Blog: Personal ramblings and how-tos

Isn’t the ongoing Google-bashing over privacy just a bit of tripe?

March 03 0 Comments

Leek and tripe with a nice, sharp red: 40 Maltby Street

With all the writing lately about Google’s new privacy policy I have spent some time thinking about tracking of web surfing, targeting of ads, and how what Google is proposing compares to other web behemoths like Facebook, Twitter and Apple. Tempests and teapots spring to mind.

Why universal and simple access to content rocks

January 07 0 Comments

RSS, a Very Useful Thing

I simply love it when a website does what I expect. Take tumblr, the social blogging service. Not only is the site beautifully built, with a variety of templates for every need. Publishing is so easy either from the site itself, or from their iPhone app. But what’s more, in order to get information in a format you can integrate with other sites, all you need to do is add “/rss” after your tumblr address. Why is this good? Read on.

Fighting obesity with information

June 08 3 Comments

Fighting obesity with information

Triggered by a great post about waste and obesity in Britain, I started thinking about how technology can help. This post connects a few dots related to health and fitness tracking, and marvels over RunKeeper as a hub allowing you to learn more about your body.

15 minutes on social media: nothing changes, everything is new

April 16 0 Comments

15 minutes on social media: nothing changes, everything is new

Short presentation on social media to the Sheraton F&B people, focusing on tools, figures and achievements. This presentation takes its start in an old but genius advertising slogan by Telia, the Swedish equivalent of BT or Ma Bell.

Download your app source code from Google App Engine

April 13 0 Comments

Download your app source code from Google App Engine

Messed up the local copy of your Google App Engine project? I did. Restoring it from your live app is simple, provided you have the right version of GAE installed.