GE15 gets a kickstart

We’ve just passed 100-day day on the election countdown, and while once again we’ll find voices calling it as the “social media election” (despite previous elections making the same claims) the thing that’s caught my eye is that it seems to be the crowd funding election. First it was the Greens, crowd funding a candidate… Continue reading GE15 gets a kickstart

No coding necessary — for your free audiobook download

I’ve just started listening to the podcast Criminal, having heard about it when it joined the Radiotopia collective. It’s good, you’d like it, especially if you’re jonesing for Serial. But that’s not what I’m talking about right now. I’ve listened through the first couple of episodes, when the show was boxfresh, and the latest one,… Continue reading No coding necessary — for your free audiobook download

Highs & lows street

Today I had to do a lot of business with various companies on “the high street” and was struck by just how far we’ve come with remediating the Internet back into physical shops. Beyond all the obvious stuff about unexpected items in bagging areas, and outside of the economic discussion about cost cutting that leads… Continue reading Highs & lows street

Statutory Notices for the 21st Century

When, in the opening pages of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the people of Earth protest about the planned demolition of their planet, Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz replies: There’s no point in acting surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for 50 of… Continue reading Statutory Notices for the 21st Century