Posted at 9:07pm on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 by Andy
Trickling by on the new Twitter homepage is a popular tweet linking to If Calvin Took Ritalin over at Laughing Squid. I was about to link to it myself, but had the sneaking feeling that I’d seen it before. Apparently I had, on waxy.org back in 2004. I liked it enough to blog about it then too. Truly nothing is new under the sun. And the Internet will eat itself.
Posted at 3:53pm on Thursday, March 25th, 2010 by Andy
I think they want us to think that this, like the Obama compaign before it, will be an Internet election. Where smart people use the power of social media to get across the real messages of the election, empowering democracy and “getting the right result”.
What we’ve seen however, is the denizens of the Internet take the piss out of everyone and both the main competitors make a complete hash of it (most recently). Today’s example has to be the meta tags on www.number10.gov.uk:
<meta name="keywords" content="budget 2010,health,jobs and growth,life sciences,football,ada lovelace day,sarah brown,
women,thameslink,trains,budget cabinet,israel,ssrb statement,piercing,tattoos,small businesses,
trade credit insurance scheme,armed forces,idenity" />
Please, explain… tattoos? piercing? Ada Lovelace Day? Idenity?
Posted at 10:35pm on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 by Andy
Replace “Ubisoft” with “any traditional media that has, thus far, failed to ‘get it’” and one animated gif pretty much sums up the current state of play:
Posted at 2:39pm on Monday, March 22nd, 2010 by Andy
Posted at 11:40pm on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 by Andy
The amazing folding plug (video below if you’ve not seen it already) wins the Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2010.
What I want to know is when can I get one? My lovely Waterfield bag is hideously disfigured by the plug that gets forced into it every day.
Posted at 10:42pm on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 by Andy
A while ago I tweeted about being in a musical rut, and asked for help. I thought it was worth reporting back the ones that really did it for me:
Posted at 7:19pm on Friday, March 12th, 2010 by Andy
My word. The KLF are featured in this month’s issue of Re<ords, one of many iPhone music mags. I’m new to publications on the iPhone, so far games (Plants vs Zombies at the moment, thank you for asking) have taken up most of my time. The idea of monthly content suddenly seems really obvious, just amazed I hadn’t realised it was out there.
Posted at 11:10pm on Monday, March 8th, 2010 by Andy
I done gone made a thing – portify converts audio files from any format to one more suitable for your portable player. For me, sadly, that means converting everything to mp3.
Testers are welcome, particularly on non-Linux platforms, but please be gentle
Posted at 8:50pm on Thursday, March 4th, 2010 by Andy
I don’t really want to get all banker bashing, but these 3 stories really sum up my utter confusion about the end result of the “financial crisis”. I’m an intelligent enough chap. I ought to get it, oughtn’t I?
I seem to have this awful Emperor’s new clothes kind of feeling that just won’t go away.
Posted at 2:20pm on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 by Andy
Has the BBC signalled the death of DAB? Today’s announcements detail the closure of the only two BBC stations that both broadcast original content and are only available on DAB. Now all original BBC radio content, barring the very few 5Live Sports Extra events that aren’t also on LW and the little CBeebies/CBBC stuff on Radio 7, is again available on a traditional FM/AM/LW radio.
While we get up in arms about the loss of the stations, perhaps we should be getting up in arms about the failure of DAB, and start asking ourselves what that means for the wider picture of the “Digital Switchover”.