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Campaign to Kill Captcha

Most of us would like to see CAPTCHA gone - and now there is a petition calling for it (http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/it-s-time-to-finally-kill-captcha-2). CAPTCHA is inconvenient if you have full use of your senses and impossible for people with some disabilities. However, at least one of the alternative solutions is worse than the disease. The e-mail activation link. Read More...

Fluid: not quite there

After testing fluid for a couple of hours I found that it had a number of problems with some of the web sites I was most interested in wrapping up; but would probably work fine for other commercial web sites. