Technology

A courtyard concert in Milan.

Innovation and Disruptiveness

Among the jargons that have been thrown around the most in the tech industry counts disruptive innovation. It was coined by the Harvard professor and businessman Clayton Christensen in…

Admiring the magnificent Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.

Dis-disinformation Campaigns

You know how people say that a smart person learns from his own mistakes but a genius learns from those of others, the French have just demonstrated this…

Espresso for a relaxing afternoon in Rome, Italia.

Artificial Intelligence and Responsibility

Not to be mistaken for the name of the latest gadget, Google Shoots is the name of a video featuring Google Assistant being commanded to fire a handgun…

Hello Hairy Coo in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and the Users

Of the latest trouble in tech is information privacy, which can be breached by means of a malware outbreak or by intent of often a commercial nature. Severe damage can be infected…

View of Geneva from Mont Salève, France.

Meltdown, Spectre and the Security Tradeoff

There is hardly a day goes by without news on cybersecurity flaws or malware outbreak. None so far, however, is quite like Meltdown and Spectre. Performance gain often doesn’t…

Savouring this magnificent view in Gent, Belgium.

Web Monitoring: Use Your Server to Monitor Any Web Page for Updates

Overview This article will walk you through configuring your server to monitor any web page on the internet and receive email notification when the web page has been…

The Roman Bath in Bath, England.

WannaCry and the Hardware Perspective

Infecting more than 250,000 computers, in 116 countries, was not an easy feat, and to have accomplished such in merely days, there we have the worst ransomware outbreak…

Looking out the Adriatic Sea in Ulcinj, Montenegro.

Computer with a Mind

The Chinese room argument by John Searle in 1980 suggested that, in contrast to the previously proposed Turing Test by Alan Turing in 1950, it is the ability…

Midnight sun on the Baltic Sea.

A Moral Machine

The Chinese board game of Go is a game of unprecedented complexity. Originated in China more than 2,500 years ago, the rules of the game are simple. Players…

Meet Boris. He is watching me at work in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Aristotle and Technology

This isn’t much that connects Aristotle, one of the most influential ancient Greek philosophers, with technology of the modern age, except for a project at Google, that is…

Amsterdam at dawn.

Networking: Enable PPTP VPN on Your Server

Overview This article will walk you through enabling PPTP VPN on your server to serve as a web proxy. Connecting to the Server with SSH First, let’s use…

Canal in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Web101: Build A Website with Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP), and WordPress

Overview This article will walk you through building a website with Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP i.e. the LAMP stack, and install WordPress for content management. Concept A…