Monthly Archives: February 2007

Our friends in the North

When we were up in Scotland recently Max was delighted to meet Merlin at Cybernaut, the excellent cybercafe in Ballater.It was great to meet Kevin, who runs the place – and who proved himself an absolute star when we managed … Continue reading

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From pages to pipes

[As ever, this is on the BBC News Website] When the Web was young we were happy just to see words and pictures on the screen in front of us. All backgrounds were grey, all fonts were Times and anything … Continue reading

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Apple and DRM

[This caused a bit of a stir when it was published on the BBC website – I was away in Scotland, and offline, so missed most of it… ah well, you can’t always be around.  And now Cory is saying … Continue reading

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Snowball fight

Snowball fight Originally uploaded by BillT. Max has a day off school, I’m ‘working at home’….

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Watching Vista

[As ever, this is on the BBC News website, and it was also picked up on Slashdot where the discussion has been extensive… and not entirely supportive!] The launch of Window Vista last week was accompanied by widespread criticism from … Continue reading

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How to annoy your customers

I have a Barclaycard, and registered for their online service as it’s useful to be able to check statements and such like.  When I moved house I forgot to tell them – my post is redirected so I didn’t notice … Continue reading

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Let’s Lisp again

Lisp is one of the oldest and best-loved programming languages around, but it gets relatively little attention from programmers despite its flexibility and power. Now the organisers of the 2007 International Lisp Conference hope to raise the language’s profile by … Continue reading

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Around the web

Not everything I write goes up here – I’ve recently started writing features and a monthly column for BBC Focus magazineBBC Focus magazine and am also now blogging on the TCS Innovations blog.

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