Sky Broadband Update

It’s probably time for an update on my Sky Broadband situation. I last wrote about Sky on 16th April. That was the date of their second failed attempt to connect me to their broadband. It was the date that I decided to cancel my order and go elsewhere. First the good news. I was considering […]

National Rail Travel Alert

This is the text of a National Rail travel alert email that I received this morning. Problems have been reported which may affect your journey between Balham (BAL) and Shepherd’s Bush (SPB) More details of this disruption can be found here: //nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/76437.aspx To see how this disruption affects your journey and to get alternative options […]

Year of Code on Newsnight

You’ve probably already seen the section on the government’s Year of Code initiative that was on Newsnight last Wednesday. But, in case you haven’t, here is it. We’ll wait while you catch up. Most of the commentary I’ve seen on this concentrates on Lottie Dexter’s performance in the interview that takes up the second half […]

Jessica London

Recently, I started getting unsolicited email from a company called Jessica London. They sell women’s clothes and they seem to think that I’d be interested in all of their latest offers. I have no idea where they got my email address from. I know I have never dealt with them so it’s not a case […]

The Political Web

I made a thing. On Sunday I mentioned how OpenTech always makes me feel a bit embarrassed that I’m not doing more useful stuff – particularly in the kinds of areas that OpenTech speakers care about. Usually, real life takes over before I get a chance to do anything about it and I forget about […]

OpenTech 2013

Yesterday was the (almost) annual OpenTech conference. For various reasons, the conference didn’t happen last year, so it was good to see it back this year. OpenTech is the conference where I most wish I could clone myself. There are three streams of talks and in pretty much every slot there are talks I’d like […]

MPs’ Web Sites

When I set up Planet Westminster in 2006 I thought it would be a relatively simple project to maintain. Over the years, more and more MPs would start blogs. Every couple of months I’d add the new ones and everything would be great. It hasn’t worked out like that at all. MPs’ web sites have […]