Mozilla Festival: Media, Freedom, and the Web

Originally appeared on Kasabi’s Blog: This last weekend, I found myself wearing a lab coat, meeting people working on some of the most interesting projects on the web, while in the queue to an entirely free espresso bar. And, I kept seeing human-sized foxes walking about and dancing. I was fairly sure I needed to […]

Trends and Barriers

|This article first appeared in Nodalities Magazine, CC By + SA For anyone following the Nodalities blog, you may have read some of my recent posts discussing the trends boiling up around Web 3.0 (other buzzwords are available). The Mobile Web and upgraded connectivity in general; the rise of ubiquitous computing from chips in every […]

WordPress Woes

So, WordPress 2.8 is great! I love the interface, the drag/drop, the ajaxed admin area and loads of other features. Unfortunately, it’s also broken. My problem occurs when I update plugins. Whenever a WP plugin needs updating, the automated system has failed to reactivate it every single time. Unfortunately, it also removes the plugin entirely, […]

Open Letter to my ISP

“Headache by magandafille“ This evening I sent this letter to my ISP in response to their support followup (I’ve removed the company name): Please, please don’t give me a list of troubleshooting tips again… The broadband router is attached directly to the test socket, therefore guaranteed by BT. My microfilter is fine, and I’ve had […]

First ever iPhone post

Ok, so I thought I’d try something. I thought I’d try writing an entire post on an iPhone. I’ve downloaded an app… Think it’s ingeniously called something like “blog writer”. I can tell that my typically long-winded style and use of punctuation will be a killer here! Surprisingly, however, this feels easy. Whether that’s the […]

Hook me up

I’ve been blogging a bit over on Nodalities about “stuff being connected”. The idea being basically: everyone is constantly creating data—all the bits of information that can be used in abstract.  These tiny bits of information are constantly being generated by every process we undertake, from the obvious like online banking to the more obscure […]

Google’s 10^100 (how many can you help?)

I have begun to see that we may be entering a new age of polymaths, and I’m happy to be involved in a part of the business world which seems to sustain some of the best brains on the planet. I remember reading about the beginners of industry—the pioneers of technology and science. I remember […]

WordPress

Some of my long-term readers (hi, Mum) might remember that my original blog was a Drupal install, and that my less-than-lovely ISP dropped my connection as I was uploading some new files—therefore borking the CSS. If you don’t follow, that’s OK. The point is that my old site was Drupal (a heavy-duty Content Management System, […]

Future of Web Apps

I’m planning to attend this year’s Future of Web Apps conference in London. Their list of speakers sounds fantastic, and I’m really looking forward to meeting some folks in real life. I’m particularly interested in this conference for its stated focus on the web community. Just have a look at the Agenda: How to grow […]

Aesthetics and Applications

Image by . SantiMB . (too busy) via Flickr I grew up in a Mac family. My dad used to programme accounts recievable applications on an old, black and white Macintosh, and that was my first encounter with any sort of GUI. Since then, I’ve used both Mac’s and PC’s and have a MacBook for […]