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Today’s bright idea: an ironic app

August 30th, 2013 · Comments Off · Technology

I may be throwing stones around a glass house a bit here since I use them myself, but I am finding it more and more difficult to cope with Captchas. I find myself wondering whether that “c” should be upper- or lower-case, whether that other squiggle is a “z” a “2″ or just some random […]

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On my radio

January 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Music

For all the hype and fuss about downloads and streaming, and with HMV just calling in the receivers it feels a whole lot like the future where we put aside all the old ways of discovering, listening to, and buying music. And yet the radio still has its place doesn’t it? I listening to the […]

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Google Plus

July 11th, 2011 · Comments Off · Technology

So I finally got onto Google Plus. Its a bit hard to judge how good it is or even whether it is any good at all because it is a social networking tool and any benefits to it will only really become apparent when I have a bit of a network on it – at […]

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Hiybbprqag

February 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Technology

If I gave a monkey’s about traffic to this site [[actually I do.  I actively try to keep it to a manageable trickle]] then putting the word Hiybbprqag into a post title could be a way to do it, or at least it would have been yesterday.  The readership will now split into two: those […]

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Worthy of comment

December 3rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Life

File this under ‘no shit Sherlock’ but a ReadWriteWeb has a story about a study into what makes people comment on the internet. Apparently… people who comment online are often motivated by emotions, and negative emotions at that. Furthermore, the longer online discussions last, the more likely they are to turn increasingly negative, and in […]

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All change in West Sussex

September 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

In the same month both the West Sussex County Times and West Sussex county council have revamped their websites.  The council have gone for the big band and changed their live site, while the local paper launched the new version as a beta site alongside the old one.  Having said that, they quickly ditched the […]

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The dog that didn’t bark

July 31st, 2010 · 11 Comments · Politics, Technology

The 2010 election was billed as ‘the internet election’ , but just about every election since about 2001 has been hyped to be the internet election and one of them was.  The general feeling is that 2010 wasn’t the internet election after all, which is what the Hansard Society are saying in a new report.  […]

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Virtual visits

July 29th, 2010 · Comments Off · Technology

Microsoft Research say: By combining 360-degree panoramic zooming with dynamically adaptive multi-perspective panoramas, Street Slide provides both an immersive and an informative experience for exploring street-side imagery and geo-located information. Skuds translates: It’s cool If phrases like “adaptive multi-perspective panoramas” leave you cold then this demo of Microsoft’s answer to Google Street View is best […]

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Desperate Russian Housewives

June 2nd, 2010 · 6 Comments · Technology

This is an interesting FoI request – about what domain names the BBC has registered to it. Along with the long list of expected domains, like www.bbcbrasil.com, www.bbcspanish.com and www.bbctrust.org there are a few amusing ones like www.desperaterussianhousewives.co.uk and www.brightonbam.co.uk

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For The Win

May 6th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life, Technology

Another book I recently finished is For The Win by Cory Doctorow.   At nearly 500 pages it is a substantial read, but I got through it really quickly, which is usually a sign that I am enjoying it.  Given my circumstances it is hardly surprising that I enjoyed a story of oppressed workers organising themselves […]

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