Author Archives: Tom
If you’re not writing software that makes it easy for customers to come back to you with ideas for changes, then you’re failing in your responsibilities.
Katy Mutch is a UK-based photographer specialising in weddings & portraiture. Her images perfectly capture the feeling of each special moment – and Katy’s focus on the use of natural rather than artificial light ensures that each image has a warm, welcoming appeal.
I got bored with using a default WordPress theme, so decided to make my own. Again, using BlankSlate as a base, I call it ‘No Fuss’. I’ll be maintaining it for my own use on GitHub, but feel free to fork it or to contribute if you like it. There’s a little work to do in tidying up [...]
ACTA still isn’t dead, and the final vote on it happens next week. A mailing list has been set up which will allow you to quickly e-mail all of the INTA delegates urging them to reject ACTA. ACTA Battle: Send Mail To INTA Delegates! – Falkvinge on Infopolicy. If we don’t defend our rights now, [...]
I’ve just finished turning the band website into a WordPress site. Well, when I say ‘finished’, I mean I’ve put it up live because it’s in a place where I’m comfortable that the theme is pretty close to the original look. Over the last few months I’ve taken a liking to WordPress and have used [...]
I’ve just returned from a short holiday in the Lake District with my beautiful girlfriend, to celebrate our first anniversary. Hopeful of a few walks and clear nights, I took my telescope along. Unfortunately, as is often the case with British weather, we were immersed in fog and rain for the duration of our stay. [...]
ACTA and its proponents may be on the back foot, but we shouldn’t give up the fight to ensure that our freedoms remain intact. I received an e-mail today with a call to sign another Avaaz.org petition. I’m normally skeptical of online petitions in general, but it can’t hurt things to lend your voice! Click [...]
Walking through town yesterday I came across a small demonstration, outside what is known locally as ‘the bombed out church‘, about the Mullaperiyar Dam in India. According to the demonstrators, if this dam is allowed to fail, then 3.5 million people could be dead in less than 3 hours The dam, built by the British in [...]
I’ve just been made aware of an up-coming seminar from the Open University as part of the eSTEeM program. The goals of eSTEeM are to explore and develop new approaches to learning, and the all-day event, entitled ‘Pictures to Help People Think and Act’, is advertised as exploring the ‘role of pictures and diagrams in learning’ [...]
It was announced today that the EU has suspended ratification of ACTA and has referred the agreement to the European Court of Justice. This is an incredibly welcome action and should help to put the minds of those of us who object to ACTA at some ease. This does not mean that ACTA has gone [...]