These are just a few quick updates to explain what I am doing with the blog.
Firstly, regular readers may notice that I have a new blog banner image, which was kindly designed for me by a friend who wishes to remain anonymous for now. I think it looks a lot better than the old styled header, and it makes the template I’m using a bit more unique.
Secondly, I’m going to change the format of the blog somewhat. Until now, I’ve mostly focused on long detailed articles, from explaining security concepts, to creating lists of recommended browser add-ons, to even attempting to refute academics and professionals. The problem is that these articles take a lot of time to research and write, and my free time for doing them is limited by both my work and my university studies.
On the other hand, I subscribe to a lot of security feeds and mailing lists, and will occasionally tweet about various things that I come across. So I’ve decided to adapt this habit, and instead of just tweeting about something, I will give it a short write-up on this blog. Sometimes I may just put a link and a short comment, other times I may write a couple of paragraphs. Whatever I do, you’ll still get to read some good content that you may have missed elsewhere on the web. I tried a similar thing back in January and February with “Cryptogasm Quickies”, but instead of doing a single post with multiple items, you’ll get a post per item.
This isn’t to say that I will never write in-depth articles again; on the contrary, I have a few that I am working on, but instead of the blog feeling inactive for days (and sometimes weeks) on end whilst I work on them, I will provide small amounts of content to keep you all up to date with various pieces of security news and views.
Thirdly and finally (and nothing to do with the blog), I am attending the Infosecurity Europe 2012 convention on Wednesday 25th April. If anyone else is going, let me know via twitter and perhaps we can meet up for a drink.