Monday, 31 January 2011

How's Gilmore's Law looking today? I'd say censorship is doing quite well, thank you.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Still buzzing from the UOGB at Amnesty Intl. Where else can you hear Hawkwind followed by Saint-Saens Danse Macabre?
First whole-family trip to the cinema? Tick. First 3D movie for Daddy? Tick. Good film? Tick (Tangled). Good day? Tick.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Ukes did Shiver Me Timbers by Tom Waits. Awesome. Played it like they meant

Friday, 28 January 2011

At Amnesty International HQ to see the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
At Amnesty International HQ to see the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
At Amnesty International HQ to see the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
At Amnesty International HQ to see the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Amnesty have free wi-fi. Yay.
Amnesty have free wi-fi. Yay.
Having a mildly positive experience with Thunderbird. Odd feeling.
Would like to know what @twitter is doing with @dabbledb. It's completely b0rked at the moment.
Gmail search by size: everyone wants it, trivial to implement. Not a feature. Never will be. Pure evil. upsell

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Perhaps Allen Stanford can now go back to running cricket tournaments, at which he was a lot better than the WICB

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Trott & Collingwood clearly England's best bowlers on the day. cricket
Trying to like the Chrome version of Tweetdeck. Not succeeding so far.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Is there a widely-trusted Certificate Authority that doesn't have its ultimate root in the USA?
Chocolate Weetabix. Just say no.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Blog post: getting Rails installed on Windows so you can deploy to Heroku
Can't believe there's been no Auto-tune The News since September. Auto-tune Assange!

Thursday, 20 January 2011

The world is encouraging to me to move from svn to git. OK then.
After 2.6 days of raging against the machine, I have a working Rails app on Heroku *weeps tears of relief*
Everybody in this office speaks at least 3 languages. Except me. Unless you count Javascript and PHP.
Trying RailsInstaller on @dynjo's recommendation. Hopefully more Heroku-friendly.
That email I just got from LinkedIn says 18% of my connections changed jobs in 2010 - that's a lot of churn
Intel Anti-Theft and Motorola eFuse are solutions for yesterday's business model. But they are a threat to freedom today.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Like the look of Google Refine for tidying messy data /HT @hatmandu
As for Rails, check out the note in blue in a *Getting Started* guide: - how does this help me get started?
The whole point of Heroku is it's radically easier to deploy apps. They need to work harder on the first hurdle.
Heroku gem doesn't like Ruby 1.9.1 on Windows, but that's the default download version. No help on the Heroku site.
Google reveals that 1,000,000 n00bs are suffering the same as me, yet the "Getting Started" tutorials are b0rked
Trying to deploy a Hello World app to Heroku. The incantations are truly mystifying.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

I've been quietly following Dan Hill for years, but things have recently got a bit dramatic:
Contrary to what the news is saying, Parts of Regent Street/Oxford Circus are still closed. Which is why I'm back home.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Chris Woakes!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Why I won't be using the .com top-level domain (TLD) for any of my businesses
Why I'm moving my domain names away from a US-owned registrar
US Govt has been seizing domain names for overtly political reasons since at least 2007

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Reading about case mapping in Unicode (someone has to)
I'm running a Tor relay at home as a political act
Wonder if Motorola would be interested in my domain?
Somebody asked me an interesting question about international email addresses