Geek Stuff

(A Fairly Geeky) Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy T Shirt

I designed a couple of T Shirts a while back, and a few of them seem to be enjoyed by people. One of those was this T Shirt based on the answer to life, the universe and everything, from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

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As I said, this a slightly geeky T Shirt, but if you know someone who knows about computers, 1s and 0s, and (obviously) The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, then I suggest this is the T Shirt for them.

Available from redbubble.com.

Staying Safe Online

Back in the day, I used to work on a Technical Support helpdesk for an Internet Service Provider. Yes I was one of those guys you ring when your internet stops working. It was around this time, when I began to care less about how the internet worked, instead I cared more about why people used the internet, and how people behave online.

I guess it was natural then that my interested was caught, when I had email come through about a new campaign from Get Safe Online and their partners. This is a campaign aimed at making people think twice before they act online, and not fall pray to scam emails, texts, or other forms of ‘Social engineering’ where fraudsters manipulate victims into sharing confidential information.

They hope that the following advert will “encourage the public to think twice before they act online”

 

Whilst the advert can possibly seem a fear inducing, I guess its to raise awareness. For example, you cant always believe that you’ve had an email from a friend who has randomly found himself stuck in the Ukraine., and needs money to get home*.

The Get Safe Online website is worth a look for their massive amount of advice ranging from online banking to safeguarding children.  While I’m not likely to send money to someone who says they’re randomly stuck in the Ukraine, resources to help educating our little one as she grows up in a more connected age then myself can only be helpful