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FOWA 2007 day two - Khoi Vinh -- Managing UI

Well, had to get CU-1 to school this morning so I missed the first talk:-(


FOWA 2007 - day one

This 'stream-of-listening' feed was provided for folk that couldn't make the event. In the end I'm not sure it's very useful, so today I'll just take notes and publish more structured thoughts after the event.


The Future of Web Apps

Off to FOWA will let you know how it goes.


More Joy of Issy

Billy claims that Issy-Les-Moulineaux is the star of a famous example in pragmatics.

The people’s princess

Her name will forever live on in the halls of justice for her victory in the landmark Supreme Court case Marshall v. Marshall, which struck a blow for the rights of millions of young widows of elderly billionaire ...


Oh bugger, the fabulous Mom and Pop southwestern restaurant (renowned for snails, duck dishes and cassoulet) which by all acounts was always bustling and well worth the détour changed hands two years ago. Serve me...

Les Gourmands - Nathalie et Philippe COSTE

OK. I for some reason that escapes me haven’t managed to eat a decent meal in Paris recently (and that must take some doing) so I’ve got a plan. I’ve asked around and apparently this place is great.

Greed, DRM and Steve's thoughts on music

I do hate agreeing with what Steve Jobs has to say but I do…


I just noticed Billy’s at post number 1111 on our Movabletype installation.

The new BLINK

The helping-corporates-move-towards-standards thing started for me when I did a longish contract at an insurance company and helped them embrace semantic markup and the separation of style and structure. Anyways, ...

Evil little trolls

Well, Russell’s just been hit by his first evil little troll.

Most car drivers don’t know what revs are…

Not like us cheeky biker-types who are familiar with little two-stroke Yam’s and their ilk (tho now that I’ve aged and drive a lumpen opposed twin, my serious revving days are behind me)…


Cisco iPhone

So it turns out Cisco have a corporate blog:-)

They did the iPhone thing!

Jason D. O’Grady is blogging the conference in real time. They did it!!!! They really did the iPhone thing it wasn’t a red herring!!!


Monday morning

Her forearms are long and thin, and the sleeve of her floppy jumper keeps dropping as she fiddles with her empty teacup. She is reading Tolstoy.The sun is rising over Sidcup.I have padded plasters on my ankles as ...

More on Flickr

Rob Ferrara isn’t 100% in agreement re Flickr. His point is that the free account doesn’t give him enough of an incentive to upgrade.


The MySpace murders

Welcome to a world of prurience we didn’t even know existed. No longer will the currious need to dig through the sleazier end of the tabloid press to get their thrills. We can all now view our serial killers’ MySp...

Sharing value

(Photo: CU-1 Falby by David Hockney)




So I’ve been in Paris all week. I was here last week and will be here for three days next week. I’m so totally sad, I’ve been commuting out to the burbs on the RER, working all day and then coming back to the hote...


The Thresher thing

Jonathan and Ross over at TMW are working through the Thresher promo thing apparently organised by Mr Gapingvoid Hugh Macleod. They both make some good points and Ross points out that the promo represents a 7% inc...

Thursday morning nonsense

What next, cats that look like Hitler?


Family-friendly shopping in Paris

Trying to score Nicki some perfume in the Galleries Lafayette yesterday and came across this chap. Great poster next to him with a guy reclining in a bulge-accentuating pose. I figured I should definitely get myse...

Gmail down, arse, fech:-(

Damn, Tuesday morning and Gmail is still on the fritz. Problems started around Sunday lunchtime and the service has been intermittent since then.