I’m off to Paris in a few hours. I’ll be speaking at YAPC::Europe on Friday. Haven’t been to Paris for fifteen years. I hope I get a chance to get out and about and see stuff. I particularly want to find the time to get to Pere Lachaise.  For those that don’t know, YAPC […]
Just in case you’ve ever wondered how it’s done, the BBC publishes a useful guide to being an internet paedophile. To summarise, the stages are: Friendship: Flattering a child into a private chatroom Relationship-forming: Asking the child what problems they have Mutuality: Identifying with those problems to create bond Risk-assessment: Asking about location of computer […]
Using the Comic Sans typeface is a sign of a complete lack of artistic ability. Ban Comic Sans.
Yay, blogging from the train! I’m such a geek. 6310i + Clie + Avantgo + Bluetooth = shiny goodness.
Julian Cash is a very cool photographer who, for the past few years has set up a temporary studio at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention where he takes lots of photos that make everyone look really cool and interesting. He’s just put online a set of his photos from OSCON 2002. A number of Open […]
Over a year ago I was with a group of friends in a pub (the best ideas always come from pubs) when we decided it that it would be a good idea to start to make a record of our memories of the late 1990s Dotcom Boom in London. It’s taken a while to get […]
My phone contract expires later this week which means it’s time for a phone upgrade. I’m pretty sure that I’m going for the Nokia 6310i. This means that I get Bluetooth enabled for the first time. Of course having one Bluetooth device is no fun at all so I’m probably going to buy the Bluetooth […]
In a weblog entry at Ecademy, Hilary Curtis makes a point that was probably obvious to most people, but which had passed me by completely. She points out that trackbacks are a first step to a fully connected web where visitors to a web site can not only add links to a page, but also […]
Just got my copy of Ben Hammersley’s Content Syndication with RSS. Haven’t looked at it in any detail yet but from the brief glance I’ve had, it seems really good. He seems really… er… diplomatic about the whole Dave Winer RSS 1.0/2.0 “issue”.
From the “sad geeks who should get out more” department. The BBC are reporting that geeks have produced a set of patches for the game Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball. These patches take the (already scantily clad) women from the game and show them completely naked. Unsurprisingly, this hasn’t gone down well with the […]