Category Archives: IT

How to build an un-hackable password

Okay, another friend got hacked yesterday – here’s how to build an un-hackable password: 1. Pick a favorite date, like Bastille Day, your dog’s birthday, the moon landing or something.  You could also do something like a favorite movie mixed … Continue reading

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Leadership of IT/Software Teams in a Regulatory Environment

Part 3 – now let’s introduce regulation First part of this, is let’s define “regulation” in context.  Specifically, I’m referring to ISO 13485, EU medical devices (GMP, or “Good Manufacturing Practice”), and FDA medical device standards. Let’s also be clear, … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Briefly about Deep Learning

You’ve heard the name over and over, and for most of you it probably settles into the same category as Harry Potter’s “levitation charm” as far as whether you need to understand it.  That’s cool, most people will never need … Continue reading

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Leadership of IT/Software Teams in a Regulatory Environment

Part 2 – How Does This Apply to IT? All right, so we’ve laid out what it means to be a leader – but how does this apply to IT? At this stage we have to look at what it … Continue reading

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Leadership of IT/Software Teams in a Regulatory Environment

Leadership of IT/Software Teams in a Regulatory Environment Thomas Theobald Part 1 – What Exactly Is “Leadership”? leadership /ˈliːdəʃɪp/ noun “the action of leading a group of people or an organization, or the ability to do this.”   Not exactly … Continue reading

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RAID-5 and the Sky Is Falling

The Situation I’ve seen, over the last few weeks, more than a few posts on a popular IT hangout site proclaiming in loud, evangelical voice that “RAID-5 is terrible for spinning disks, never use it!  If you do, you’re a … Continue reading

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Why do I choose Delphi?

Why?  Really, why do I?  In a world full of PHP, Java, Visual Studio, Python, Lua, and all these other syntaxes, what is it about Delphi that brings me back time and time again? First off, let’s be clear – … Continue reading

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Delphi Does Data

Delphi Hi everyone! Last time we talked Delphi, we talked a bit about frameworks and we built your first Delphi app, a “Hello World” for Windows.  This time around, we’re going to talk about one of the most common uses … Continue reading

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A Delphi Primer with RAD Studio 10.2

Hey hey, everyone! Today is a day off for a public holiday – couldn’t tell you which one off the top of my head – in Germany.  They do a few of these in May and June, and this time … Continue reading

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GeoIP is NOT acceptable

Hi all. Forgive the incendiary headline.  I do consider GeoIP to have its legitimate uses, but please, bear with me and read on. While my primary PC updates itself to Windows 10, I feel the need to express something that … Continue reading

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