Urban Legend


Valentine’s day urban legends

OK, it’s V day, so I’m taking a break from my usual scribblings to indulge in something a bit different. Here are a couple of classic Valentine’s day urban legends for you to enjoy. Legend 1 – Robin Hood This story dates to the first release of the  movie “Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves” […]


What the heck is a TOR Exit Node?

When writing about an analysis of the report on the Russian Hacking the other day, the following was mentioned … …What we’re seeing in this IP data is a wide range of countries and hosting providers. 15% of the IP addresses are Tor exit nodes. These exit nodes are used by anyone who […]


Failed Claims: “The fix is in: Newsweek Hillary issue in print before election happened”

For what are rather obvious reasons this claim is dead in the water, however just prior to the election is was thriving. It is inevitable that a Hillary would have given it a huge boost and that it would then continue to have circulated for quite some time. OK, so what […]


Web History: The Coffee Potty

I appear to be falling into a habit of writing a not so serious posting for the weekend and so in keeping with that tradition, let’s start by taking a small ramble over the history of the very first live webcam. The Trojan Room Coffee Pot The world’s very first live […]


Water Cooler Horror Stories

Once, while standing around the water cooler with several friends, a colleague told us all the following true horror story: The wife of a friend who had been off shopping in Reading  was rather astonished to find an elderly lady sitting inside her car when she returned back to it. […]