Google Privacy

02 March 2012 15:19 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

 has written a useful summary for The Guardian, Friday 2 March 2012

Google privacy tips: how to avoid telling them too much

Your personal data is a valuable commodity, and there are ways to control what information Google records

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Making Maps and Tracks

02 November 2011 17:02 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

Notes on how to make the maps and tracks shown here

Generate a GPX file (use suffix of XML, so it can be edited in Dreamweaver)

Use GPS Visualiser Map Input

  • This works for me
  • Width 960 x 600
  • If you have a list of waypoint markers, reduce the width of the map by the width of the waypoint list
  • Full screen mode : no
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Responsive Web Design

12 April 2011 14:25 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

How to make a website work on a Mobile Device?

Some useful links:

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The Comic Sans Strikes Back

21 September 2010 13:27 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

I'm as guilty as anyone of making use of Comic Sans, but have been aware of the opprobrium heaped against it, and tried to use it sparingly, if at all.

This is a great article from Sitepoint. Credit to Alex Walker, Editor, SitePoint Design View, for the discussion and collection of links.

Later, October, the BBC joins in.

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Test everything. Hold on to the good.

26 May 2010 00:00 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

Re-installing Xenu today, I saw this quote from the Bible: 1 Thessalonians 5:21

Test everything. Hold on to the good.

Which seems very apposite, and should be the watchword for all IT people.

But I didn't recognise it.

This page explains that the verse is from the New International Version of the Bible (&copy (...)



Death by PowerPoint

24 April 2010 00:00 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

You might know, and remember, Edward Tufte, of the "beautiful books".

He's just been appointed to something by Obama, with nice comments like:

Remember your own advice: Ask, "What would Feynman do?"

My most extreme and grateful congratulations go to Barack Obama. ET, it's his best hire EVER not soon enough.

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This much I know

17 March 2010 00:00 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

Search Engine Optimisation

How to improve your pages / site so they will be found by Google users.

This much I know (and there is much I don't ~ but beware the snake oil salesmen who will promise you everything).

You can learn much from Google itself, and their 22 page (...)