Showing posts from November, 2013

How to protect your data when destroying paper based copies

Recently I have been sorting out my files and getting rid of financial statements older than 3 years.  This has resulted in a lot of paper needing to be disposed of in a safe manner.Usually I would shred the paper, but as my shredder broke a few years ago when I was carrying out a similar exercise, I had to come up with another way of securely destroying my documents.
Rapid Exothermic Oxidation (REO) This is my novel method which is very simple and cheap to do.  It allows you to handle large amounts of paper quickly and can guarantee 100% destruction of your personal data.  Not only can it be used for paper based media but also for optical based media too.
All you need to use this method is a heat proof container (a metal dustbin or BBQ will do) and a heat source.  Place your data into the container and apply the heat source. Stand well back as the oxidation occurs.
Here you can see the chemical reaction in progress. Once complete you will be left with the following which, once cool, can s…

Something's missing in Google Apps

Google have updated their appearance recently to make things more streamlined.  As with most things google they seem to have done this without warning -  well none I saw and I'm always looking.

So what has changed? Do you remember that black bar at the top of each page in google?
Well it's gone!
Google have replaced it with the squares button on the right of the window:
You can select this button to show you all of the apps available to you plus MarketPlace apps too.  It works in exactly the same way as your black bar but doesn't take up those precious few pixel at the top of every screen.

R.I.P. black bar.