Bugs in Twitter Text Libraries

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The Twitter Engineering Team have a set of text processing classes which are meant to simplify and standardise the recognition of URLs, screen names, and hashtags. Dabr makes use of them to keep in conformance with Twitter's style. One of the advantages of the text processing is that it will recognise that www.example.com is a… Continue reading →

Direct Digital Democracy - A Disaster?

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While on the anti-Digital-Economy-Bill protest, I bumped into Denny de la Haye. I've known Denny virtually for a while - and he's commented on this blog a number of times. Denny is standing for parliament in Hackney South and Shoreditch. He is standing on a platform of Direct Digital Democracy.  If he is elected, he… Continue reading →

Protesting the Digital Economy Bill

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On Wednesday, I attended the "Stop Disconnection Demo" to protest the Digital Economy Bill outside parliament. I've been on a few protests in my time. Anti-war, anti-nukes, anti-tuition fees and the like. This was one of the most cheerful protests I've ever attended. The protesters were friendly and erudite. Passers-by seemed happy to take our… Continue reading →

Mobile Badvertising - Intercontinental (and the BBC)

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If you're outside of the UK, you will see adverts on the BBC site. This also happens on the mobile site. Here's a typical example. Intercontinental are a premium brand. No doubt their mobile advertising is really good. Right? First Impression We start off with a mobile friendly page.  Almost.  There are five flaws here.… Continue reading →

Dabr - Reply to all and Geotagging

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People have been very excited to see some new functionality in Dabr - the mobile Twitter client I develop for. But what is it and how does it work? Reply to All The @@ symbol allows you to reply to all the people mentioned within the tweet. It only shows up on tweets which mention… Continue reading →

Ada Lovelace Day 2010 - Rachel Armstrong

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Ada Lovelace Day is ... ... an international day of blogging to draw attention to the achievements of women in technology and science. Women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognised. We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines, whatever they do Last year I blogged about… Continue reading →

NESTA - What's App

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Last night I went to the NESTA's "What's App?" discussion.  You can watch the event at NESTA's website. Here at @nesta_uk for What's App a look at the emerging app economy. — Terence Eden (@edent) March 22, 2010 It was an excellent panel - despite being a bit stale, pale and male. But I can't… Continue reading →

Mobile Badvertising - Guardian & STA

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We all know and love the humble banner advert. That little rectangle of joy which seeks to distract our attention. It's a ubiquitous format on the web. It's a format that, for better or worse, has migrated to mobile. Here's the mobile Guardian showing off its latest advert for STA travel. This being a super-whizzy… Continue reading →

Choosing a New Phone

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ARRRRRGGGGHHHH! Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Due to a crazy taxi driver (are there any other kind) and a violent swerve, my BlackBerry Bold 9000 is no more. Bereft of life, it rusts in pieces, and other such Pythonesque metaphors. Arse. I truly feel like I'm missing an extension to my body. There's a symbiotic relationship which develops between… Continue reading →

Elonex 511EB Firmware Update

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Well, it's been ages coming, but it's finally here. Elonex have released V0.47 of the 511EB software. V0.47 was released on 12th March 2010. The previous firmware (V0.41) was released on 18th January 2010. The next release should include note taking functionality. You may be interested in part 1 and part 2 of my review.… Continue reading →