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Marian Rejewski – Cryptologist

Marian Rejewski – Cryptologist

I guess more people than ever know about Turing these days from that movie.  However, the crazy genius of Marian Rejewski  – combining state of the art math chops with an other worldly imagination – has largely been unheralded and sadly forgotten. Dude...
The Baller Index

The Baller Index

One day, in the midst of writing my football prognostication program, I had a thought.  I wondered who the most influential (American) football players was.  I didn’t mean the best, or the highest paid, but all that. Plus most famous, richest, – the most...
SQLite – The Egalitarian SQL Database Engine

SQLite – The Egalitarian SQL Database Engine

Back in the bad old days, database systems cost a fortune. That’s why Larry Ellison is still the fifth-richest person on the Forbes 400 list. Thankfully there are plenty of cost efficient options for data storage and retrieval these days. One of these is SQLite,...
Windows Security Threats

Windows Security Threats

Most people don’t think about Windows security threats until it is too late.    Case in point, my lovely girlfriend.  She contracted a virus on the laptop that we share.  The 3 hours it took me to clear it all off I am never getting back and the opportunity cost...
That’s Good Interweb’s, Re-reprised

That’s Good Interweb’s, Re-reprised

I’m bringing the TGI Weekly back.  If you don’t know, you better ask somebody ( he writes, self-mockingly…)  In all seriousness here are some places on the internet that I think are cool and deserve some link love. Pixabay is a vibrant community of...