Highlighted Posts


I have been blogging for a few years now. I’ve covered subjects from Elgg, APIs, XBMC and Xbox controllers, Apple Airprint printers, Linux, scalability and Mysql to UK politics, privacy on the internet and censorship.

Suffice it to say, far too many to read from beginning to end, so here are a few of my favourites!

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  • Education, Skills & Slavery… and why we’re probably screwed. – The economic future looks rather dire, unless serious money is put into education.
  • Musings on data ownership – As we live our lives we leave behind an ever increasing data footprint. In a world where increasing amounts of this data are controlled by third parties who believe that you have no rights over the data they collect about you, how best should your rights be protected?
  • Digital Economy (#debill) passes, UK ceases to have one – The Digital Economy Bill (now Act) is the British equivalent of SOPA/PIPA/DMCA, is possibly related to ACTA, and was rammed through parliament in the last days of the Labour government. Many believe that the bill is directly harmful to both civil liberties and the digital economy it is seeking to protect. Many suspect corruption at the highest levels of the UK government.
  • 2011 Census – The disastrous, invasive and hopefully last UK 2011 census and how it – among other things – forces you to be complicit in the arms trade.