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Feb 26 Website nostalgia

Website nostalgia

Robert Weedon | Wednesday 26th February 2014

Films, books, TV, toys, radio; they can all be catalysts for nostalgia. But what about a website?


Jul 12 Classic FM's 10 best classical tear-jerkers

Classic FM's 10 best classical tear-jerkers

Robert Weedon | Friday 12th July 2013

Robert discusses a distasteful article on the Classic FM website.


May 28 Home Tweet Home

Home Tweet Home

Simon Pitt | Monday 28th May 2012

Simon looks at social media awards, the BBC and Twitter.


Nov 2 Not on Wikipedia? You may not exist...

Not on Wikipedia? You may not exist...

Robert Weedon | Wednesday 2nd November 2011

In this article, Robert claims that if you don't have a Wikipedia article, you probably aren't very important, wonders why more people don't pay editors to write their biographies and asks where Richard Briers went to school.


Jun 6 The Computing Sapir-Whorf

The Computing Sapir-Whorf

Simon Pitt | Monday 6th June 2011

Simon considers time wasted through doing things in silly ways, known-unknowns, unknown-unknowns, known-gnomes and gnomic-knowns. Oh, and also there's a bit about farting at the beginning, so if you're in to that sort of thing, you'll enjoy the first paragraph at least.


Oct 17 Is this Really the End?

Is this Really the End?

Simon Pitt | Sunday 17th October 2010

Six months ago, the BBC officially switched off their Real Player streams for all but the oldest content. Simon looks back at Real Player.


Oct 10 The 100th Image Dissectors Article

The 100th Image Dissectors Article

Simon Pitt | Sunday 10th October 2010

An Image Dissectors article of great numerical significance.


Sep 29 Writing a Wikipedia Featured Article: part 2

Writing a Wikipedia Featured Article: part 2

Robert Weedon | Wednesday 29th September 2010

Having had his article promoted to 'Featured Article' standard, Robert discusses what happened when Sherlock Holmes Baffled faced its toughest challenge yet - the Wikipedia front page.


Sep 28 Writing a Wikipedia Featured Article: part 1

Writing a Wikipedia Featured Article: part 1

Robert Weedon | Tuesday 28th September 2010

In the first of two articles, Robert discusses how to write a Wikipedia 'Featured Article', and why there aren't more of them about.


Sep 5 Usability and User Ability

Usability and User Ability

Simon Pitt | Sunday 5th September 2010

A few weeks ago I had to set up network drive for staff across the department. Why was this simple task quite so difficult?


Jul 29 About Us: Just Who Are you Anyway

About Us: Just Who Are you Anyway

Simon Pitt | Thursday 29th July 2010

Simon considers exactly who he is, and the best way of explaining it, with a look at About Us pages on websites in this contractually obligatory article.


Mar 15 Review: Tumblr

Review: Tumblr

Simon Pitt | Monday 15th March 2010

As promised nearly a year ago, Simon starts commenting and reviewing websites. This time, 'new' social media site Tumblr. It may be over 3 years old and have 3 million users but most people still haven't heard of it.


Feb 9 Links: Google Bombs and Other Crimes

Links: Google Bombs and Other Crimes

Simon Pitt | Tuesday 9th February 2010

The next in the unremitting series of articles about the Hyperlink. In this part, Simon looks at the legal implications of the hyperlink, and explains how you at home can use hyperlinks to undermine friends and demoralize people.


Jan 21 Links: Anchors Away

Links: Anchors Away

Simon Pitt | Thursday 21st January 2010

The seventh in an incessant series of articles about Hyperlinks. In this instalment simon looks at these: #. What are they called? What are they for? Do they mean pounds? And if so why?


Jan 20 Links: Spaces, Brackets and Dead Links

Links: Spaces, Brackets and Dead Links

Simon Pitt | Wednesday 20th January 2010

Another in the interminable series of articles about Hyperlinks. In this part Simon looks at some of the things that can go wrong when giving people links and realises what a fine line it is between success and 404.


