Tim TrottTim TrottThe time is always right to do what is right
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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.


Thirty Five
21/08/2016Myself
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.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single stepChinese Proverb
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.
No Pain, No Gain! (Or a lesson on when to say STOP)
19/06/2016Health & Fitness
I’ve been going out running now twice a week gradually building up the distance while improving my pace. I’m aiming for a consistant pace, not a fast time. If I can keep a consistant pace from start to finish and then reduce that pace I’m doing good.
Never Fails Scottish Tablet Recipe
02/05/2016Cooking
This Scottish tablet recipe never fails to produce mouth watering results for sweet those with a sweet tooth.
DIY Flash Softbox
30/04/2016Tutorials
Flash softbox are devices placed over a flash gun to soften the harshness of a flash burst. The act as diffusers spreading the light out and reducing the harshness of shadows.
After Thirty Four Years, I Learn to Run
23/04/2016Health & Fitness
After 34 years of life, I finally get why people run. I mean, I always understood why people were running in the park or down the street, but was always accompanied with mockery. “That seems like a painful way to spend time.”
Introduction to the Printing Process
16/04/2016Graphic Design
We will have a quick look at some of the print processes involved in getting digital artwork into print and cover some rules you should follow to avoid disappointment.