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On squeezing out that last ounce of performance

As I get confused by a component of an application that should be network-bound actually being limited by CPU availability, I get reminded of the times in my career that I’ve dealt with application performance. I used to work on a platform for distributing MMS and SMS messages, written using GNUstep, Linux and PostgreSQL. I […]

On phone support scams and fake AV

A couple of weeks ago, I posted on Twitter about a new scam: Heard about someone who was phoned by a man “from Windows” who engineered his way into remote access to the mark’s computer. Fast forward to now, the same story has finally been picked up by the security vendors and the mainstream media. […]

On free Mac Anti-Virus

On Tuesday, my pals at my old stomping ground Sophos launched their Free home edition Mac product. I’ve been asked by several people what makes it tick, so here’s Mac Anti-Virus In A Nutshell. What is the AV doing? So anti-virus is basically a categorisation technology: you look at a file and decide whether it’s […]