Tim Berners-Lee and the Freedom of The City

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Originally written in 2014 – but lost somehow. Last week, I had the privilege of being invited into the Guildhall to watch Tim Berners-Lee receive the Honorary Freedom of the City. I was one of a dozen bloggers and tweeters asked to live tweet the ceremony. As The City moves into the digital era, it…

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QR Codes on Energy Bills

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This is a necropost – resurrected from the now defunct blog of a previous employer. Sadly, the follow-up post has fallen down the memory hole. You can still read Sharon’s response to it. Well, we can finally unwrap one of the little projects The Lab has been working on. Along with the Department of Energy…

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3D Printing at Over The Air

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Various pieces of 3D printed gadgets.

This is a necropost – resurrected from the now defunct blog of a previous employer. We had an amazing time at Over The Air 2013. We’ve teamed up with ThingMaker to digitally scan attendees. Our long term aim is to release on GitHub a collection of faces which artists and game designers can re-use. The…

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Demoing BlipDrop at Mobile Monday London

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Terence standing up demoing to a room full of people.

This is a necropost – resurrected from the now defunct blog of a previous employer. I really loved the idea of geolocated ephemeral content. And I was a little disappointed that the business never saw the potential for it. Maybe I’ll find a way to relaunch it in the future. I’ve been attending Mobile Monday…

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Are Megabytes Meaningless To Customers?

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The Lab's logo.

This is a necropost – resurrected from the now defunct blog of a previous employer.. Pop quiz: How many MB did you use watching that YouTube video? When dealing with data usage, a familiar cry in the telco world is “Customers just don’t understand what a MB is!” Is this true? The theory goes something…

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A (Nuclear) Blast From The Past

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As I was digging around some ancient back-up CDs, I happened across some of my early web pages. Way back in the mists of time, I was a member of the UEA Peace Society. As well as organising talk on campus, we occasionally went on protests. This page records the protest we took to Lekenheath…

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N8 Fail – Reasons Why the Nokia N8 Sucks

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Way back in 2010, I was sent a Nokia N8 to review. It was dreadful. Simply one of the worst devices I’ve ever used. My original ranty blog posts have been lost from tumblr, so I’ve reposted it here as a single post. It is pretty slapdash. I’ve added some commentary. Warning! There be swearing…

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XMTS – X Marks The Spot

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Back in 2010 I tried to launch a Location Based Services app. It didn’t quite work – mostly because I didn’t have the business acumen to sell it onwards. Still, here are the slides, audio, and some photos of the presentation I did at BarCampBrighton 5. Terence, 2016. Location Based QR Codes – Introducing //xmts.mobi/…

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Porn and Social Media #SMCLondon

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This was a talk I gave at Social Media Camp London in 2009. In it, I describe my experiences working with user-generated-content, pornography, and other adult material. This was one of my earliest BarCamp talks, and contains several ideas which now seem quite outdated.I was attempting to warn people about accepting UGC – not only…

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Speech to TUC

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Terry Eden (Connect) speaking in support of Composite Motion 10. I want to focus on public procurement and the role it can play in driving forward social and environmental goals and, in particular, raising labour standards. The money public authorities spend on buying goods and services amounts to £108 billion every year from major capital…

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