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Month: July 2007

Facebook Is Down

Facebook Is Down

Social networking websites should never be down because their success comes from three factors; ease of use, accessibility, and reliability. With a good layout and good interaction, the website attracts the novice as well as the weather-beaten web surfer that’s seen it all. Accessibility is about it being easy to use on all browsers, whether mobile phones, laptops, or desktops. The third one is the key. source  One of the reasons I’ve moved away from Hotmail and yahoo is that…

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Monday Night Picadilly Line People

Monday Night Picadilly Line People

Last night’s fourty minute trip meant I got to see a lot of faces as I headed from one side to another. Some of these people would be forgotten within a few seconds whilst others would be remembered slightly longer. One girl had a disarming stare, as I headed to my first destination of the night. She got off within a few stops and my journey continued. On the way back I was in good spirits after filming a few…

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Half a Million Visitors

Half a Million Visitors

Over the past year, over half a million visits have been counted to this website. Over the past five months over fifty thousand visits, a month took place. For the period in question, there have been almost two million hits and  58 gigabytes of data transfer.

Map Your Friends – Facebook Api

Map Your Friends – Facebook Api

As I was looking through the applications I found an application that helps to map your friends according to the geolocation details they added to their profile. As your social network is more global so you will find that your friends are more spread around the world. As you’ll see for me there’s a lot of clustering around London where most of the people I know on Facebook are living. There is a nice spread in other parts of the…

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Looking out of a window at traffic

Looking out of a window at traffic

I’m on the second floor of a home which looks out onto a busy road which means there’s a lot of traffic passing by but wait there’s more. Road works are taking place. Traffic must stop. Stopped traffic means hours of entertainment from the comfort of your room. So far I saw one van back into the car that was sticking to the back. The guy got out and started to yell whilst another was less annoyed. In a second…

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The Digital Lifestyle

The Digital Lifestyle

A journalism student at the University of Westminster worked on an item about addiction to technology and this is quite an old item. In 1998 (if I remember correctly) I was speaking to a security guard in Martinique about the internet and he talked about it as if it was a disease as if it was bad. Back in my high school days would argue with my teachers trying to get permission to draw the graphs by computer rather than…

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No power

No power

Something you hardly ever think of when you’re in economically more developed countries is electricity because it’s always there for you to use. This was not the case yesterday afternoon when coming back from an interview. Due to some roadworks or the rain (not much but apparently poor maintenance makes things worse) the power down the whole street was shorted for at least six hours, which is a long time. A machine was digging up the road and a second…

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There Are Two Parts To The World Wide Web

There Are Two Parts To The World Wide Web

the future of the web the search engine was the king, now it’s social networking. People had their own home page, now it’s grown to their own website. The blog was grown and grown, replacing webrings to be developed For several years the search engine was king. This was the place where everyone went to find content because all the information was so disorganised. Recently though this has changed. The way people use the world wide web has evolved. Whereas…

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860 k/bits per second on wifi

860 k/bits per second on wifi

I am currently downloading at about 800 k/bits per second which is some of the fastest downloading I’ve done, especially from home over a wifi connection. It’s a broadband connection but using one of the latest wifi cards. That’s the current speed

Overcast And Rainy

Overcast And Rainy

The problem with living in two countries is that the climate between the two homes may be very different. Whilst the weather in Switzerland is warm and sunny in England it’s cold and dreary. It’s gray. I was hoping that the weather in Switzerland would break the day I flew back to London so that the transition would not feel as bad but it backfired. What I had wanted is a cooler rainy day that would be enough to make…

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