Category Archives: gaffes

Don’t confuse your social media channels

Piping Facebook status updates to Twitter (or any automation of cross-channel feeds) can give confusing messages. Continue reading

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An open letter to Facebook, about their broken microformats

Facebook’s hCard microformats do not conform to the specification. Continue reading

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Triple tags on Twitter

0000-0001-5882-6823Triple tags (known as Machine Tags on Flickr) are a way of tagging web content with tags having three parts: a namespace, a predicate and a value. This means that we can differentiate between content about a Beagle dog (tagged … Continue reading

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Spotted Mimics

0000-0001-5882-6823As a child, I was often taken to our local shopping centre in Perry Barr, north Birmingham (since replaced by a tin shed with pretensions of being a mall) to see a Mynah bird (Acridotheres tristis). It resided in what … Continue reading

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Oops

A WindowsXP error message, projected onto a building in Birmingham, England. Continue reading

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Wanted: proof reader

0000-0001-5882-6823 Apply to Maplin. Previous applicants need not apply.

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Children in need of some logic

0000-0001-5882-6823Heard this evening on Radio 4‘s 6.30pm news, in an item about “Children in Need“: “Radio 2 have been auctioning things that money can’t buy”.

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