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Thursday 2 April 2009

Conditional server side includes and cookies

I can’t write PHP or Javascript. I could learn, but I don’t have much interest. Most of my websites are good old-fashioned static HTML and I use server-side-includes a lot.

I thought I would write, in simple terms, about some of ways I’ve used them. (more…)


Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 12:24 am
Wednesday 18 March 2009

Speaker of the US House of Representatives infringes rights of music composer

Incompetech.com is a wonderful website that offers hundreds of original music tracks for free use. Most are released under a Creative Commons licence (a few are now in the public domain) and the only stipulation is that you must include a credit for the composer: Kevin MacLeod.

It isn’t a lot to ask. But still some people can’t be bothered.

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, is one of a list of people who have used a track, but give no credit. Her video Capitol Cat Cam, which uses the music track ‘Scheming Weasel’, has been watched on YouTube more than 325,000 times.

In his blog, Kevin MacLeod puts a brave face on the situation. But I say it is absolutely disgraceful that even people in government show this blatant disregard for creative people and their work. They should set an example.

I hope this won’t deter Mr MacLeod. Some of us appreciate his generosity and music.


Filed under: Net & technology,The media,Video-making — GS @ 1:27 pm
Saturday 23 June 2007

Vaughn Lowery ad (video)

Famous across America for being the KMart Joe Boxer underwear guy, now Vaughn Lowery has done a great ad for the Houston Chronicle.

More KMart/Joe Boxer ads featuring Vaughn here and here. How long before we see this talented guy on British TV?


Filed under: Fun,The media — GS @ 1:27 am
Tuesday 12 June 2007

Tony Blair appears on Big Brother

A Rory Bremner sketch on YouTube.

Davina: You’ve been in there a long time.

Blair: Ten years, yeah.

Davina: So have you any idea what’s been going on in the outside world?


Filed under: General — GS @ 12:35 am
Sunday 10 June 2007

Malicious theft of video

Within a few hours of me uploading my video about the Naked Bike Ride to YouTube, someone had uploaded it to a video-sharing site.

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Filed under: Net & technology,The media,Video-making — GS @ 11:47 am
Wednesday 30 May 2007

Sackville Park village fete (video)

Sunday afternoon was the final day of the Queer Up North arts festival and a village fete was held in Sackville Park. There was a cake judging competition, stalls and a great punch and judy show.

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Filed under: Fun,LGBT,Manchester,With video — GS @ 1:03 am
Saturday 19 May 2007

Reports problems to your local council with Neighbourhood Fix It

The Neighbourhood Fix It website is an effective way to highlight and report problems in your local neighbourhood.

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Filed under: Environment,Politics — GS @ 2:21 pm
 
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