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If it’s web related but not code-based, it’s probably in here amongst the “Web 2.0″ posts and mentions of my favourite websites and resources.
In the middle of writing a blog post about generating placeholder text (think lipsum..coming soon) I started wondering why there is no HTML-native way to load arbitrary content into an element. API’s and RESTful services are all over the web these days, but we continue to have to jump through hoops to access them. Either [...]
On the 19th March I’m going to be attending “State of the Browser“. It’s an event hosted by the London Web Standards group for “web creators” to get the low down on up-and-coming features of the 4 modern browsers.
Last week, whilst on my honeymoon in Cuba, I wrote this post about being disconnected, and liking it.
I’ve been home 2 days, and haven’t yet brought myself to deal with my email, read any news, or write a tweet. I’ve been on facebook, but that’s because it’s where my friends, family and wedding photos are. I’m only half using my iPhone… I’ve only had my PC on a couple of hours a day… I’m feeling slightly intimidated.
I am a child of the internet. I remember the early(ish) days, when we had 14.4k modems and I hadn’t yet discovered search engines. Always a geek, I was one of the first kids in school to get access at home. One day after doing some research for a school project on The Blitz using altavista, I announced excitedly to my classmates that one day soon all the information known to mankind would be on the Internet AND the internet would be everywhere. They laughed.
Cuba doesn’t really have the internet. There is an expensive data network (not 3G) I can access from my phone and a very slow broadband connection available on the islands for tourists, but the locals can only gain access by queuing for hours at small, rare internet cafe type places. Two weeks here have been an interesting experiment.
I’ve been experimenting with developing my Twitter account for the last year or so, and this week I published 5 simple steps for getting from beginner to a successful Twitterer: Getting Started with Twitter: 5 Simple Steps. The article is aimed largely at small companies and organisations who are looking to use Twitter to drive traffic to their sites and improve their Brand’s reputation.
Last week marked the launch of the 7th ExplicitWeb podcast, complete with our second guest, Rick Nunn. The show seems to be gathering strength with each new episode and I thought it about time I shared my thoughts. If you haven’t heard the podcast yet, I recommend checking us out either at the ExplicitWeb site or our page on iTunes.
Just a quick post on the origins of the podcast, the idea behind it and why it is the way it is!