Labour’s Chakrabarti Inquiry

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I don’t know how popular my hosting of the LP rules has become, but the Labour Party doesn’t really get permalinks. I have decided in the interests of informed debate to mirror Labour’s Chakrabarti Inquiry findings. Labour’s launch of the report was a debacle and fell foul of the dead cat on the table disruption. Continue reading “Labour’s Chakrabarti Inquiry”

Digg Labs Visualisation (2007)

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While transcribing my Sun/Oracle blog to this space,  I coped an article which pointed at now defucnt Digg Labs visualisation tools, I said,

I also took the opportunity to publicise/review some of digglabs visualisation experiments. big spy, stack and swarm.

I have posted the screen shots I used here. Continue reading “Digg Labs Visualisation (2007)”

Naymz & Klout

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I am mailed once/month by Naymz who tell me that they have discovered something interesting about me. I often login to see, but it rarely seems to be that interesting. I have not connected all my  networks to it, keeping it out of Yahoo and Facebook which I treat as mainly private networks. This week I decided to have a further look, among other reasons, I have forgotten how I came to use it. Continue reading “Naymz & Klout”

El Capitan

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The time has come..it would seem. Is it easy? It all depends. It wasn’t seamless but we are working again, sort of. Also it seems Apple consider /var to be a system directory and not for use by user installed code but I have only found one program (written by me) impacted, which I initially assumed was based on a breach of standards, I use /var, but on closer inspection, also fails because the Xcode download/install fails.  Here are my notes on the OS install, /var and Xcode. Continue reading “El Capitan”

Streaming TV at home (ROKU)

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I bought a ROKU stick, it’s pretty easy to start and make to work. It’s not clear from the web site, but you must open an account on their web site, agree their terms and conditions and lodge payment details with them; for buying extra I assume.  The BBC, ITV, All 4 and Demand 5 are free, there is a free NOW TV channel and access to all the big SVoD suppliers. Continue reading “Streaming TV at home (ROKU)”

Raspberry Pi

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I bought a Raspberry Pi to act as a Media Server in the home. I bought a PI, case, SD card and power source. As ever here are my notes. Currently, getting started (or 1st boot), 1st customisations, and early days with the media browsers and XBMC/Kodi. I have BBC, ITV and YouTube working, Channel 4 is going to be very hard and so is Sky, since among other things since Silverlight is deprecated. I have given up, and bought a Roku stick. In addition to the challenges of getting all the channels I want, even v3 of the Pi struggles with iplayer HD; it might be the CPU, it might be the BT broadband plus speed but it’s too hard. I shall reconstruct the page and use comments, as one of the purposes of making a notes page was collecting the various web pages that helped me get to wherever I got. Continue reading “Raspberry Pi”