Saturday Aug 29, 2009

url aliases

I mention in the last article, that url aliases/shortners make calculating an inlist sort-order harder, it's curious to me that Google don't have a url shortening service. (I suppose the domain name google doesn't lend itself well to being part of a short name.)


Monday Nov 03, 2008

News on the move

"Free RSS" seems to have some problems, however, I chose to load itunes on a desktop at home so will have to wait 'till I get back there to remove it, or replace it. However, Google pointed me at a thread called "the best free rss application?" at Meanwhile, I am still reading my feeds at Google Reader, both on the 'touch and on my laptop.


Thursday Oct 30, 2008

my first impressions with the ipodtouch

I managed to spend a couple of hours on my new ipod touch today. I have loaded my music and selected a few applications. Scott Wilson showed me iPint on his iphone, so I had to go and get that.

Check it out, you can also watch this video which I found on You Tube. i.e. this neither me nor Scott, and it is fully accredited at its publication page on you tube.


Tuesday Dec 11, 2007

Three into two wont go

One needs to bear in mind that no flat screen computer can present a 3D world.

tags: silly

Tuesday Mar 13, 2007

Inappropriate Behaviour

Robert Hamilton told a story about a company that prohibited instant messenger because it permits inappropriate behaviour. His reply,

I can behave inappropriately with a pencil!


Friday Mar 09, 2007

What's my blog worth?

Another blog valuation at Dane Carlson's blog been pointed out to me by FlexRex.So here's mine.

My blog is worth

How much is your blog worth?


This uses the technorati api to query the technorati ranking, which undervalues a roller blog because technorati treats the long and short names as seperate blogs.. However, the html above is not dynamic and so I have done two queries and added the result. The number above is Dane's view of how much my blog is worth today.  (His link to the backing research is  a bit out of date. Tristian Louis' researc
has now been archived.

An alternative valuation is made at Blogshares, which values the blog at $15,000. @ blogshares



Listed on BlogShares


Although, I really should learn how reindex it as I havn't done this  ever. If you know how to do this, I suggest you post a comment and buy some of my shares. 


Wednesday Jan 03, 2007

What kind of Superhero are you?

At the "Which Superhero are you?" quiz..., it seems they think I'm Iron Man with a score of 70%, oddly followed by Spiderman and "The Flash", despite saying I can't run fast! At least it got my sex right!

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Monday Dec 25, 2006

Some machinima viewing...

Recovering from Xmas day excesses and I thought I'd share some internet fun. In business everyone's trying to get aboard the user generated content thing and we have an exciting collision of trends, the declining cost of video capture, the declining cost of the bandwidth to distribute it, and the games industries growing tendency to enable scripting and video screen capture.

These trends offer a new and accessable mass media form, with very low cost barriers to entry. For those who don't know, the art form of story telling within a game engine combined with video distribution is known as "machinima" [wikipedia:machinima].

So here are a couple, two of my favourite machinima videos are

For those for whom the virtual world just makes you into Lardarses, we have a unique mashing of music, dance and treadmills.

and a sci-fi tribute to what the Guardian describes as the best political drama of the year

You might like to also see Sun's Big Mashup, which isn't quite as funny &, one of the leading community sites, well at least it got the name first and some of the tools are the dogs'.

Don't forget the Edwin Beekveld's Hobbits. I have put the links in my front page sidebar.


Friday Sep 29, 2006

Residual Values

Phil Harman has just turned up and after we exchange traditional greetings of scorn, he shows off his Acer Ferrari Laptop. I'm not bitter that I won a Cobalt Qube last year, when several colleagues were bought these laptops, no no, I am not bitter - but when Phil told me that he sold his Qube on Ebay for 300 quid, which is more than I got for my Alfa 155, I was a bit taken aback.


Thursday Jan 05, 2006

Ringtones & Work

While Scott McNealy, in better times, when he had time to worry about minor issues, said he found personalising the ringtone on a phone a bad thing. He is in dubious company, Norman Lamont, when Chancellor of the Exchequer famously decided to tax phones; he was interrupted at dinner in a restaurant. Anyway I don't agree, neither of them work in open plan or use trains. I reckon being able to recognise your phone by hearing it, if you are in a space with many phones, is productivity enhancing, despite the fact that some people have some desperately annoying ringtones.

Given their price I'd spend my own money on them for the convenience.

Now, if I could only find Mott the Hoople's "Golden Age of Rock & Roll"





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