21 Apr
2016
I'm a PhD!

Yesterday I obtained my PhD degree in Computer Science at the Universiteit Utrecht, on the subject of the simulation of dense crowds. Of course my thesis Dense Crowds of Virtual Humans is available online!


17 Mar
2016
Python-RSA 3.4 released

Python-RSA 3.4 has been released! This is the first release from GitHub, and contains a lot of improvements by myself, Michael Manganiello, and Filippo Valsorda, including the solution for a side-channel vulnerability.

Get it while it's hot at the Python Package Index, or just install with pip install --upgrade rsa.

Click here for more details and a plan for the future.


08 Feb
2016
Hong Kong In The 1950s Captured By A Teenager

Hong Kong In The 1950s Captured By A Teenager

Beautiful photos of Hong Kong in the 1950s. They were shot by Fan Ho when he was a teenager, and recently composited into the book Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir. Design You Trust has an overview of the photos.


04 Feb
2016
My name in the modern world

Frustration

My last name is a technical hurdle. At least, for many people. In this high-tech, modern, globalized society, one would expect that a simple accented character shouldn't be an issue. After all, even a small child can write Stüvel correctly with a stick in the mud. So why is it such an issue in the world of computers?


18 Jan
2016
New website & Python-RSA 3.3

You won't notice it, but you're now on my new website. The look is still the same, but under the hood a lot has changed. This includes the blog being fixed again, so that I can actually write new posts! Can you imagine, I didn't blog a single thing in 2015.... well, that'll change.

Python-RSA 3.3 has been released! This release fixes a security leak, which was filed under CVE-2016-1494. As always, you can get the new version from the Python Package Index.