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
@01110000
  • What goes on in my head. Unfiltered and very likely not well thought out


  • 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
  • Emergency Appendectomy I had a pretty good scare last week. Shortly after a late lunch on monday I began to experience acute and extreme pain in my lower abdomen. Now, with my ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2014, 10:22 AM by Paul Halliday
  • Life Advice #01 Befriend someone that owns a sawmill If you like to build things then knowing someone with a sawmill gives you endless opportunities for material. You can get custom wood sizes ...
    Posted Dec 15, 2013, 2:47 PM by Paul Halliday
  • Hindsight is 20/20 At around 3AM on Friday morning one of my smoke alarms (in the loft) went off. There was no sign of smoke, and no smell. I checked out the entire ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2013, 1:38 PM by Paul Halliday
  • Concrete Concrete is one of my favourite building materials. It is incredibly versatile, strong (when used correctly), low maintenance and just plain fun to work with. All of the counter tops ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2013, 6:20 PM by Paul Halliday
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