Monthly Archives: December 2008

Environmental Policies and Computing

I’ve not written about this for a while, but I’ve just started seeing Apple’s Greenwash adverts, so I went and found the latest Greenpeace electronics report which says: “Apple’s score increases slightly to 4.3 points, but the company drops to … Continue reading

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Farewell Oliver Postgate: Chairman Bagpuss, I almost knew you

There have been glowing tributes in the news today following the death of Oliver Postgate, creator of Bagpuss, Ivor the Engine and Noggin the Nog and co-creator of the Clangers. But it’s surprised me how few of the mainstream news … Continue reading

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95% of British Residential ISPs Censor – but I think I’m OK

The Internet Watch Foundation has objected to the cover of a 1976 Scorpions album (which is, as far as I know, still legally on sale here, with that cover) and their collaborator ISPs have blocked access to Wikipedia. They claim … Continue reading

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Do Your Shop Photos Leak?

If you’ve set up an online shop, are your product photos saying more about you than you intended? “there’s a huge amount of potentially privacy-sensitive metadata in your typical JPEG as generated by your camera (including camera type, settings, date/time, … Continue reading

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Bristol Alternative Christmas Quiz

I’m working away from the office today because the office window is being replaced (an end to leaky draughty windows – yay! – but it does mean it’s about 3 degrees in there while it’s happening). For some reason, some … Continue reading

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Supporting World AIDS Day

“HIV/AIDS has been a global epidemic for more than 27 years. Most of today’s youth have never known a world without it. … The time is now. Together, we can prevent the spread of this pandemic – through awareness, care, … Continue reading

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