Availability is hard it seems

Posted on Wed 30 March 2011 in geek • Tagged with bbc, dns, twitter

It's a mark of how reliable some websites are that the first thing you do when you can't access it you assume it's something up at your end. As it turns out the BBC has suffered a major DNS outage knocking all four of their DNS servers off the 'net …

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Chromium Privacy Plugin

Posted on Mon 10 January 2011 in geek • Tagged with chrome, chromium, facebook, privacy, twitter

Did you know every time you see a Facebook/Twitter/Social Media-de-jour button on a web-page it's reporting your visiting patterns to home base? If you thought Ad tracking was a worrying invasion of your privacy then just consider how much info Facebook has on you along with your browsing …

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No Snow Yet

Posted on Wed 06 January 2010 in general • Tagged with hashtag, snow, twitter, weather

According to the new live weather map we live in the only part of the country that has dodged the snow bullet so far. That's certainly the impression I get from seeing every ones various social media musings on the matter. No matter the platform we Brits seems to love …

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Twitter Storms

Posted on Mon 19 October 2009 in geek • Tagged with social media, twitter

Last week there were two Twitter Storms that kicked off around the Trafigura toxic waste dumping and Daily Hate's predictable sewer journalism. I'm still to be convinced about the long term future of micro-blogging and prefer the more wordy proper blog as a vehicle for discussion and debate. With that …

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The things geeks think about....

Posted on Tue 14 July 2009 in geek • Tagged with lastfm, microblogging, twitter

I've been thinking about the whole Twitter* thing recently having been trying it out for two months or so. I haven't much to add to my previous analysis other than spam will continue to be a problem in this new landscape and risks bogging it down.

From the start of …

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