Stilgherrian is a freelance journalist, commentator and podcaster interested in big-picture internet issues, especially security, cybercrime and hoovering up bulldust. He studied computing science and linguistics before a wide-ranging media career and a stint at running an IT business. He can write iptables firewall rules, set a rabbit trap, clear a jam in an IBM model 026 card punch and mix a mean whiskey sour.

Latest Posts

Intel's new 32nm 2010 Core chips

Intel announced new processor chips at last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas: the 2010 Core series, with transistor sizes down to 32 nanometres. They're faster with better power consumption, sure, but what else will it mean?

January 10, 2010 by


The challenge of Government 2.0

The Government 2.0 Taskforce released its draft report last week, and its recommendations for Open Government almost reads like a manifesto. Stilgherrian's guest on Patch Monday this week is the chair of the Taskforce, Nicholas Gruen.

December 13, 2009 by


Why we like Linux desktops

In this week's Patch Monday podcast, staffers Renai LeMay and Chris Duckett discuss why they use Linux full time where they can and what they like and don't like about it.

August 9, 2009 by Renai LeMay and