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My Christmas project

Every year I give myself a little project to do that has the twin aims of providing an alternative to watching TV and keeps my “hand-on” skills with technology current. In the past I have built linux servers from scratch, learnt Ruby of Rails (remember that !!) and of course uncessfully tried to build a cheap […]

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Guardian Tech : The end of paper

Yesterday marked the end of a era for many people interested in technology in the UK, as it was the last publication of the Guardian’s Thursday Technology supplement. For many years I used to buy the Newspaper on a Thursday just for the tech section and it’s news from the IT industry and it’s IT […]

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Data the key to the climate change debate : Part 3

Final post on the subject, John Graham Cumming demonstrates in this YouTube video, what bedroom climate science looks like . Marvelous !! The source code of his perl program is here Written and submitted from the Google Offices, London (51.495N, 0.146W)

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A lesson in technical product marketing

In his rather influential book on Google, Jeff Jarvis describes how successful companies on the web need to “bring their customers into their processes”,  and by using open and transparent communications when things go wrong, companies will not only maintain but enhance their users trust. In a really inspiring series of posts to his blog, Martin Daly […]

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Data the key to the climate change debate : Part 2

As the thinking world watches the activities in Copenhagen rather than the latest news of Tiger Woods, the value of making climate change data more accessible a point I made last week, is gaining some momentum. This week the UK’s Met Office released a subset of HadCRUT data-set, just about the most comprehensive data-set of historic climate data. Already  John Graham-Cumming yes […]