here on The Register drawing together two articles and discussing struggling Web 2.0 companies. In the first, the FT report that Web 2.0 companies are basically not really making any money. It always bothered me that the whole Web 2.0 thing was purely driven by hype. Having failed to make any serious dosh out of user generated co...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

So much liquidity I need a bucket to catch it

27 May 2008  |  2137 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There's something I find soothing about the sound of a torrential rainstorm - water hitting the windows, dripping off the trees etc. The relaxing effect kind of goes off a bit when you realise some of the dripping is coming from down your hallway. Then after you've put a bucket under the bathroom light fitting to catch the water you can even feel ...

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RBS fix vulnerability in WorldPay site

21 May 2008  |  2318 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Interesting read on The Register about a cross site scripting bug on Worldpay. Then a lot of comment about whether it was fixed quickly enough! Amateur security sleuth Adam Grit spotted the loophole...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Is this the answer to Chris Skinner's Vista woes?

20 May 2008  |  1915 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

You may recall that Chris has some issues with Vista - well maybe I have a workaround. There are one or two applications I still need Windows to run - various SQL server admin tools and the like - s...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Mobile phone health warning for pregnant women

19 May 2008  |  1872 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

This article on The Independent covers a study of 13,000 children which exposes a link between the use of mobile phone handsets and later behavioural problems. Interesting. I'm beginning to have seri...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

How to make stolen laptops rescue themselves

13 May 2008  |  1850 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Following on from my post yesterday about miscreants being photographed by the laptop they had stolen, I had an email this morning from Bart Frederix at Swift who brought Undercover to my attention. ...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Thieves nabbed by stolen Macbook

12 May 2008  |  2642 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Ah - a genuine feel good story from the New York Times. Two would-be thieves made off with a selection of high-tech kit from a shared apartment, including an Apple laptop. When said item was spotted o...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

ISP has servers nicked - takes out Peter Gabriel

06 May 2008  |  1949 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Of all the problems you might anticipate with hosting your application with a third party host or ISP - having the servers nicked might not be very high up the list, however it seems some n'er do wel...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

RSS feed for blog posts

02 May 2008  |  1560 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

People often ask if we have an RSS feed for our blog posts. Well - yes we do. In fact if you're using Firefox or Safari you'll probably have spotted it already. We have a selection in fact on our RS...

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