Archive for the ‘musings’ Category

The UX designers have taken over the asylum

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

As I browse the web on my smartphone, I notice that more and more web sites seem …

The world’s press are like vultures circling above Mendela’s hospital bed.

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

The world’s press are like vultures circling above Mendela’s hospital bed. They’ve been doing it for …

Hooray for autism - How hiring people with autism could benefit IT

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

A few weeks ago I watched one of the most amazing videos I’d seen for a long …

Structured data for the bots. Part of me thinks this is a good idea. The other part hears alarm bells.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Schema.org provides a collection of schemas, i.e., html tags, that webmasters can use to markup …

Phones are smart, TV’s are smart. Now we have a touchscreen on a router… I suppose that is smart too then

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Wow - this was a wake-up call.

You know that touchscreen technology has trickled way down when routers

If you agree then send this on. If you could not care less then hit the delete button. Is it your choice?

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

I spent a good 10 minutes in the bath today trying to work out how to …

‘praise, criticise, praise’

Monday, May 20th, 2013

‘Praise Criticise Praise’ is a technique for wrapping a criticism within two, nicer, complimentary phrases to make …

Merriam-Webster seems to have pipped OED into virtual obsoletion

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Whenever I search Google for the definition of a word a few dictionary web sites appear in …

Wunwun was a racehorse and Tutu was one too. Wunwun won one race and Tutu won one too.

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Wunwun was a racehorse and Tutu was one too. Wunwun won one race and Tutu won one …

Does the ‘proprietary mindset’ cause idiots to buy millions of dollars worth of bomb detectors that don’t work.

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

I was shocked to hear about the story of a man who has been jailed for selling …