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November 2nd, 2003 · No Comments

The long awaited UseMod 1.0 is now out. UseMod is one of the best simple wiki engines in development and 1.0 offers a number of useful new features (such as RSS feeds) that I may try out for a new idea I have.

Tags: tech · web

We Can

October 31st, 2003 · 1 Comment

iCan is a new website set up by the BBC to let people discuss local issues and team up with other citizens to effect change, by using a clever combination of forums, locational information and databases. Some issues they’re tackling are schools, anti-social behaviour, litter, traffic and so on.
So, why are people whining about iCan? [...]

Tags: bbc · tech · web

In Print

October 28th, 2003 · 1 Comment

‘One of the best veteran bloggers’ (scroll to the bottom of the page) – that’s what I am kids, according to the NetGuide NZ magazine. A while back I got an email from some reporter asking for weblogging tips for a magazine. I was in half a mind to delete the email because it looked [...]

Tags: adrian · meta · web

Planet Jemma

October 26th, 2003 · 1 Comment

It’s a great idea – create a fictional online journal of a 19 year old English girl who’s interested in science (and boys, etc etc) to get other girls into science. And that’s what the British Council has done with Planet Jemma.
Now, I don’t dare to presume that I have any special insight into the [...]

Tags: politics · science · web


September 26th, 2003 · No Comments

FeedDemon is a great RSS reader for Windows, possibly the best. It’s streamlined my reading habits and speeded things tremendously. It’s not perfect, still being in the beta stage, but that does mean that it’s still free. Normally I use Newzcrawler but it managed to trash my subscriptions while upgrading to 1.5; plus it was [...]

Tags: tech · web

Search by Location

September 22nd, 2003 · No Comments

Search by Location – a new Google Labs demo. Remember, you saw it at mssv first…

Tags: google · tech · web

A Map of Time

September 20th, 2003 · 1 Comment

Several months ago, I read about a project at Media Lab Europe that showed a lot of promise (I was shocked as anyone else) – Amble Time. Amble Time basically factors time into geographical maps, telling you where you could walk in a certain amount of time.
By using a GPS system and your average walking [...]

Tags: future · tech · web


September 18th, 2003 · No Comments

I try to make a point of just reading, not posting to, Star Trek messageboards; there’s some fun stuff that gets said there but I just don’t feel like I have the time or patience to get involved.
However, after I watched the latest Enterprise episode (Anomaly) – which was unusually entertaining and well done, I [...]

Tags: sf · space · tv · web

Busy busy

September 11th, 2003 · 1 Comment

Not much has been happening in my life that has been worth posting about lately. I’ve been keeping myself busy doing lots of writing and website design, and I’ve been using my downtime to mull over a couple of future projects. The article is coming along nicely; I have all the material I need to [...]

Tags: adrian · web


August 12th, 2003 · No Comments

I’m continually amazed by the way in which some people harbour such a vitroil against weblogs; there aren’t many of them, but they seem to perceive weblogs as a personal affront towards their honour. Take Bill Thompson from the BBC, for example. He’s managed to stir up quite a bit of trouble by claiming that [...]

Tags: bbc · web