Secure email?

A friend has evidence that people are sending him emails that he never receives.  He has asked me what he can do about it. This is not a new problem.  Email never has been a secure or certain method of delivering messages.  For example in an article “Too Many Lost Emails Leave us Unconnected“, written […]

On the dangers of personalising email subject lines

Over the years I’ve use the fact that spambots don’t know who I am to help immediately identify spam. Any message that includes by email username (usually mbaker) in the subject is almost certainly spam. However today I received an email with the subject: Hi Michael Please read this document!

"Standard" Footer Items

What is “standard” when it comes to a web page footer? I recently wrote: It is my contention that virtually no one will read anything at the foot of the page, but they will look for things there (but only things that they would expect to find, things like:

Where in the world is Grim's Dyke Hotel?

If you search for Grim’s Dyke Hotel on google maps, or any number of other map or hotel websites you are shown a location that is over a third of a mile to the south east of its true location.

Measuring Sustainability

Professor King and I have an on going conversation about how to measure the sustainability of a company. On a theoretical basis I hold that just like pregnancy, a company can not be partly sustainable and due to the interlinked nature of the global economy, no company can be sustainable until all companies are sustainable. […]