Thanks to the COVID-10 lockdown and, it must be admitted, quite a bit of laziness, the entirety of my week of Monday 11 to Sunday 17 May 2020 was spent less than 50 metres from my bed. Well, from the house. I did get out of bed a bit.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 520: The full-week 50-metre challenge”
Stilgherrian’s links for 08 November 2009 through 18 November 2009:
See what happens when you don’t curate your links for ten days, during which time there’s a conference which generates a bazillion things to link to? Sigh.
This is such a huge batch of links that I’ll start them over the fold. They’re not all about Media140 Sydney, trust me.
Stilgherrian’s links for 30 September 2009 through 13 October 2009, gathered automatically but then left to languish for two weeks before publication.
There’s so many of these links this time that I’ll publish them over the fold. I think I need to get over my fear of the link being published automatically without my checking them first, and my concern that my website won’t look nice if the first post is just a list of links.
Maybe I should just stick these Delicious-generated links in a sidebar? Or do you like having them in the main stream and RSS feed?
Stilgherrian’s links for 29 September 2009 through 30 September 2009, published with very little care whatsoever:
- jQuery Carousel: This is the code that Jeff Waugh used for the rotating carousel of featured stories on the Crikey home page. He reckons he wouldn’t necessarily use it again. But this is my bookmark.
- Online Database of Social Media Policies | Social Media Governance: A collection of (currently) more than 100 corporate policies relating to social media.
- Is transparency the new objectivity? 2 visions of journos on social media | Nieman Journalism Lab: One of the more interesting discussions following the Washington Post‘s imposition of new, restrictive social media guidelines for its staff.
- Against Journalistic “Balance” | Grits for Breakfast: This piece from 2008 covers many of the reasons I consider journalistic “objectivity” to be a myth.
- The Eggcorn Database: An eggcorn is an accidental word, intended to be something else. The original “eggcorn” was meant to be “acorn”.
- The Body In Question | YouTube: Jonathan MIller’s remarkable 13-part BBC television series on medicine from 1978. The encoding isn’t the best, but his wit and style come through. I’ve watched two episodes so far. In the second, I was intrigued to see an appendectomy being done using traditional surgery, rather than keyhole.
- If Architects Had to Work Like Web Designers | Digital Survivors: Although written as satire, this does precisely describe the unrealistic expectations that many clients put onto their web designers and developers.
Australia’s biggest telco closed down their corporate blog nowwearetalking without warning yesterday — and deleted all the content. While I can understand they want to put the often-controversial forum behind them, I think the move was a mistake.
I’ve already written about this for Crikey, Telstra consigns nowwearetalking to the memory hole. It seems odd to kill NWAT just as it was changing for the better – even more so given there’s no replacement. There’s comments from Stephen Collins and Fake Stephen Conroy, as well as Telstra’s official spokesperson Craig Middleton. It’s free to read. Off you go.
But I’d also like to publish the full interviews I did for that story. So here they are.
Stilgherrian’s links for 11 August 2009 through 14 August 2009, gathered with care and lightly dusted with sugar:
- Formal Methods in Modern Critical-Software Development | The Abnormal Distribution: I needed an explanation of Formal Methods in programming, and this one ain’t bad.
- Telstra admits to exchange access deception | iTnews.com.au: It turns out that, yes, Telstra did tell other ISPs there was no room in their exchanges for their broadband equipment, when there was.
- Narrate Your Work | Scripting News: Dave Winer nails it. “Twitter is at least a dress rehearsal for the news system of the future.” His catchphrase “Narrate Your Work” resonates with me: that’s precisely how I use Twitter, and it’s a sensible work practice for any distributed team.
- Are you still marketing like its 1999? | Media Hunter: Online is now your customer’s “number one media priority”, because they spend more time online than with newspapers or TV or radio. Is it yours?
- On Language – How Fail Went From Verb to Interjection | NYTimes.com: An excellent summary of the history of FAIL.