Hi  I'm Paul.

I work as a Security Analyst for a Community College in Nova Scotia, Canada. At work I build stuff to help myself, technical support staff and management answer questions.

I am an open source author (I write software and give it away for free) and staunch OSS supporter. I don't believe that people should have to pay to be safe while online or anywhere else for that matter.

You can find me on Twitter
  • What goes on in my head. Unfiltered and very likely not well thought out

  • Moving windows This has been on my todo list for a while but I have been avoiding it like the plague because it was going to be a significant chore. Messing with ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2014, 4:18 AM by Paul Halliday
  • Making lockpicks Out of the blue a few weeks ago someone emailed me about this page and asked if I could reproduce the picks that are shown in the last image. I ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2014, 11:32 AM by Paul Halliday
  • Donning and Doffing In a little under 3 weeks I will be doing my practical test for the fire service. This will bring 6 months of (part time) classes, book learning, and numerous ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2014, 6:28 PM by Paul Halliday
  • Vehicle Extrication Last week I had the opportunity to practice a vehicle extrication (sans victim). The exercise included stabilizing the vehicle, removing the windows and rear windshield and lastly using a hydraulic ...
    Posted May 20, 2014, 4:38 AM by Paul Halliday
  • An 'organism of a paraphyletic group' tank Thankfully, the recovery instructions for my recent surgery contained no wording that covered either welding or power tools. In fact, the only stipulations were:1) No lifting > 7KG2) No ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2014, 3:57 PM by Paul Halliday
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