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. […]
if you want to do customer service, absolutely do not do this.
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 […]
I recently had some fun and games trying to fix a broken SharePoint Search Service Application. Although I’m not entirely what caused the issue (other than, you know, SharePoint) although it may be to do with changing the Farm Passphrase but one way or another it was, fooked. I opted […]
What has autocorrect really done for us?
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.
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 […]