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Why am I learning this stuff?

July 30, 2007


As I mentioned on a previous post, I smuggled my PC on holiday and had a go at learning Ruby on Rails. I’m not going to spend much time talking about what I think. Needless to say, I had fun starting from knowledge = nil and gently climbing up the learning curve towards knowledge = […]

Holiday…and no tech

July 6, 2007


I’m off on holiday tomorrow. Just, er, popping down to the country retreat for a couple of weeks, dahling… Only thing is, the place hasn’t got broadband – in fact it’s got little tech at all (no TV – hurrah!) (no mobile coverage – double hurrah!), which is in many ways a complete relief. In […]

Museum directory v2.0

July 3, 2007


In my previous post about the “museum directory” I built at UK Museums on the Web mashup day, I mentioned a museum address CSV file from the 24hr Museum which I planned to put use at a later date. The original source I had contained *really* dodgy data and only about 380 institutions – I’d […]

Guest post on UK Web Focus

July 1, 2007


Brian Kelly asked me to do a guest post on his UK Web Focus blog. You can read the post – “Go forth and mash” here.

Google Mashup Editor: first impressions

June 30, 2007


I just got my alpha sign-in from Google for their Mashup Editor. Immediately, this ruined any good intentions I have for finishing off my shed but hey, every sane person is in bed at 7am on a Saturday morning, so it’s time in lieu as far as I’m concerned. First impressions: true to Google style, […]

Hack day…er, and GBS

June 20, 2007


I’m lurking in a particularly grim hotel in Leicester right now, just getting together some thoughts for Mashed Museum tomorrow. Unpleasantness aside, I have wifi (ouch, expensive), running water, and electric light. And the bar is still open so I may head down for a “lonely bloke in hotel” pint in a moment.. <off topic> […]

Mashed museum

June 19, 2007


I’m getting very excited about the UK Museums on the Web spring school – this year Ross has asked me and Dan Z to help organise. We’ve come up with the concept of Mashed Museum. This will be a kind of hack day unconference type thing – a bunch of like minded museum tech types […]

Blurring the line some more

June 10, 2007


Adobe Apollo moved from developer preview to beta recently, and also changed its name to Adobe AIR. This is a very, very exciting space – it gives much more flexibility for the creation of Rich Internet Apps. Rather than learning up on VB or other horriblenesses, AIR lets developers use skills they already have in […]

Two bits of tech for museums to love

May 17, 2007


Two things got a load of coverage this week which should – for very different reasons – be getting us museum types excited. First off, Google analytics launched a new version which is being rolled out for existing users. Seb Chan mentioned it on a recent post and also links to a couple of introductory […]