So what Language is it going to be?

There comes a time when a decision has to be made as to which programming language I am going to learn – a follow on from a previous post. Using the infographic that I have produced below, the obvious compromise is C++ using Visual Studios as the development environment. It offers the opportunity to deploy projects across different platforms.       Will update here regularly on how I am getting on with tasking my brain.  

Not Geek….maybe Meek or Sleek or even eke

by Kazeem Olalekan   Assessing myself against the helpful geek chart below from the LinkedIn chaps confirms, alas, that I am no geek! I may be meek, sleek or even eke but I am no geek…which is a shame because I want to support the #GeekPrideDay. Time to get busy with determining what programming language to focus my complete attention on. I may well make a great geek yet! A tech geek perhaps, even a maker geek or a media geek. Probably not a Chic geek…that will be too difficult a leap.   What kind of geek are you? from Read more


Front and Back

by Kazeem Olalekan   Last month I posted something about best practice with respect to site encryption. That sorts out the front door. If you wanted to protect your house from buglers, would you lock the front door and leave the back door open? I hope not. That is no way to do security. This is not a tutorial about how email can be intercepted (you will have to write to NSA or GCHQ for that). If your web form is going to transmit sensitive information you have so diligently collected over a secure socket, via email, then it is prudent Read more


Have you backed up your CMS?

How many times have you failed to back-up your work, project etc only to realise that you have lost many hours of valuable work through the loss of data! I have been there and it makes my stomach churn. It is best practice to always back up your work. Nowadays, you pretty much back-up your data in a variety of ways: On a disk, Off site, via encrypted internet connection etc. A number of companies offer off-site data backup for really great prices. I should provide a review of these services at a later date. The bottom line is: Who Read more


The padlock in my browser

When you call some website, you may see a padlock like that pictured below:     It means the website you are browsing is encrypted. When the padlock is green, it generally means all the items on the website is encrypted. In some cases the padlock may appear but it is not green. This usually implies that some errors are present. It may simply mean the certificate (I will touch on this elsewhere as a troubleshooting piece) does not match the browser address or that some items on the page are simply not encrypted. Different browsers offer different ways of Read more