Archive for the 'blogging' Category

Going dark for SOPA & PIPA

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I am going dark on January 18 American time, or between noon January 18 WST my time until noon January 19 WST, If you want to know why, even if I and you are am not an Americans, read Corey Doctorow’s Boing Boing will go dark on Jan 18 to fight SOPA & PIPA because he puts it so much better than me.

gov2.info no more

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

A side project of mine, was a blog above gov 2.0, but after two years without updating it. I decided enough was enough, and did not renew the domain name. The posts are not lost as I have archived the site at gov2.nickcowie.com.

Quiet time here should be over soon

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

It has been very quiet around here, for a number of reasons. I did expect my three week enforced rest to be spent learning and experimenting with the likes of CSS3 and HTML5 and then blogging about it. Instead I spent most of the time in the shed playing bicycle mechanic.

Once back at work, my usual blogging time on the train trip to and from work disappeared, as my MacBook Pro died and I started riding to work more often.

I need to start blogging on a more regular basis …

It has been awfully quiet round here

Monday, April 27th, 2009

It has been three months since my last post, and while I have not posted here or at my other blog, I have not abandoned either site.

As I have only worked 50 of the last 100 days, this blog should be full of interesting posts on CSS and other web geekery. Instead nothing, why?

This blog has been pimped

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

I was hoping for a quiet night watching the Tour De France, checking FriendFeed occasionally. I was surprised to see Duncan Riley posted 70 fresh blogs for your Feed Reader on Inquisitr and in the OPML file is the feed for this blog and the feed for my side project Gov2.info. So I thought I better pull a Louis Gray and write a blog post in 20 minutes thanking Duncan for the plug …

Journalists vs Bloggers

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

The underlying themes of the recent Future of Media and PubCamp seem to be Journalists vs Bloggers as ilustrated by posts by Stephen, Stilgherrian and others.

Seriously old media types, this story is over 10 years old. New media has been making inroads in old media well before then.

Goodbye Newsgator, hello Feedly

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

In the past few days since it’s release Feedly has been generating a huge buzz, a quick look for Feedly on Summize(Twitter search engine) gives you an idea of the impact this extension for Firefox 3 has had on early adopters in that time. Up until the beginning of this year, I was using Bloglines […]

A quick history of conversation on the web

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Conversation has been a hot topic on the web recently, with TechCrunch, Duncan Riley, Alex van Elsas and Julian Baldwin amongst others. The main concern seems to be that new comments solutions are taking the conversation away from the originating web page. The opposing view is that conversation in the real world it is fragmented. With different people joining and leaving the conversation at different times.

This got me thinking about …

Twitter, Plurk and FriendFeed as discussion tools.

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Following up from my previous post on Conversation vs Noise. This is about carrying out discussions, this is not about status updates like “I just had baked beans on toast for dinner”, nor is it about the reliability of the service (given Twiiter&#8217s recent problems). This is purely about using the service to carry out conversations with intelligent people, yes there are people like that on the internet.

A few changes happening around here

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

If you happen to be reading this post through my website, you might notice a few changes. Which should be hopefully be the first of many, it is time I dragged this blog out of 2006, the last time I did any major changes into 2008…