February 2012 archive

HMG goes cloudy

The UK Cabinet Office has announced the winning bidders to supply IT goods and services to UK Government under its new framework contract called “G-Cloud”. The winners are listed on a new website called the CloudStore which, supposedly, allows HMG procurement specialists to search for the goods and services they want to purchase. The new …

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Досвидания камрад?

From a peak of around 25,000 mail drops per month in the backscatter I was getting from the .ru domain to the non-existent address “info@baldric.net” I am now seeing virtually none. My logs show a distinct drop off from mid to late December last year to about 10-15 emails per day (when I had previously …

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perl programmer goes rabid

image of spoof daily mail random page

As a Guardian reader I find the Daily Mail distasteful and I would not normally refer to it in trivia. However, a friend of mine has just sent me a link to a random Daily Mail page generator which manages to lampoon the rag quite successfully. Further investigation of the author’s blog reveals another random …

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