The Survivors

I've recently finished reading The Survivors, which is the debut novelette from Nick Farmer. Nick is the guy responsible for creating the Belter patois for The Expanse and a contributor to Geek News Radio. He was so nice to give me an advance review copy of the book and we…

EvilEye

Well, this is an interesting piece of malware. Not sure if that might not actually be an improvement overall… Nice branding, too. Every decent vulnerability has branding these days, after all. Update People actually fell for this: Trojaner-Info PC-Spezialist Hidemojis Amazing.…

Online First

Starting on 3 April, I will be working at a new position within Heise. For the last three and a half years, I have been employed as an editor for c't magazine and heise Security (which is the infosec channel for heise online). Even though I was mostly writing online…

Mass Effect, You Say?

On the latest Geek News Radio, Dave and I spent a full hour discussing how Mass Effect: Andromeda stacks up to the original games. I've actually just started playing Mass Effect (the first one) a few days ago. I've owned it for ages, but somehow never got around to burying…

What's He Doing All Day?

I've been keeping a list of the things that I write about in my day job for a while, but I've never made it public. But since all that writing is public – at least everything I do online – this makes no sense at all. I've therefore started to…

Supporting Bellingcat

I've been an avid fan of Bellingcat for a while now and their coverage of the Turkish coup attempt increased my enthusiasm even further. They have set up their second Kickstarter campaign to pay for the site and the journalists working for and with it. I am proud to say…

Zelda, Taboo, Hitler Memes

Last night, I released the 34th episode of Geek News Radio. Dave joined me to talk about Taboo, Zelda, Nintendo's new Switch console, the current Elite Dangerous beta and much more. We already recorded it the previous week, it just took me some time to get it out since Katy…

It's All a Bit Noir Right Now

As you've probably noticed by the very low frequency of posts appearing on this blog lately, things are still very busy for me. Work is still pretty bleak and incredibly stressful every day and I come home every evening with my mind wiped out and an annoyed feeling in my…

Taboo

On the recommendation of Char, I recently watched all of Taboo. What a great show. I would go as far as saying it's almost as good as The Expanse. Stress at work has been gradually building to an almost unbearable level over the last three to four weeks, with last…

The State of Things

When the "Milo is a paedophile" narrative hit, there were several things that occured to me. It's the old mainstay of smear campaigns again: paedophilia Everyone really, really hates Milo which means nobody will question it What did Milo actually say in that video that is being referenced and why…