Archive for April, 2008

BarCamp Perth 2.0

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

After the buzz of last year barcamp in Perth and hearing so much about the recent Barcamp Sydney 3 and the initial Barcamp Canberra, I am so looking forward to another barcamp in Perth. Well my prayers have been answered. BarCamp Perth 2.0 is on May 10 at Central TAFE, 140 Royal St, East Perth. […]

A matter of timing

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Yesterday, I finally posted on ENABLEnet, the free wifi at the State Library. I did mention that it had been reliable and asked for feedback on your experiences. Well guess what, today it had problems. …


Monday, April 21st, 2008

Free wifi at the WA State Library

ENABLEnet is in theory still in trial mode and has not been publicly launched, but has been running quietly for the past two months. Being open to discovery and word of mouth has resulted in over 150 sessions a day in the past few weeks. As many people use the wifi on Fridays, weekends and public holidays when the library is open for fewer hours as they do during the week.

There is an interesting mix of devices connecting …

Mr Squiggle visits SLWA

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Bill SteamShovel

For those of you old enough to remember Mr Squiggle. He and his friends are visiting the State Library of Western Australia this month.

Be warned part of the display area has be turned into a classic early 70’s lounge room complete with a colour scheme that looks like it was taken from this blog. So you can watch Mr Squiggle reruns in natural surroundings (and no I did not design it).

Captioning Sucks

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Captioning Sucks link to website

Up until a couple of years ago, I mistakenly believed that captioning was just a souped up version of subtitling. I was very wrong.

I learnt a lot about captioning working with a hearing impaired colleague to arrange captioning of a work video, a few years ago.

One of the main issues is there is no standard or even code of practise for captioning in Australia …