UK censorwall bans VPNs →

September 6th, 2013

This is insane! The filters and cencors that are on-by-default and not always easy to turn off, and mandated by the government are now blocking privacy-protecting tools.

As Cory puts it:

Instead of teaching kids how to stay safe online, the official UK Internet safety policy requires them to be totally naked in all their online communications.

Using a secure VPN is good practice when on untrustworthy networks, for example to stop the other guy at Starbucks from jumping into your Facebook account.

Oscar’s first song that he sings →

August 31st, 2013

Well, he goes “Bom Bom Bom… Ping” spontaneously, and I’m pretty sure it’s this song he’s singing.

Sarah and Duck →

August 7th, 2013

Sarah and Duck just started in February. It’s a favourite in our house! Simple and charming, and lots of imagination.

Judge who accepted private-prison bribes to send black kids to jail sentenced to 28 years →

August 6th, 2013

Ciavarella was convicted of racketeering and sentenced to 28 years in prison. He was also forced to pay $1 million in restitution.

Wow. Justice.

Open Life in the UK: A Guide for New Residents →

June 4th, 2013

Pretty easy reading to get an overview of our history.

Nearby →

May 29th, 2013

This is a cool service from Wikipedia. When we first moved to London I often wondered what some buildings were, and this would have helped me find out.

A bit of Daft Punk →

May 25th, 2013

Random Access Memories in 5 minutes, 8-bit style. Cool video too, complete with cheesy 8-bit tie and sunglasses.

Big-cat sightings: is Britain suffering from mass hysteria? →

May 23rd, 2013

Interesting article. Apparently sightings of big cats in the wild have increased dramatically in the last couple of decades. It’s almost certainly hysteria. Like the UFO sightings in the 50s-70s. But why?

Wikipedia’s Sexism →

April 29th, 2013

I hope this isn’t a trend, or already a widespread problem.

Don’t let the myths fool you: the W3C’s plan for DRM in HTML5 is a betrayal to all Web users. →

April 26th, 2013

Even Tim Berners-Lee has been advocating DRM in the HTML standard! Read about DRM and why it absolutely should not be added to HTML, and sign the petition.