Posts Tagged “Web”

Recommended Podcast – Edgework

by David on February 6, 2007

Brian Oberkirch‘s Edgework podcast is interesting and recommended.

SXSW rates The Dixie Chicks

by David on February 4, 2007

South by South-West – SXSW is a web-developers’ circle-jerk held annually in Austin, Texas. Why there rather than its spritual home of San Francisco, I can’t be bothered to find out. Perhaps it could combine with Burning Man in Nevada and kill two birds with one stone.

Must stop reading Digg…

by David on February 1, 2007

I have a great job, working from home for myself, as a porn critic. I do well. But I still struggle to make myself look at the same thing over and over again, you can tire of anything.

Parasocks, on the Digg story, Jobs that don’t suck

Waiting for Coates: anti-social software

by David on February 1, 2007

Dear Old Skool Account-Holding Flickr Member,

On March 15th we’ll be discontinuing the old email-based Flickr sign in system. From that point on, everyone will have to use a Yahoo! ID to sign in to Flickr.

email received from Yahoo today

Flickr is taking a beating in two key forums right now over their decision today to force “old skool” flickr users to merge with Yahoo accounts and new limits on both number of contacts and tags allowed on Flickr. Check out some of the quotes here

Still here

by David on January 26, 2007

I am quite sure I have had a stroke (the final medical diagnosis is still pending), a small one I suppose, since I still drive a few weeks after my 93rd birthday. At this age, I must say that I do delight in people’s amazement when I tell them how old I am. But under all this is the knowledge that I am the oldest male on either side of my family, maternal or paternal, and I know I must go fairly soon. I just don’t like the idea.

from Don To Earth, Donald Crowdis’s blog

As if

by David on January 24, 2007

The Seventh Annual Weblog Awards are running again… I think it’s fair to say that it has not been a good year for plasticbag.org and that I’ve not written anywhere near as much stuff or at such high quality. So go vote for someone else!

the humble Tom Coates, granting you mortals permission

Notes from Spain

by David on December 14, 2006

I started listening to the Notes From Spain podcast (RSS etc here). It’s so engaging I’ve been downloading all the past podcasts and consequently learning loads about Spain.

Ben Curtis and his Spanish wife Marina bring you travel secrets, sound seeing tours, news, interviews, culture and more, from all corners of Spain.

MySociety

by David on December 11, 2006

I think, after some initial reserve about their first projects, it would be difficult for me to find fault in the work that MySociety have done recently.

Tom Coates on MySociety

Into the future with Google

by David on December 8, 2006

An interesting post from Tim Worstall:

I had a quick look around Google News and saw nothing. Mildly interesting that hits on a blog, the number of people using a search engine to look for a certain phrase or name, indicates that something is happening somewhere. Sort of an early warning system before it actually hits the English speaking press perhaps?

Suggesting that peaks in Google search terms could presage breaking news before it hits the news sites.

Flickr maps and Google maps

by David on November 17, 2006

Check out Flickr’s new maps for London. This is stunningly good stuff… Yahoo and Flickr now have good maps for Britain and the rest of Europe as well, which should help the whole geotagging thing really fly outside the US. I’ve known this was coming for a while, but it doesn’t make its arrival any less welcome…

Tom Coates on Flickr’s maps