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Facebook Messenger ... and Telegram


I know a lot of people use it but I'm not a great fan of Facebook Messenger. I think part of the reason is that it's imposed upon you: if you use Facebook then, implicitly, you are using Messenger. I can find no way of saying "I don't use Messenger" and people assume you do. So they message you anyway. Sometimes about stuff that matters, and that's a problem.  read more ...

Christmas Shopping


The Hug run a list server which hosts various lists both locally and nationally because it's the sort of thing we do for ourselves, our friends, our community and for organisations we support and, if you're reading this post, you may well be a subscriber to one or more of them.  read more ...

Shaping Your Place


I've wasted far too much time lately worrying about a web site which Cambridgeshire County Council is imposing on us called ShapeYourPlace which aims to be a "one stop shop" both for reporting issues within our community and for posting local news and events.  read more ...

Valuing a Domain


It's renewal time for opus.cx, the domain we use for our content management system and it's going to cost us about £41 for one year to renew, which is a bit steep. So I idly wondered what the domain was worth. ...  read more ...

Disabling onpaste


I was signing an e-petition on 'Get Britain Cycling' on the HM Government petitions this morning and, as is getting increasingly common, it asked me for my email address twice but I couldn't paste into the second instance.  read more ...

Why I'm No Longer a DMOZ Editor


You're probably not aware of DMOZ Open Directory Project but it was a valiant attempt to index the Web which, before the days of Wikipedia and Google's excellent search engine, made a lot sense. Their site has an about page which explains what they were trying to do.  read more ...

We Know Where You Live


I was on FixMyStreet today reporting a problem and I clicked on the "Your Reports" link which I'd never bothered doing before and this map appeared:  read more ...

Maps for a Route


I've made an enhancement to my mapping application today which came about largely as a side effect of some work I've been doing for Beth to make it easier for her when she's entering details of new walks onto the WalkLakes site.  read more ...

Out of Context


Among the many reasons that I'm pissed off with the Lib Dems at the moment you can now add another: they're taking my Twitter tweets out of context.  read more ...

Who's Reading the RSS?


I was looking at the web server logs today while trying to sort out an issue with a spammer on the Milton village web site and I got to thinking about its RSS feed. ...  read more ...

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