Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Vale Professor Ross Anderson, Security Engineering at Cambridge University and Edinburgh University.

I just heard the awful news that Professor Ross Anderson has died suddenly at home in Cambridge, UK.

He was a long time and tireless campaigner, an outstanding thinker and writer on a wide-spectrum of privacy and security matters.

I am shocked and saddened.…

Vale Professor Fred Piper, Information Security Group, Royal Holloway University of London.

I’m truly saddened to hear about the passing of Professor Fred Piper. He was instrumental in founding the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London, in 1990. As an alumni I have very fond memories of Fred and all the faculty.

We should prize our great teachers and our great mentors and the legacy they leave our world — their students, their ideas, and their vision.

RIP, Fred … you laid the foundation for us to build on. Our world needs great leaders, teachers and mentors.

‘Going to the Match’ (1953) by L.S. Lowry #art #dailylowry

'Going to the Match' (1953) by [L.S. Lowry]

‘Fun Fairy at Daisy Nook’ (1953) by L.S. Lowry #art #dailylowry

'Fun Fairy at Daisy Nook' (1953) by [L.S. Lowry]

Jaguar Mark 2 3.4 litre #dailphotography

‘Flowers in a Window’ (1956) by L.S. Lowry #art #dailylowry

'Flowers in a Window' (1956) by [L.S. Lowry](

‘Wilson’s Terrace’ (1953) by L.S. Lowry #art #dailylowry

'Wilson's Terrace' (1953) by [L.S. Lowry](

‘On a promenade, Hartlepool’ (1970) by L.S. Lowry #art #dailylowry

'On a promenade, Hartlepool' (1970) by [L.S. Lowry]

‘A football match’ (1960) by L.S. Lowry #art

'A football match' (1960) by [L.S. Lowry](

I like to party! And when I say ‘party’ I mean #hamradio

‘Man with red scarf’ (1963) by L.S. Lowry #art

‘A cricket match’ (1953) by L.S. Lowry #art

'A cricket match' (1953) by [L.S. Lowry](

Success is a process and not an event

I think it was Gary Halbert who said “Most people don’t understand that success is a process and not an event, and most people want the miracle answer right now! They want the $10 book that tells them where to find the magic genie and where on his belly to rub to make the money rain out of they sky.”

I like to party! And when I say ‘party’ I mean reading the latest edition of Mountain Rescue.

Front cover of Mountain Rescue magazine winter 2024 edition.

Echinops, of the family Asteraceae, commonly known as globe thistles.

Spiny foliage and produce blue or white spherical flower heads.


In the foreground a box of ‘6 nimmt’ (Take 6) card game and in the background espresso coffee in a blue cup and saucer and a small glass of sparkling water.

Lily of the Incas, Alstroemeria #dailyphotography

Lily of the Incas, Alstroemeria

If you don’t have #loyalty then you don’t have anything.

In the foreground a pamphlet titled ‘Citizenship Ceremony’ and the background a traditional brass band.

Rudbeckia Ophelia #dailyphotography

‘Rudbeckia Ophelia’ a prominent, raised central disc in yellow surrounded by yellow petals.

Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus). Melbourne, Victoria. #dailyphotography

A Rainbow Lorikeet. Violet-blue streaked head, orange-red breast, yellow-green hindcollar and uniformly bright green upperparts.

Go on stop me. #dailyphotography


I think we’d all do better keeping John Crow’s Law in mind -

“Do not believe what you want to believe until you know what you aught to know.”

A pencil sketch of the late John Crow.

Dwarf Alberta Spruce (Picea glauca albertiana) #bonsai #dailyphotography

A very healthy looking Dwarf Alberta Spruce bonsai tree carefully potted in a blue glazed pot.