Sunday, March 29, 2009

mapping information


eigenfactor.org using a relation browser to visualise information. Other visualisation tech to consider include SMILE (Free, Open-Source Data Visualization Web Widgets) and Flare (ActionScript library for creating visualizations that run in the Adobe Flash).

Why do avast not allow iframes

Why do avast not allow iframes in sites with content from another domain?

They cause virus alerts but 99% of the time iframes of course are used to bring information in from other sites! I've contacted avast to see when this, verging on annoying position is being taken... customers were reporting virus alerts on some site and I've just had to remove innocent iframe code!

Either avast change or i suggest to edit preferences / get another AV solution.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Politics in the Workplace

Every so often a decision needs to be made relating to political situations.
Personally I'm not a fan of any visas or borders.

This week a new TV channel was added for Tibet and we wanted to know if there should be a country for Tibet.

REF: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Tibetan_Administration
"
Tibet is currently under the administration of the People's Republic of China, a situation that the Central Tibetan Administration considers an illegitimate military occupation. The position of the CTA is that Tibet is a distinct nation with a long history of independence. The current policy of the Dalai Lama, however, is that he does not seek full independence for Tibet, but would accept Tibet as a genuine autonomous region within the People's Republic of China.
"

Decision: Sorry, no new country on www.viewmy.tv for Tibet unless the Dalai Lama returns to rule.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Google Voice coming soon

Useful feature includes voicemail transcripts:

(only avail in the US but voice'll come and mobi operators better have a plan)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sunday, March 01, 2009

The Prodigy - Omen

Why do these guys always get number 1 hits? You don't need to understand their music you just need to get the vibe. The Prodigy have gone straight to the top of the album chart with new album Invaders Must Die. Their fifth UK number 1 album / one of the fastest selling albums of the year with 100,000 copies sold. (marketing, timing, sound or all 3)

Excellent artfair to see

kinetica-artfair.com - What is art? Well I'm not going to take on that discussion now but if you prefer art to be interactive like me then you must go see this exhibition in London today or tomorrow!
related links: Portable Pixel Playground, hexstatic, dam-berlin.de. image by Boredomresearch