Category Archives: annoyances

United Kingdom parliamentary URL structure: change needed

Andy Mabbett suggests how the United Kingdom parliamentary website’s URL structure for biographies could be improved; and why it should be. Continue reading

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HLF licensing requirement considered harmful

Andy Mabbett calls on the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to relax the licensing conditions they impose on grantees

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A reply from the UK government to my request for road gritting open data

Andy Mabbett is not happy with the government’s delayed and inadequate response to his request for open data on gritting routes.

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Transport Scotland/ ScotRail refuse plaque marking Jordanhill Station as subject of one-millionth Wikipedia article

Andy Mabbett is disappointed by Transport Scotland’s response to his suggestion of a plaque to mark Jordanhill station as the subject of Wikipedia’s one-millionth article.

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The BBC’s fundamental misunderstanding of copyright

The BBC’s response to a complaint by Andy Mabbett shows a fundamental misunderstanding of copyright law.

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Can you make a Freedom of Information request via Twitter?

Andy Mabbett explains why Freedom of Information made via Twitter should be honoured.

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How can I automate repetitive find’n’replace operations?

Andy Mabbett asks for help automating a large series of find’n’replace operations, which need to be performed monthly, to update the West Midland Bird Club website which he maintains.

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Google Books: please make better use of screen space on my netbook

Andy Mabbett wishes Google Books would make better use of the screen-space on his netbook.

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