It’s nice that Google have set up Google Moon so you can take a closer look at the Apollo landing sites. But have you seen what happens when you zoom right in?
Anyone who was subscribed to the full.rdf or full.xml feeds from this site would have stopped getting updates for a couple of weeks. Sorry about that – I’ve fixed it all now and you should have just recieved many days worth of bloggy goodness. It’s worth pointing out that full.rdf and full.xml are both deprecated… Continue reading RSS Feeds
I’ve made some pretty sweeping changes to the BBC streams page. Some of the Real Player links are now gone and there are now links to play everything in the BBC Radio Player application. You’ll notice that there are still some links to Real streams on my page. These mainly point to talk shows where… Continue reading BBC Streams
A little Firefox tip that I just discovered. It makes it far easier to use web search interfaces. Let’s take for example the TV programme search box on the Radio Times web site. It’s nn the left hand side of the page – a little text box labelled “search tv”. Now the usual way to… Continue reading Firefox Tip
An update on the iRiver after a couple of days usage. In general, it’s great. I’ve had no trouble loading files onto it and it’s a lot of fun having 40 Gb of music in your pocket at all times. I even got iRipDB working really easily, so it has a database of my music… Continue reading iRiver Update
So I finally joined the iPod generation. Except, of course, I didn’t buy an iPod. Firstly, Mac hardware and I just don’t seem to get on. Secondly, the iPod doesn’t play Ogg Vorbis files which is the format that most of my digital music is in. And finally, the iRiver (which is what I ended… Continue reading He Shall Have Music Wherever He Goes
Interesting article from the Telegraph about the rise of RSS and its (potential) impact on news media. To the consumer, the main benefit of RSS services is that they make receiving news more efficient. Instead of looking at one news website, then another, and then another, each time looking for stories that are interesting, RSS… Continue reading Telegraph on RSS
I’ve just noticed that the BBC have started styling their RSS feeds using XSLT. Take a look at this one for example. It all looks a lot nicer than the raw XML version. I may have to consider doing something similar for my RSS feeds.
Lead story on the BBC’s technology news page is about a review of web sites carried out by a company called SciVisum. In it they say that one in ten web sites don’t work properly in Firefox. This is a problem that I often come across when persuading people to switch to Firefox. If they… Continue reading Websites Alienate Firefox Users
According to Google Maps I live here. But I think they’ve got it wrong. We’re actually on the other side of the railway line that goes through the centre of the photo. Update: On rechecking, I see it’s been fixed.