Tag Archives: bbc

hAccessibility: BBC drop hCalendar microformat

0000-0001-5882-6823Almost two years after I first raised the issue (to a reaction from the cabal that runs the microformats “community” which began with denial and moved to hostility) the BBC have stopped using the hCalendar microformat due to accessibility concerns. … Continue reading

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Stupid, Stupid BBC!

0000-0001-5882-6823One of my favourite indulgences is to watch a whole TV series, on DVD, seeing each episode in quick succession. I saw most of The West Wing that way, for instance. It means that I don’t have the week-long wait … Continue reading

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What would my grandfathers have said?

0000-0001-5882-6823Back in 1996, or thereabouts, I gave a presentation to a meeting of my then colleagues and senior managers, and said something to the effect that the web, and the technologies that were emerging alongside it, would “change the way … Continue reading

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Suggested method of publishing microformats in Twitter posts

0000-0001-5882-6823Twitter posts like this one: We’re still deep in the Sundarbans, near Tambulbunia, meeting experts on dolphins and tigers. l:Tambulbunia, Bangladesh=22.27722,89.71905 have a place- name and corresponding coordinates (indicated by the prefix “l:”). This has allowed them to be plotted on a map. It should … Continue reading

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Free music, courtesy of your library

0000-0001-5882-6823I lay awake last night (or rather, early this morning) listening to Radio 3, and heard some wonderful music by Paul Gilson, a composer I’d never previously even heard of. The pieces were all delightful, and were “La captive”, “Andante and Scherzo … Continue reading

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