Well, I really am a lousy blogger. I am in awe of all those who manage to put out interesting posts, day after day, month after month. I guess it must get easier with practice. Anyway, I think I'm going to try out a "little and often" approach to posting.
I have found myself getting more and more interested in security over the last couple of years. I think the single most inspiring paper I have read on security is Practical Principles for Computer Security by Butler Lampson (who has had a hand in inventing an incredibly impressive range of technologies including personal computing, ethernet, laser printers, two-phase commit and WYSIWYG editors). I won't try and summarize it. If you are at all interested in security and you haven't read it, you should do so.