Jan 19 Links: Injections and Rejections

Links: Injections and Rejections

Simon Pitt | Tuesday 19th January 2010

The fifth in the unfeasibly long series series about Hyperlinks. This time Simon looks at a few fun games we can play with links to Amazon and shows you how to take over the world from the address bar of your browser.


Jan 18 Links: The Great IP Shortage of '11

Links: The Great IP Shortage of '11

Simon Pitt | Monday 18th January 2010

Another in the seemingly unending series about Hyperlinks. In this article, Simon looks at how all the IP addresses are going to run out soon and talks about reserved characters (like his Uncle Ernie).


Jan 17 Links: Misspelling for Profit and Pleasure

Links: Misspelling for Profit and Pleasure

Simon Pitt | Sunday 17th January 2010

The third in a surprisingly long series exploring Hyperlinks. In this part, Simon looks at domain names. What should you call your website, how long can the domain name be and what do you have to look out for?


Jan 16 Links: The World's Longest Abbreviation

Links: The World's Longest Abbreviation

Simon Pitt | Saturday 16th January 2010

The second in a several part series examining the nature of the Hyperlink. In this part, Simon considers those all-too-famous three Ws, introduces the IP address and enters the domain of the domain.


Jan 15 Links: Urns, Earls and a Guy Called Uri

Links: Urns, Earls and a Guy Called Uri

Simon Pitt | Friday 15th January 2010

The first in a several part series charting probably the most exhaustive examination of the hyperlink ever. In this part, Simon thinks about what we actually call the blooming things, looks at what this 'http' business is all about and considers how we should describe one of these: /


Jan 11 Marketing: The Internet Dream

Marketing: The Internet Dream

Simon Pitt | Monday 11th January 2010

In the second part of a series on marketing, Simon looks at how Search Engine Optimization and our quest for attention, page views and celebrity has led us to pursue a false Internet Dream.


Jan 9 Marketing: We're all Advertisers Now

Marketing: We're all Advertisers Now

Simon Pitt | Saturday 9th January 2010

In the first part of a series on marketing, Simon examines how the Internet has turned us all into marketers, as we struggle to get our friends, potential loved ones, employers and parents to read our statuses, tweets and blog posts. In this new, digital world have we all become the executives of our own brands?


Oct 5 iFootball

iFootball

Robert Weedon | Monday 5th October 2009

As an England match is shown for the first time exclusively on the internet, Robert discusses the implications of sport over the web.


Jul 27 Links: The Humble Hyperlink

Links: The Humble Hyperlink

Simon Pitt | Monday 27th July 2009

As something of a prologue to a more indepth discussion of the Hyperlink, Simon examines the rise and nature of the link, and considers how we all take it for granted.


Apr 30 The Internet and Laziness

The Internet and Laziness

Simon Pitt | Thursday 30th April 2009

A brief, and not that well thought out look at whether or not the Internet makes us lazy or whatever... yeah, I'll finish this off later, and put a less obvious joke in.


Apr 29 The fuss about iPlayer

The fuss about iPlayer

Simon Pitt | Wednesday 29th April 2009

In which Simon considers the history of iPlayer and why it's splash isn't quite as big as the BBC would like you to think.


Apr 28 Data Inflation

Data Inflation

Simon Pitt | Tuesday 28th April 2009

In this article, Simon looks at the Internet's obsession with documentation and data, and makes some broad, generalised, and almost outlandish claims about the nature of today's world.


Apr 26 The Nature of the Internet

The Nature of the Internet

Simon Pitt | Sunday 26th April 2009

In this article Simon examines the top ten most visited websites in the world and sees if he can make any broad and extravagant generalisations about the nature of the internet. Not to spoil the surprise, but he can.


Apr 26 A Brief History of Wikipedia

A Brief History of Wikipedia

Simon Pitt | Sunday 26th April 2009

A brief discussion of the history and creation of Wikipedia.


Apr 24 An Introduction to the Internet

An Introduction to the Internet

Simon Pitt | Friday 24th April 2009

Part 1 of a semi-regular review and examination of the internet. In this article, Simon takes a vague look at the size of the internet, its influence and its nature.


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