Worst-case scenario (XKCD)

I agree with XKCD as to how to express the blog of Bruce Schneier, but disagree with how they expressed the blog of Jeff Masters.


VPN selection

Notes taken from an episode of Daily Tech News Show with Tom Merritt and guest Brian Brushwood.

Tom uses Private Tunnel, for which users pay by bit, not month.

Brian uses Express VPN; monthly, but fairly inexpensive with a wide selection of servers to choose from.

Also check out torrentfreak’s annual vpn survey.

Learn with Unity

There are many ways to learn Unity. As well as over sixty hours of courses at Lynda.com, if you follow the Learn menu item on the Unity home page you will find links to:

  • Video and text tutorials of various topics and levels
  • A documentation section, with the component reference and scripting API.
  • Drop in on a live training course, or view a past session. (although there have only been two so far this year, in February.)
  • The Community link brings up links to Forums for general discussion on unity, Answers for more specific Unity questions and answers, Feedback for feature requests, and Issue Tracker for information about the status of identified bugs.
  • Information on Certification to show you have the required skills to make games with Unity.
  • The Unity Knowledge Base, with information on Accounts & Community, Licenses, Asset Store, Services, Editor, Platforms, Scripting, Features and Graphics.



QUT Library Call Numbers

Having wondered about the makeup of the Call Numbers used by QUT Libraries, I have found the answer at https://www.library.qut.edu.au/search/borrowing/shelf/
The Dewey Subject Number (e.g. 598.0994 for Aves (Birds) in Australia) is (sometimes) prefixed by an indicator of the item’s location. More information about locations (including prefixes and loan length allowed for items of that location) can be found at https://www.library.qut.edu.au/search/borrowing/shelf/itemlocations.jsp.
Following the Subject Number is a Running number, assigned to each item at the same subject number. In the Law library the running number is replaced with 4 letters, often from the author’s name.
The last element is only used where an item is not a first edition; e.g. /3 for a third edition.
The example given is for a book with the call number 598.0994 13 /8, which is in the Kelvin Grove Curriculum collection, being the 13th item with subject number 598.0994
The location indicator and call number would appear on the spine of the item as

13 /8