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Andy Loughran
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He who knows when enough is enough will always have enough.
He who knows when enough is enough will always have enough.

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Blockchain; gateway to cryptography

“What is a blockchain?” is probably one of the most frequent questions I’ve had to answer in the last 12 months.  What makes it more difficult is the answer more often than not has to take into account the varied knowledge and experience of the inquirer.…

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I’ve always been a fan of the concept of HTML5 app development, mostly due to the fact that I knew little Java/ObjectiveC in order to be able to even begin to do native. That said, in the past 12 months I’ve been able to help out on an iOS app developed…

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Freedom to do evil

One of the key paradoxes about freedom is the freedom to do both right and wrong.  We balance freedom with laws that restrict certain freedoms by providing limits on what society regards as acceptable.  In a completely open model, those freedoms can be…

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Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. — Vince Lombardi As a consequence of both election results, in the UK with #Brexit and in the USA with #Trump, I have found myself thinking about the impact that the role I…

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Back in the running game

Today I managed to get out for a run, the first one since my half-ironman at the end of August. A major part of the decision was due to signing up to the Brighton half-marathon 2017. Last year it was easy to focus on the training because the London…

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Gnu-style tooling on Ethereum Smart Contracts

The Ethereum project‘s fundamental goal of providing a distributed computing system, paid for using the cryptocurrency generated by the computations on the platform is a really interesting concept. Smart contracts, however, have some key limitations, one…

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I’ve often woken up on the morning after a vote with a sense of disappointment.  It’s unfortunately a feeling that’s all-to-familiar for me and many of the people whom I choose to call my friends. It is estimated that a week’s worth of information in a…

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I think one of the hardest thing to process right now is probably this: The vast majority of my network supported ‪#‎remain‬, I could only influence people who already shared my views. In reacting to the vote, you may be ashamed and confused about how…

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It was a strange thing running down Birdcage walk at the end of the marathon. I wasn’t sure what feelings I’d expect; elation? pride? achievement? I didn’t feel any of them, but just a massive sense of relief and an overwhelming urge to burst into tears.…

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I’m back running, and after my scare from last week where I had to halt my run on 10 miles with a bad knee, I’m now good. I was worried when I got to the ten mile mark, but passed straight through without issue; in fact my leg actually felt completely…
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