Category: Misc

Another instalment of the video series I recorded with +Christian Heilmann on #FirefoxOS  – this time touching on developer tools, responsive design and some of the elements that developers need to worry about on mobile – e.g. touch events. (Also see …

Getting started with building Firefox OS apps – Tools, Touch and Responsive Thinking Read More »

Can We Stop the Tracking Already? I cannot believe this nonsense is still going on. I had to check my watch – yes indeed, it's now 2013, and we still don't have a viable do-not-track specification. This should have been …

Wrangling Over ‘Do Not Track’ Read More »

This great article neatly skewers Apple’s claim that iMessages are encrypted “so no one but the sender and receiver can see ore read them.” This was  claim I as immediately sceptical about when it was made so it’s nice to …

This great article neatly skewers Apple’s claim that iMessages are encrypted “so no one but the sender… Read More »

Overall a very good program of talks this morning at +LeWeb London focusing on the "Sharing Economy." I think the idea of the sharing economy aligns well with the core values of the Web. But one thing no speaker has …

Overall a very good program of talks this morning at +LeWeb London focusing on the “Sharing Economy.”… Read More »

One take-away from last week's Mobilism conference that I did not get to ruminate on during +Jeremy Keith's fine panel was just the bare fact that responsive design has arrived. Last year's Mobilism was full of pitches for responsive design …

One take-away from last week’s Mobilism conference that I did not get to ruminate on during +Jeremy Keith’s… Read More »

I don't get how so many people can be so vehemently opposed to the QR code, and not only that, but that people somehow view the QR code as being a weapon of "marketing." In my mind, the QR code …

Should We Put A QR Code On The Planet Money T-Shirt? : NPR Read More »

Glad to see that this document I had worked on during my elected term on the TAG (with +Jeni Tennison, +Ashok Malhotra and +Larry Masinter) has been published. This document is trying to clarify some issues around Web publishing and linking …

Publishing and Linking on the Web Read More »

Disruption isn't always good and innovation doesn't always make the world better. I am a big fan of dystopian visions of future technology – currently typified by the wonderful "Black Mirror" series on Channel 4 in the UK. (If you …

“Disrupters don’t just play and experiment. They kill” Read More »

XKCD has hit the nail on the head with this one. Listen people: if you use a numeric date notation, it can be ambiguous because different countries use different order of information: eg day/month/year or month/day/year. The only non-ambiguous numeric …

xkcd: ISO 8601 Read More »

My brief notes from last night's MobileMonday London demo night have been posted up on the +BlueVia blog today. #blogthis MobileMonday London (still going strong after seven years!) organised another great demo night last night. Eleven companies had 5 minutes each …

Mobile Monday Demo night Read More »

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