Humour me

I’m blogging like mad over at Beth Krasna’s Thinking Ethics. Pop over and have a read why don’t you. Mind you, since I seem to be posting more-or-less on my own at the moment, I think I might start to feel a bit lonely soon. The blog is a companion to Beth’s Thinking Ethics seminar… Continue reading Humour me

Tags thought

Once you’ve played with tags at Flickr and del.icio.us for a while you’ll find you expect everything to work that way. Tags are very persuasive. Two really obvious applications for tags: Apple’s iTunes and iPhoto. Adding keywords to iPhoto pictures is such a weird pain-in-the-neck, multi-step operation (compared with, say, adding tags to your Flickr… Continue reading Tags thought

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Think I need a new lawyer

So Mark Lloyd, an otherwise respectable lawyer (and a bit of an expert on tech and Internet lawyering in general) calls me yesterday and asks how my blogging business is going. I tell him it’s pretty cool but it’s still early days and then I tell him, by way of industry background, that Sony just… Continue reading Think I need a new lawyer

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Not following nofollow

Ben Hammersley reckons Google’s rel=”nofollow” thingie is a bad thing and won’t work anyway. I’m not sure I agree, at least not with the economics part. email spam is hard to discourage because it continues to produce the desired effect (clicks) in a cost-effective way despite pathetic response rates and increasingly effective filters. rel=”nofollow” will… Continue reading Not following nofollow

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Congratulations, scumbags

Today, for the first time, I deleted over 1,000 spam comments from this weblog (about 1,200 in the last 24 hours, in fact). I am now officially overwhelmed (and so is poor Robin’s server which now spends most of its time accepting and then deleting my comment spam) so we’re going to have to try… Continue reading Congratulations, scumbags

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Honourable Fiend

Still guestblogging over there for the time being, in case you’re interested. Latest entry is about Michael Howard and ID cards.

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Back in ten minutes…

I’m having fun guestblogging over there at the moment. Azeem tells me that Hon. Fiend is doing very well, even while its editor suns himself in Brazil. Blanket Blunkett is bringing in the punters at the moment, naturally.

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Trying to keep up…

I’ll tell you something, either I’m getting old or podcasting (a concept so new that Google is still trying to correct me when I search for it) is going mainstream waaaaay too fast. Last week I spent a boozy evening (boozy enough to fall asleep on the train home again – Hello Harpenden!) in a… Continue reading Trying to keep up…

The only good idea in this entry is right down at the bottom

Today (Sunday) I’ve deleted about 130 spam comments from this weblog (with the aid of the redoubtable MT-Blacklist). Yesterday was about the same. Likewise Friday, Thursday and so on. I’m really fed up with it. In case you haven’t got up to speed on blogspam yet, the thing to remember is that the spammers aren’t… Continue reading The only good idea in this entry is right down at the bottom

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