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  • Writing up IoTmark – 1 of 2

    I went to last Friday’s IoTMark follow-up event from last summer’s Open IoT Definition, partly because I figured I’d learn a lot, also because whether I like it or not, the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) is something I feel I should have a handle on as someone working in tech. I feel…

  • An update on OMGDPR – explaining the format

    So, a little under two weeks ago, I wrote a bit about OMGDPR, a hypothetical  community-run, open space event where practitioners who build digital products or services, can meet to learn from each other how they’re responding to what amount to  seismic changes in privacy law. Me and Maik have been chatting to various organisation…

  • Sustainability of the web vs through the web

    I referred to Sustainability of the web, in a recent blog post about a recorded talk I did about Planet friendly Web development, and halfway through explaining the term I realised it was better expanding on the difference between Sustainability of the web, vs sustainability through the web in a separate post. I think it’s…

  • Explaining a planet friendly web in 10 minutes

    Over the last year or so, I’ve been doing variations for an idea I’m calling Planet Friendly Web, and after bumping into Paul Johnston at Monkigras earlier this year, then Jeffconf, we got chatting about a meetup for CTOs interested doing something about climate change. I couldn’t be there physically, but I did get a…

  • Notes on #NoEstimates in Berlin

    Last night I went to see Vasco Duarte, from Oikosofy deliver a talk on project management, with provocative title NoEstimates – an unconventional approach for the “deliver on time” problem. After getting home, I put together this thread of the most interesting idea in the talk for me. There was enough interest to justify me…

  • How much CO2 does an office worker generate per year?

    I just posted this to friends on Facebook, and it seems a good idea to share it here too, to help with my search: Hello internet friends. Would a kind soul be able to help me out here? I’m doing a recorded 20 minute talk in Feb about the environmental impact of building digital products…

  • Recap – storing state in a browser for users

    I’ve been working on some static sites recently, and I needed to show some content to someone, but allow it to be dismissed easily, and then stay dismissed. This is much a note to future me as anyone else, but hopefully it’ll be helpful to some other soul on the net. Doing this with frameworks…

  • Super hand tip – search your own tabs in Firefox

    If you’re like me. You have too many tabs open. So many in fact that you might open the same tab multiple times because you forgot when you last opened it. Firefox tab search is your friend When using Firefox, there’s a hidden feature which I only found out about last week. You can restrict…

  • Book review: Time is Money – The business Value of Web Performance

    Since discovering how significant the  energy impact of moving data over networks is for the Planet Friendly Web Guide, I’ve found myself reading more and more about web performance optimisation (WPO). Last week I ordered Tammy Evert’s book, Time is Money – the Business Value of Web Performance. It arrived on Saturday morning, and I…

  • Sporadic video recommendation # 3 – Yulia Startsev, on side effects, promise and generators in javascript

    I’ve been trying to get back up to speed again with javascript recently, and with all the new features being added each year, I’m starting to like it much more than I did before. Try as I might, though I hadn’t really got my head around how to use generators, or when they might be…