Notification Fatigue

‘Notification Fatigue’ … the ‘meh’ reaction on being told you must change the password you already changed last week. Very now.

Filtering Out The Bad Stuff Isn’t That Easy

The British government wants Internet Service Providers to automatically block access to pornography on the Internet so users will have to request, or will be asked at the outset whether to filter or not. I find it hard to decide whether this is a victory for lazy parents or a very naive and uninformed awareness…

Information Super Glasto

It won’t be long before another Glastonbury is upon us. I have neither the means, health or desire to hike to the west country for the exclusive pleasure of potentially camping in mud glorious mud but as an armchair music listener I often watch the BBC coverage even though it means suffering the inane presenter…

Trap!t

Trap.it is a site presently in closed beta that attempts to give a highly visual dimension to news discovery. A simple search gives a scrollable page of relevant links which can be collected in ‘Traps’ and then shared. The idea is that successive searches together with the ability to thumbs up or thumbs down the…

Radioplayer On Demand A Minority Feature (at the moment)

Radioplayer.co.uk is intended to bring a standard interface to web based radio streams in the UK albeit it costs the radio station a fee to participate. As yet many stations have not grasped the listen again aspect in quite the way that radio on the iPlayer works but JazzFM have mercifully put in the effort…

Using Audacity To Record Audio Streams And System Audio

There are various bits of software out there for recording live Internet audio streams but many people often overlook the simple free solutions already available. Audacity is a piece of free recording software that is cross-platform and can easily be set to record from your computer internal audio. Once recorded it will offer you the…