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Letting my Lib Dem membership lapse

A couple of weeks ago I allowed my membership of the Liberal Democrats to lapse. It is not that I have ripped up my membership card in disgust. Quite the opposite — I have found surprisingly little to be upset with the coalition government about. Nonetheless, I think governments are for opposing, not supporting. So […]

Fabulous Absolute

About ten years ago I shunned music radio. It no longer reflected my musical tastes, so I turned to speech radio stations instead — all on the BBC. After a while, I began to get into BBC 6 Music. I was still interested in the speech elements of the station more than the music. Adam […]

Boresquare

I always knew that one day there would be a digital craze that would sweep the nation, but leave me at a loss. Foursquare is that craze. I know a lot of people struggle to see the point of Twitter. But at least at its core it is a communication platform. There is plenty of […]

This blog is now slightly less broken than it was

I have spent a chunk of this evening getting to the bottom of what was causing comments to go wonky. I have now tracked down the problem so now submitting a comment should not take you to a 404 page. Nice! I have also now paginated the comments sections, for those posts that have an […]

Things are a bit flaky here

Apologies for the lack of updates recently. I have been mad busy. To compound matters, when I had a spare bit of time I decided to upgrade to WordPress 3.0. This broke comments on the blog. (My fault I guess — I have been meaning to update the code for comments for at least a […]

Opportunities for potential constructors

I have a guest post up at F1 Fanatic today: Why F1 needs a feeder series for teams. With the recent drive towards attracting new teams to F1, where are the real opportunities for potential constructors to hone their skills in lower formulae, where spec series increasingly dominate? I might have a couple of other […]

How I watch F1 (Hungary 2010 spec)

I will discuss the events of the Hungarian Grand Prix soon. But today I decided to take a photograph of the way I watch F1. It has been a while since I have photographed it. The last time was probably early last year, soon after coverage switched to the BBC. With recent changes to the […]

Blogging for the University of St Andrews web team

I have now begun writing for yet another blog. The University of St Andrews web team blog is being relaunched after an almost two year long hiatus. So if you’ve ever wanted to learn about what I do at work (!) then you are in luck! My first post is about the Institutional Web Management […]

Why are web browser logos all circular?

A thought suddenly occurred to me last week when I was attending a presentation at IWMW about HTML5 and friends. One of the slides contained the logos of the five major browsers. It suddenly occurred to me that they are all round! It is almost as if the circle or sphere has, by stealth, become […]

Scarce resources of the social media age

There is something about the way that economists think that makes them different. Sometimes this makes them downright brilliant. Other times it makes them complete outcasts. I often enthuse about the paradox of voting — the phenomenon whereby economists struggle to explain why people vote. But when I talk about it to anyone else, the […]