Blog: Dominic Francocci

UI for getting credit card alias

I wanted to create a UI prototype of a 'credit card converter' - that is, an application which takes a credit card number and then converts it to an alias. This is a situation in environments where credit card numbers can't be stored due to PCI/DSS rules, and so an alias of the card number is used. Read more…

How to block online ads for the whole household with a DNS setting in your router

I read a lot of web-based articles on my phone during the day. I don't object to advertising, and I understand that some publications rely on advertising for some of their income, but sometimes the quantity and style of adverts that are interleaved into the article can make it difficult to read.

I've used ad blockers in the past, which rely on installing software on your PC on phone, but a few months ago I discovered that you can filter out adverts at the router level using a different DNS server. Read more…

Jane Austen pronounces on...

The celebrated 19th century novelist pronounces on a subject of her choosing.

This was a test video that I did for the Austen and Darwin series.

I came off Facebook, and now I'm in no-admin page hell

Frustrated person on the phone

So, Facebook was fun for a while - about ten years ago. With a small group of friends on Facebook, we could joke, and moan, and say outrageous things online. We got angry at May, we got angry at Brexit, we got angry at Boris, and we got angry at Trump. We raged against injustice and animal torture and environmental destruction. We 'liked' art, and laughed at funny videos, and reminisced.Read more…

The Lavington Green Incident (1)

close up of plant with dead leaves

These are the minutes of interviews of council staff as part of the enquiry into the Lavington Green incident.

Interview #1

  • Subject: Melanie Jensen
  • Role: Customer Services Officer Read more…