Author: bernard

  • Thunder

    …na, na, na-na, na, na-na!

  • Anima Sarda

  • This Week I Learned – Issue 3

    Ross Anderson’s Security Engineering Lectures are online Professor Ross Anderson, of the Security Engineering book, has put his new Security Engineering Lecture videos online. The lectures cover the following topics – who security adversaries are, formal threat models and security policies, banking and payment security, security economics, security psychology (including usability), network security, hardware security,…

  • This week I learned – Issue 2

    By 2050 UX professionals will be 1% of world population In 2017, Jakob Nielsen of NN/g predicted that by 2050, there would be 100 million UX professionals worldwide (aka 1% of the population). God help us, I sincerely hope this is not the case. Book – Human-in-the-loop ML & AI Human-in-the-Loop Machine Learning Active learning…

  • Nope

    It started well, it could have been a great result, but no. But what a game. “We’re very good at winning, so we have to be gracious at loosing too.” Andy Farrell. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  • Halftime 8-12

    Halftime, 8-12. Will the next post be as celebratory? ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค #6nations #IreEng

  • This Week I Learned About – Issue 1

    The Shavian alphabet On Wednesday I saw a Toot in a beautiful script I did not recognise. It looked like this: ๐‘ฃ๐‘ฉ๐‘ค๐‘ด ๐‘ฅ๐‘ฒ ๐‘ฏ๐‘ฑ๐‘ฅ ๐‘ฆ๐‘Ÿ ยท๐‘š๐‘ผ๐‘ฏ๐‘ธ๐‘› Tyers. ๐‘ฒ ๐‘ค๐‘ฒ๐‘’ ยท๐‘œ๐‘ฆ๐‘ฏ๐‘ฉ๐‘•, ๐‘ฃ๐‘จ๐‘ฅ ๐‘•๐‘จ๐‘ฅ๐‘ข๐‘ฆ๐‘—๐‘ฆ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ฏ Tayto ๐‘’๐‘ฎ๐‘ฆ๐‘•๐‘๐‘•. which says Hello my name is Bernard Tyers. I like Guinness, ham sandwiches and Tayto crisps. from the to Shavian…

  • Citrus cake, take 2

    Citrus cake, take 2

    Texture is muuuch better. It needs the full 40 mins. Also being on the bottom ovenย  shelf. It’s a little burned on top, so temperature maybe needs to be 165ยฐ instead of 180ยฐ.

  • Who is doing the work here?

    The advertisements on London Transport seem to be focus on promoting: This advertisement for deliveroo – who is talking here? The language in this ad is mis-communicating the work needed, and who is actually doing the work. It reads like the conversation we’ve all had. Maybe between two people, a couple or housemates, who share…

  • Mixing cooked rice

    Beef bulgogi bibimbap for dinner, one evening in Nagomi Cheltenham. Bibimbap, Korean: ๋น„๋น”๋ฐฅ. The term bibim means “mixing” and bap is cooked rice.

  • Street graffiti, Hanbury Street

  • Collaboration networks graphed.

  • Let the mystery be

    Iris Dement – vocals & guitar Russ Barenberg – guitar Jay Ungar – fiddle Molly Mason – bass Donal Lunny – bouzouki (Do yourself a favour and read the comments.) Let the Mystery Be Iris DeMent Everybody is wondering what and where they all came from Everybody is worrying ’bout Where they’re gonna go when…

  • The Anti-Javascript Javascript Club

    The Anti-Javascript Javascript Club. #fosdem2024 #anti-javascript

  • RIP Ciarรกn the colander

    I’d like to notify you of the death of my good friend and kitchen colleague, Ciarรกn the colander. I first met Ciarรกn in Ikea, Dublin, about 15 years ago. He moved in with us and became a great asset to our kitchen. He then moved with us to London, and spent many years assisting us…

  • The Anglo-Belgian Memorial, also known as Belgian Refugees Memorial, is a war memorial on Victoria Embankment in London, opposite Cleopatra’s Needle. It was a gift from Belgium, as a mark of thanks for assistance given by the UK during the First World War, and in particular for sheltering thousands of Belgian refugees who fled from…

  • ActivityPub: Activated!

    Ever since I heard about the fediverse, and once I understood what that meant (different web presences being able to interact with each other) I thought about starting to blog again. I’ve been WordPress user for many years. I’ve lost at least 2 or 3 blogs worth of posts over the last 20 odd years.…

  • DJin’ on the street in Brixton

  • Up da Dรฉise!

    For all your county pride Irish Socksciety – County Socks