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Web Pages – rapidly changing quicksand?

I’m tempted to stop adding what I hoped were ‘helpful’ links on my site. It is a cause of unwanted effort in attempting to maintain these – i.e. ensure they don’t become broken, and a source of irritation when they do. No sooner than I post such a link, then a few days later I [...]

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The Tweet Is Mightier Than The Sword

Are we seeing another revolution in Iran? Will the tweeted word prove to be the undoing of this religious dictatorship? After all, the crumbling and final demise of the Soviet Union was brought about – we are told reliably – by The Beatles – well, by Western Pop Music anyway. The availability of the Twitter [...]

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The Occasional Diarist – 17 June 2009

In the course of working as a freelance consultant, I’ve heard lots of ‘technospeak’, ‘metrobabble’ – you know what I mean. At first I used to get angry, then decided it wasn’t worth it. Almost all of the cliched phrases are completely meaningless, and not worth remembering, but one came into my mind this morning [...]

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The Occasional Diarist – 30 May 2009

Strictly For The Birds?

Another difficult night following another difficult day. Parts of yesterday were confusing as I spent odd moments puzzling over jobs that I’m convinced I’d started, before coming to the conclusion that in fact I hadn’t started them, only to start doubting if this conclusion was indeed the correct one. In fact I [...]

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