Posts By Timothy

How to make engineers write concisely with sentences? By combining journalism with the technical report format. In a newspaper article, the paragraphs are ordered by importance, so that the reader can stop reading the article at whatever point they lose interest, knowing that the part they have read was more important than the part left unread. State your message in…

There is a concept known as 'The Four Stages of Competence'. This is a model for learning and relates to the phases one goes through as they learn a new topic. Stage one of this concept starts off with you believing you have an understanding of the topic, to realising that you don't know the content as much as you…

Earlier today another exploit likely on the same scale as the Heartbleed exploit was released. The new bash exploit allowed a user to run code on the local machine which could allow an unauthorized person to gain access to a system. To test if this exploit runs on your linux or Mac server, enter this into the terminal 'env x='() {…

I recently had my Uncle, a pack a day smoker pass away. At the funeral his friend spoke and talked about his mining uniform. The man speaking described an object on this mining uniform in an ascending movement from his boots to his helmet, and then linked a story or value to each item.  One particular sentence stood out for me more…