Visual Studio regex replace for 7 year old issue…

November 13, 2019 Matt Thornton 0

I still work on a lot of old technology. Today I was updating one of my client’s systems that consumes a (3rd party) web service – the service was moving from -gasp- anonymous auth to requiring a username and password. (Sent in plain text over non-SSL, mind, but… baby steps. […]

Dear TripAdvisor, your systems have gone rogue

September 4, 2018 Matt Thornton 0

What happens when you let machine learning type automated systems run your consumer communications. Review sites need little in the way of introduction about their popularity or indeed importance to the fabric of the modern Internet. The majority of my online shopping is done on Amazon or eBay and the […]

iPhone backup failed restore

Ad irony

November 29, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

Just saw an ad offering to help me block ads. There’s something prophetic about this. The ‘zero sum’ from the Matrix, if you will.

AS #030 – Bath ‘Mood’ Light

October 31, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

I hate the bath. Probably moreso than my children hate the bath. They have no choice in the matter. But for me, there are literally only two ways to get me in a bath: 1) Fill it with jelly, give me lots of beer, a copy of Razzle, and a […]