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August 6, 2011 by

London geek fashion week & remote working

I am back in the London, hammering out beautifully crafted HTML and CSS for freelance cash at a glossy, high-end agency. Vaingloriously glamorous though freelance contract work is, ultimately it is not sustainable unless you live in the lunny bin or near a railway station with direct links.

November 1, 2010 by

Vodafone tax issue results in protests, arrests

On Saturday, around 20 Vodafone stores around the UK were forced to close due to protests over the company's tax affairs.The protests, which took place in London, Brighton, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hastings, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and York and led to some arrests, centred on tax owed from Vodafone's €180bn purchase of the German engineering firm Mannesmann ten years ago.

June 24, 2009 by

Microsoft misses the Outlook point

Ask designers which mail program is the bane of their existence, and you'll find that Outlook tops the list. The reason why the most popular email reader is also the most painful is simple: it uses Word to render HTML emails.

May 19, 2009 by

London Underground gets online departure boards

I just received an email from Transport for London, making me aware of its new online departure boards service for the Tube.I have to say, it may work well but I can't see the point, unless you're hanging around outside a Tube station having a cigarette, wondering when you can steal that last puff.

August 30, 2007 by

Open-Xchange Express Edition

Open-Xchange Express is an excellent substitute for Microsoft Exchange for small or medium-sized businesses that don't need a big-company feature set.

July 31, 2007 by

iPhone SPAM can cost you

This tip was shared with me over IM from Eric Nix:I had a pleasant surprise after returning from a trip to London. I forgot to turn the email autocheck off on my iPhone while traveling.

September 29, 2006 by

TRUSTe: Intent qualifies HP's "bugged" PattyMail as spyware

Going back to the debate of whether HTML-enabled e-mails with traceable graphics in them should qualify as spyware, as an observer of how HP used HTML-email to trick CNET reporter Dawn Kawamoto into opening and then forwarding a traceable e-mail (what I've been calling PattyMail these days), that's a tough question that I could argue both ways.

April 3, 2006 by

Zimbra makes ALE, Calc and Write

The Zimbra Gang is at it again. After making waves with its mashed up, open source email/calendar collaboration suite and Zimlets, the company is adding new Web applications (what might as well be called Zimbra Calc and Zimbra Write) and ALE (AJAX Linking Embedding), a compound HTML document framework for embedding and linking AJAX components.

March 18, 2004 by

Fractal stupidity

COMMENTARY--It is a midwinter Sunday evening on the M4 motorway and I’m heading west from London to Bristol. The headlights of the oncoming cars, and tail-lights of those in front, snake across the countryside far over the horizon.

April 8, 2003 by

LapLink Everywhere 2.0

LapLink Everywhere 2.0 is easy to use and offers secure remote access to your desktop, e-mail, contacts, calendar and files, cleverly using ordinary HTML. The new features add much needed functionality, but email client support remains parsimonious. It now rivals GoToMyPC in functionality, but is much cheaper.

February 5, 2003 by

Opera 7 for Windows

Current Opera users should definitely upgrade. Everyone else: evaluate this browser using the ad-free download period.

June 7, 2002 by

U.K. study: Missent e-mails cause embarrassment

A new survey has suggested that missent e-mails cause embarrassment more frequently than might be imagined, with one in three workers saying they've sent e-mails to the wrong recipient. The survey, carried out by consumer data company Experian in conjunction with the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), asked men and women at all levels across U.K. businesses about their e-mail habits. Among its findings: One in six bosses have fired or threatened an employee with disciplinary action because of inappropriate e-mails sent at work; 60 percent of employees surveyed admitted to reading personal e-mails while at work; and 60 percent of employees admitted to sending e-mails to someone sitting next to them to ask a question. ZDNet U.K.'s Andrew Swinton reported from London. To read the full story, visit,,t269-s2111536,00.html.


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