Rob Farley

Rob Rob Farley has been consulting in IT since completing a Computer Science degree with first class honours in 1997. Before moving to Adelaide, he worked in consultancies in Melbourne and London. He runs the development department in one of Australia's leading IT firms, as well as doing database application consultancy and training. He heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, and holds several Microsoft certifications.

Rob has been involved with Microsoft technologies for most of his career, but has also done significant work with Oracle and Unix systems. His preferred database is SQL Server and his preferred language is C#. Recently he has been involved with Microsoft Learning in the US, creating and reviewing new content for the next generation of Microsoft exams.

Over the years, Rob's clients have included BP Oil, OneLink Transit, Accenture, Avanade, Australian Electorial Commission, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Royal Borough of Kingston, Help The Aged, Unisys, Department of Treasury and Finance (Vic), National Mutual, the Bible Society and others.

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05 December 2005

Bunnings and credit cards

I went to Bunnings on Saturday. Had some stuff to get, you know how it is.

I paid for the stuff on credit card, and as I signed my name, I noticed my WHOLE credit card number there on display, with the expriy date just underneath. I can't say I was happy. I'm sure they don't need that. The transaction had gone through, so as far as I can tell, they don't need a copy of all the details, they just need a copy of the transaction receipt number, and something that Visa recognise means my card was there. Heck - there's not even much point in them having my signature, except to verify that it's me. I should be able to just show them my drivers' licence to verify that my signature matches the one on the card.

It's now got me wondering who else does stuff like that.