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Hi, I'm Tim Trott. I'm an experienced Software Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland, with a love for Photograpy, Space, UX and internet security.

My goal here is to share my experiences, knowledge, photography, and help people through writing articles and tutorials. I like to write about computers and technology, photography and astronomy, travel and cooking.

Switching from Windows to Linux
Windows 10 has been out for over a year now, and for the most part has been accepted well. Still, some people aren’t happy with the privacy issues and the amount of tracking, not to mention a few security issues, and may be looking for an alternative...
Walking in the Shropshire Hills AONB
26/08/2016Hiking Midlands
A nice short walk through the Shropshire hills from Carding Mill Valley along the stream to the four metre cascade at the picturesque Lightspout Waterfall.
Good things come to those who wait. Good things come to those who work their asses off and never give up.
Dudley Zoo and Castle
25/08/2016Days Out Midlands
Dudley Zoological Gardens is a 40-acre zoo located within the grounds of Dudley Castle in the town of Dudley, in the Black Country.
Tewkesbury Battlefield
24/08/2016Ghosts South West
On 14 April 1471, Queen Margaret of Anjou, wife of the Lancastrian King Henry VI, landed on the southwest coast of England with her son Edward, Prince of Wales, and 1,000 mercenaries. Her husband had been imprisoned in the Tower of London by the Yorkist monarch Edward IV, and it was Margaret's intention to wrest the crown of England back from Edward.
Red Kite Feeding at Gigrin Farm
23/08/2016Days Out Wales
A visit to the Red Kite Centre at Gigrin Farm which is located in the heart of Mid Wales, overlooking both the Wye and Elan Valleys, and just half a mile from the market town of Rhayader.
Thirty Five
I used to write a post at the end of each year highlighting the things that I have accomplished, place I’ve seen and any other life events. Over the past few years however I’ve not done that so much, so I’m starting again but this time writing on my birthday. So, at Thirty Five what have I done since Thirty Four?
Protection Against Cross Site Attacks
30/07/2016Security & Privacy
Cross site scripting is another prevalent form of attack on a web application, and in this tutorial we are going to find out what a cross site scripting attack is any why they are so successful as well as how to mitigate these risks.
What are SQL Injection Attacks?
23/07/2016Security & Privacy
SQL Injection is an extremely prevalent and dangerous risk to any web application and is so easy to perform. A SQLi attack can lead to sensitive information being leaked directly from the database, malware being served, data integrity compromised and so on.
Parameter Tampering and How to Protect Against It
10/07/2016Security & Privacy
parameter tampering is a method by which malicious hackers attempt to compromise your application through manipulating parameters in the URL string. This can cause applications to perform in ways the programmer did not intend, especially if invalid data is encountered.
Combatting Shin Splints with FootBallance Insoles
06/07/2016Health & Fitness
FootBallance Insoles are the latest thing in running technology. These are essentially 100% custom insoles which can be slipped into any shoe and provide arch support. Do they work? Read on and find out.