|| Tech House || Episode #001 – Password Management on RDU 98.5 FM

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Edward Snowden on Passwords

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Edward Snowden on Passwords

Good morning InterWebs!

Exciting news! James Dann from the ‘Up Again‘ breakfast show on RDU 98.5 FM invited me to create a new technology feature for the show. James is an old friend and I’ve been involved with RDU off and on for 15 years so I thought, why not! We decided to call the segment || Tech House || and since it’s me we’re gonna focus on security, privacy, and free, open, and libre software (FLOSS). For a bit of nostelgia we’ve borrowed the theme song from ‘Beyond 2000‘ as our intro music.

On episode one we focused on password management, the director of the CIA recently had his personal email account hacked… lolz.

Tech House 001 by Up Again With James Dann on Mixcloud

|| Tech House ||
Your guide to technology, security and free software.
Episode #001
Password Management

That’s where it’s at! See ya next time!

Yours in tech,
Dr Hitchcock.

NB: Background image borrowed from https://theintercept.com/2015/03/26/passphrases-can-memorize-attackers-cant-guess/

Dr Katherine Phelps on activism and free software in creative media

Dr Katherine PhelpsHey Free Software Advocates,

If you in Melbourne this Thursday be sure to check out this talk from Dr Katherine Phelps. It sounds like a real hoot. I wish I could be there. If someone’s got a sound recording please grab some sound for me ;D

Peace,
Dr H.

Here are the deets from Free Software Melbourne:

Thursday 15 October, 6-8pm (followed by dinner at nearby restaurant)
VPAC Head Office Training Room
Level 1, Building 91, 110 Victoria Street
Map: http://osm.org/go/uG4HZ6JiV?m
Running late or locked out? Call Scott on 0438 125 225.

Dr Katherine Phelps is the author of Surf’s Up: Internet Australian
Style published by Reed Books and distributed by Random House. She
taught storytelling for computer game design for seven years at both
RMIT and Victoria University. She is a lifetime member of Electronic
Frontiers Australia and has been using Linux since 1994.

For the last five years Phelps has been producing comedy shows for both
Melbourne Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe relying heavily on free
software and share community resources. For the last three years she has
been running events for UN International Day of Peace. Currently, she is
founding a scholar owned cooperative university, where students,
lecturers, and researchers share ownership of their institution.