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Emma’s Guide to Great BarCamping

November 17th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Barcamps, Musings

At BarCampCork2 I gave a session about how to get the most out of barcamp as a participant, especially aimed at first time attendees. I came up with a 10 step guide, gave each step a title and wrote a few notes about them. You can see the original presentation on slideshare, but I’ve also [...]

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Last minute trip to Paris

November 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Travel

In the wee hours of early morning, sunday 9th november 2008, I was suddenly inspired to head away for the rest of the weekend. I had been toying with the idea of Manchester to go and see some friends, but it didn’t quite fit. I’ve been searching for a level of excitement in my life [...]

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Micropayments for Web Services

August 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Disaster, Musings

Yesterday was the Big Geek Day Out to Alton Towers, and was, of course, a day full of drama and adventure. I was one of seven people to be accidentally culled from twitter (although now restored, thankfully), disastrous on a day when communication between people whose mobile number you don’t necessarily know is essential.

This started me thinking about how much we rely on services like Twitter, and how they control access to our data and communications channels. Even though my culling was only accidental, and was restored within 24 hours, whose to say that it won’t be longer next time, or that restoration might not be complete and data might actually be lost.

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Booted from Twitter

August 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Disaster

I came home tonight and twitterific asked me to login. Strange. So i re typed my details but it refused to accept them. When i tried to login to twitter.com I was presented with this

Yes, thats right, I have been deleted from twitter!
I’m not sure what happened, but I guess my account was hacked, so [...]

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Twitter Fail

July 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Musings

There was a lot of talk recently from some apparently well respected bloggers about how users were going to abandon twitter if they continued to be presented with the Fail Whale as frequently as we were. At the time I thought to myself nonsense. I love twitter, it keeps me connected to entirely new groups [...]

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