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2016-02-01 @ 14:29:27
Between 2006 and 2009 my blogs were build around the lightweight open source blogging platform [[Chyrp]]. …

Wikimedia in trouble?
2016-01-13 @ 21:14:54
I'd like to think that if things had gone differently in whatever year it was (WMF still in St Pete) …

MITx i18n fails
2012-03-07 @ 12:35:00
One of my 'pet' topics over more than 20 years has been how to Internationalise (i18n) web sites and services; …

Software licencing revisited
2012-02-06 @ 20:54:00
Look in the sidebar on the right and you'll see a number of entries for the FLOSS software which runs …

Fine tuning
2012-02-01 @ 22:46:00
Since late last year I've started to get interested again in hardware hacking and the 'maker' movement, up to the …

SOPA/PIPA blackout effect
2012-01-18 @ 09:30:00
One thing I've noticed a lot of since late last night about the whole "ohnoestheinterwebismissing!111!!" thing has been how much …

Where next for Wikipedia
2011-12-12 @ 15:40:00
Once upon a time there was an idea, and the idea was new and untested, but they went ahead and …

The Global Phonebook?
2011-07-25 @ 10:02:00
I've been thinking a lot about why Google seem so concerned about having "real" names; what difference it could actually …

Privacy (revisited)
2010-10-08 @ 14:29:00
Yesterday I tweeted ""I'm more than a bit worried about this #rainmaker thing. it requires others giving my email address …

ID Cards fail
2009-08-06 @ 14:33:00
I'm not a lover of the Daily Mail, but their article today on how easy -- and fast -- is …

Deep Packet Inspection
2009-05-17 @ 14:00:00
Just to be clear, I'm writing here about the abomination that is the idea behind Phorm; that getting internet service …

Yak shaving
2009-05-13 @ 00:35:00
"Yak shaving" is a wonderful term -- reckoned to have been coined by Carlin Vieri at MIT -- that boils …

The Thought Process
2009-04-12 @ 12:09:00
How different people approach the same problem is an interest of mine. Ever since I first started analysing requirements for …

an update on the uk blocking of wikipedia
2008-12-08 @ 11:00:00
Statement by the Internet Watch Foundation:  …

Trust in Wikipedia
2008-11-01 @ 19:04:00
I regularly have the question "How can we trust wikipedia when anyone can edit it? Shouldn't we ban it from …

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