My Digital Life

I got thinking today, as I worked to pull some of the online tools that I make use of together, that I have quite a large digital footprint. Maybe not as large as some, but still significant that I felt the need to draw out a “Map” of all the little pockets of the interwebs that I have a presence in. It’s interesting to see these services that I, and countless others, have signed up for; these services that we hinge our daily lives and, to a great extent, our futures upon. How could this footprint affect peoples perceptions of … Continue reading My Digital Life

Google + Amazon = remind me again why I should buy an iPhone?

You may or may not know that I don’t just do webby, governmenty stuff. I also record music, write a bit and try to make short films (try being the operative word because we don’t seem to have got anything concrete off the ground so far!) Anyway, Dan, with who I do all of the above activities, is a rabid iPhone owner who is constantly ribbing me for my love of Googles Android OS. Every time we go down that route I try to come up with a number of reasons, other than the devices it runs on being cheaper … Continue reading Google + Amazon = remind me again why I should buy an iPhone?

Faith in the Cloud – when it all goes wrong…

Following up on a previous blog post regarding putting faith in cloud based services comes the bombshell that popular UK based postcode search API supplier website Earnest Marples has been closed down via a Cease and Desist order from the Royal Mail. The previous post mused about what would happen if/when a service that was relied on by other services stopped and this is a prime example. Following this announcement the public service, non profit websites PlanningAlerts.com and the Straight Choice, as well as a number of others, are no longer functioning. But this has had a bigger impact still – TwitterPlan, … Continue reading Faith in the Cloud – when it all goes wrong…