Tonight I gave a presentation on Password Security at the 5th Digital Croydon event. Read more.
Over a year and a half with no news? Not quite. A few of the highlights.
In June I will be speaking at the Scotch on the Rocks web developer conference in Edinburgh. More details.
I'm happy to go wandering about outside, in all sorts of weather.
I'm a big fan of regex; one of the most under-used and mis-used tools programmers have.
I'm passionate about freedom, in all forms.
I'm a software developer, programming in a variety of languages.
Regex is a computer language used for describing patterns in text, which can then be located and acted upon in various ways.
For some reason, the vast majority of programmers don't use/understand regex, even though it makes certain programing tasks significantly easier. In fact, if you ever want to get rid of a programmer, just tell them you've got ten lines of regex you need some help with, and they'll probably run away screaming. :)
Regex is also handy for plenty of non-programming tasks - if you use a computer keyboard, there's a good chance you could benefit, at least occasionally, from knowing it.