Monthly Archives: May 2006

Journalism

Dr. Crippen makes a really good point in this post. Unfortunately, it occurs half way down the page, so I reproduce it here: The journalists have just discovered (see the BBC report here) that no one knows the optimum treatment for patients with early prostate cancer. Doctors have been saying this for years but have […]

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Web Sue.0

Point 1: The term “Web 2.0″ was originally coined by O’Reilly – the computing book people – in this article. Since then, they’ve tried to obtain a “service mark” (trademark) on the term. Point 2: The term “Web 2.0″ is used throughout the web. In this sense, it is clear that O’Reilly cannot pretend to […]

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I know I said I’d stop posting about the BBC

… but I think that this is interesting. Biased BBC are making a big fuss over this article in the Times. THE BBC has persuaded the creator of the 1970s television series M*A*S*H to turn his fire on the Bush Administration. President Hillary Clinton is in the White House, and George Bush is on trial […]

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Worst Tech Products

Thanks to PCWorld.com, the 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time. AOL at the top, no surprises there. Interestingly, RealPlayer came second worst. I still wonder why the BBC insist on using RealPlayer for their online streaming service. Is it because they want us to break our computers?

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Comment Spam

Today I’ve had to turn on comment moderation. I didn’t want to, as I think it kills the conversation (not that there is much). But unfortunately, some f*cking spamming halfwitted tw*t has added 250 comments advertising his stupid product, which are going to take me about a week to remove. The worst part of it […]

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Exams

I finished my exams on Saturday. That’s right, with a paper at 9:00 on a weekend. Following my Sunday afternoon off, I’ve been launched straight into project work, having spent nine hours in the department today. Somehow I thought that finishing exams would be quite nice, and that I’d be able to relax. Not so, […]

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50 Feeds

Some inane chatter to celebrate my return… I just noticed today that I’m currently reading 50 different blog feeds. In fairness, I must confess that one of these is a test for my new CUGCR website, but I still think I’m doing quite well.

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RSS Subscriptions

Down at the bottom of the sidebar I’ve added a whole heap of buttons to let you subscribe. If you’re an existing user of Yahoo! or Gmail then it’s a doddle. Even if you aren’t click one of the buttons, and it’ll show you the feed experience you could be having. Blimey, I sound like […]

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Yahoo in trouble

Apparently, Yahoo! have been getting themselves into all sorts of shady dealings with spyware vendors. And now they’re being sued, by the chap who wrote the post behind the first link.

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