March 31, 2010
SCO Group’s assault on (among many things) the Linux kernel, has officially been put out of its long-standing misery. SCO does not own the Unix copyrights that it alleged, without any base, were infringed by Linux; most observers have already long since known this. As I learn this, I realise now that have been laughing […]
January 14, 2010
Still talking about blogs, Paul Adams has re-appeared on the blogosphere! I knew he’d come back, and, like Kylie Minogue, he’s reinvented himself (right down to the tiny hotpants). Check him out on his new blog.
January 14, 2010
Welcome to the new location for my blog. Until recently this blog was hosted by the University of Lincoln whilst I obtained my PhD. Now that it’s completed and I’ve moved on, I’ve moved it here. Coincidentally, we in the Software Engineering Working Group at the Free University of Berlin are in the process of […]
October 28, 2009
I seem to have fallen off the blogosphere in the past few weeks. There is good reason for this I assure you. Firstly, I had been busy preparing for my viva voce, the oral defence of my PhD thesis and the last hurdle to completion. I am happy to say that I was passed, I […]
September 29, 2009
Bletchley Park, which was the codebreaking hub of the Allies during the Second World War and is now a sizeable and very entertaining museum, has had a rough time in recent years. Parts of it are in a dilapidated state and it seems to survive only on charitable donations and the careful devotion of those […]
September 7, 2009
Not so long ago, we celebrated the posthumous birthday of Alan Turing, who has achieved heroic status in the computing field. He made critical contributions to algorithms, computation, computer design and artificial intelligence, and famously played a role in the efforts to break the German codes during the Second World War. However, his story does […]
August 13, 2009
Hot on the heels of the events in Sweden, which resulted in the Pirate Bay gentlemen being prosecuted and a swelling of support for the Swedish Pirate Party, a UK Pirate Party has now been formed. Of particular interest to the FLOSS bods is the reformation of patent law. As I understand, the new party […]
June 23, 2009
Today is the birthday of a founding father of my field, and war hero of course, Alan Turing.
May 20, 2009
The CSMR 2009 proceedings have been published; within it you will find the latest paper produced by the CROSS team. The paper has also been added to the Lincoln eprints service.
March 27, 2009
And so CSMR concludes. Still recovering from the conference dinner (surreally hosted in the Hotel Alcatraz, which used to be a prison — and that’s not a joke). Enjoyed it here, conversed with some really interesting chaps, and one or two personal heroes. Let me wrap up with some bite-sized snippets: Acceptance rate of papers: […]