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Christopher Bull
Works at Lancaster University, School of Computing and Communications
Attends Lancaster University
Lives in Lancaster, UK
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Some of the best explanations come in comic form.

#Heartbleed  
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Celebrate!
Today is the big day in which Microsoft no longer supports windows XP.
It's time to put the 12 year old OS (yes 12) to sleep.
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Neither is security ;)
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I was disappointed that there wasn't actually a Buzz Lightyear design to vote on (and you're voting on aesthetic differences, of course), but personally voted for the "Biomimicry" suit.
 
Vote now on what you think our next spacesuit prototype should look like! There are three designs to choose from: http://go.nasa.gov/1iUn3pM   #Z2
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Interesting discoveries (past and future plans) for the Cassini probe around Saturn. Interesting stuff!
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Fancy volunteering and immortalising your voice in a game? Check out the casting call for 'Star Trek: Excalibur' (+ExcaliburGame):
Quickbattle NPC Ship Voiceover Casting Call

#StarTrek #StarTrekExcalibur
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Bug named "Heartbleed" found in OpenSSL - we're urged to change all passwords.

Wouldn't be such a problem if everyone used 2-step authentication where available (hint, hint) - though in some circumstances (albeit rarer) even that won't necessarily protect you from this bug.
 
Public urged to reset all passwords

That is a big news story right there
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All in all, a very expensive mistake. :)
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Regardless of who is right or wrong, deserving or not, there are always others that will suffer in lecturer strikes:
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I couldn't agree more.
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My special issue article is accepted into IEEE Software. Get in!
"Supporting Reflective Practice in Software Engineering Education through a Studio-based Approach"
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[Continues waiting to hear if anything he's written has gotten in]
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Emergency research.
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Research Associate
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  • Lancaster University, School of Computing and Communications
    Research Associate, 2014 - present
  • Lancaster University, School of Computing and Communications
    Teaching Assistant (Practicals & Tutorials), 2010 - 2013
  • Lancaster University, Cesagen
    Software Developer (Intern), 2009 - 2009
  • Greggs of Cumbria
    Sales Assistant + Sunday Man, 2007 - 2008
  • Sodexho Defence
    Mess Hand, 2006 - 2006
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Lancaster, UK
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Perham Down, UK - Tidworth, UK - Windsor, UK - Abingdon, UK
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Software engineering revolutionist, Geek, Technology enthusiast
Introduction
I am Research Associate on the SAMS project at Lancaster University. This project is researching how to detect subtle early signs of dementia in computer users.

I am also a digital innovation researcher (finishing my Ph.D.), and part of the original cohort of the HighWire DTC.

My research interests centre around collaboration in software development teams. Currently I am looking at co-located developers during design and programming phases of software projects (inspired by my Masters Thesis — CoffeeTable). Additionally, I have a wide and varied interest in many areas of Computer Science including software engineering (in a broad sense), software project management, education in computer science/software engineering, HCI and web development. If you haven’t gathered already, my background is primarily in Computer Science and Software Engineering, but I have also dabbled in Management Science and Project Management.

In my spare time I enjoy “making stuff”, programming and am also a developer of a computer game project that has been receiving increasingly more attention from the wider world. One of the most satisfying things I do outside of my PhD is teaching, and it is giving me a unique perspective on aspects of my research. I teach practical sessions for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate Computer Science students.

What’s the most important factor you need to know about me? I thoroughly enjoy my work.

Thanks for checking out my profile.

- Christopher Bull

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Eclectic researcher and an Unofficial Google ninja
Education
  • Lancaster University
    PhD, 2010 - present
  • Lancaster University
    MRes - Innovation in the Digital Economy, 2009 - 2010
  • Lancaster University
    BSc (Hons) - Computer Science with Software Engineering, 2006 - 2009
  • Cricklade College
    BND - IT Practioners (Software Development), 2004 - 2006
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