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Explaining the redesign

As you can probably see, I have decided to give this place a new look. The old design was starting to feel a bit old, and to be fair it was easily the longest-serving design the website has had, so it was time for a change. I had been thinking redesigning it for a little […]

What I’m up to tomorrow: Scotweb2

Our second Scotweb2 event takes place tomorrow in Edinburgh. In case you’ve never seen me write about it before, Scotweb2 is a project that I help on to do with web 2.0 initiatives in Scotland. Tomorrow is our second event. Check out the Scotweb2 in the morning to see how it is progressing.

Buddha Machine II

A few years ago I wrote about the Buddha Machine, a charming little plastic box that emits ethereal music. It is an interesting object, mostly because the nine loops that it can play are so other-worldly and, despite their brevity, infinitely fascinating. Which is just as well, because they will repeat endlessly. Well, until you […]

*IMPORTANT notice for RSS subscribers*

Here is the new URL for the RSS feed: http://doctorvee.co.uk/feed/ Hi everyone. Those promised posts still haven’t come. Er, sorry about that. In the meantime, I have been grappling with an issue with Feedburner, the third party RSS tool. None of the five RSS feeds that I have running through Feedburner have updated since 4 […]

It’s quiet round here

I’ve not been posting very much here recently. Sorry about that. I had planned on writing a bit more here, but I’ve had a few other things on my plate. It’s a shame, then, that this post is to notify you that I may be posting even less. That is because this weekend the Formula […]

Blogging and the future of journalism

This week I helped out Peter John Meiklem on a story for the Sunday Herald about the future of journalism. Amid all the job losses in the Scottish media, the piece looks at whether bloggers can step up to the plate and begin to supplant traditional media outlets. My view has long been that blogging […]

The Edinburgh Twestival

I had a great time yesterday at the Edinburgh Twestival, an opportunity to meet other local users of Twitter while at the same time raising money for charity: water. A comment I heard a lot from other people was that the event wasn’t quite what they expected. It certainly wasn’t a total geekfest as some […]

The nicer side of human nature

Having laid into the nasty side of human nature a few days ago, it is only fair that I redress the balance when I am reminded of the good side of people. When I wrote about my (un)employment situation I wasn’t expecting to get such long responses from people offering advice. Not only did I […]

Merry seasonal wintervus festivage greetings

I am in two minds about Christmas. I adore the day itself. And despite the fact that I am a Pastafarian, I feel no contradiction in celebrating Christmas, despite what Malc says. After all, without Christmas — or any similar winter festival — these months would be fairly rotten all round. It is good sense […]

A change in the sidebar

I know this sort of thing bores most people to tears, but I wanted to point out a change I’ve made to this blog. For a long time I’ve wanted to bring more attention to the stuff I do elsewhere — my other blogs, Twitter and the like. This blog still gets more visitors than […]