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Ideal Christmas Present* – Personalised Enigma Logo Mugs!

Posted by Craig H on 3 November 2015

Today we’ve launched a new web site,, and an associated CafePress store. The idea is that you enter your name, or whatever other word(s) you might like on a mug, it creates a design in the style of the Enigma machine logo and you can then (if you like it!) buy a mug with that design from CafePress. We have other designs also in the store: Enigma machine pluboards, with or without the plugs and cables, which we think look pretty good wrapped around a mug.
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Can You Crack the Code?

Posted by Craig H on 21 August 2009

Partly because it’s summer, partly because I visited Bletchley Park this week, but mostly because I’ve been intrigued by it for years, I’m posting a challenge on an enigma very close to the Symbian offices (most of us here walk past it every day!)

There’s an area of historic housing on Mitre Road and Ufford Street, between our office and Waterloo station. It was built by the Ecclesiastical and Church Estates Commissioners for England around 100 years ago, inspired by the ideas of Victorian housing reformer Octavia Hill (after whom it is now named). The thing that intrigues me is the irregular pattern on the cast iron railings at various points on the boundaries of the estate along Webber Street and Short Street:

Railings, Short Street, North

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