David Neal of IT Week is concerned by those huge AOL adverts about all the terrible things that are out there On The Internet. So am I. Is this the beat-up for some sort of return to a walled-garden canned-web product? AOL, famously, sucked when they ran something like that.Read More What is AOL up to?
One of the main factors delaying defeat in Iraq is the support of SCIRI and its alliance with the Kurds. It seems the SCIRI is now under pressure to come out against the US and its allies. This story is interesting, but mostly on a point buried right at the end of the article: dissension…Read More Iraq: Shia-Kurdish alliance under strain
The moment of decision in the Government’s atrocious ID cards scheme is fast approaching. On the 16th and 23rd of January, the Bill goes into its report stage in the Lords (where the House of Lords will debate and vote on the outcome of the committee hearings on it). Every amendment that passes here will…Read More The Last Push
Der Schockwellenreiter can tell you how to integrate GMaps into other web applications using the Google API. (If you speak German, that is.)Read More Google Maps on a blog
Christ. So Ariel Sharon just had a stroke through eating the world’s supply of falafels and Jack Straw says “it’s showtime for Syria”? Please. Can I go to bed?Read More Enough news already!
Over at Airminded, Brett Holman’s PhD blog, we were discussing Rudyard Kipling’s rare excursions into science fiction, With the Night Mail and As Easy as ABC. Both of them deal with a future dated to round about now, aviation, and the integration of the world’s political economies into one seamless technocratic whole. They are cracking.…Read More Global Rudyard!
Today, my railway season ticket went up by 7.5%. And, as if to thank me, tonight I returned home in a seat next to this charming pool of unidentified dark liquid! Mind you, at least I’m not yet as stupid as Conservative transport spokesman Chris Grayling, who found his plaice in history yesterday by announcing…Read More At Last, Live Coverage of the Piss-Ridden Realities of London!
Well, the Great Gas War of 2006 seems to be over before it started. The Russians and Ukrainians composed their differences and now, it’s back to sleep at the back. What on earth was up? The first thing to remember was that, whatever the Russians said after they announced the crisis, almost all the gas…Read More Do I Smell…Gas?
The Grauniad interviews the new political editor of the Sun, George Pascoe-Watson. (Note – unlike everything else on the Guardian’s website, this article is trapped in a futile registration ghetto. Use Bugmenot). Murdoch press people are usually at pains to point out that the big boss, the Dirty Digger, call him whatever you like hardly…Read More To Be Filed for Reference
We had something of a hit last autumn with our detailed guide on how to control other people’s CCTV cameras online (not, of course, that I’m suggesting you actually do that. Nuh.), here, and here. Recently, there has been a wave of people searching Google for the axis/cgi string that signals the presence of one…Read More CCTV Wants To Be Free! (Apparently)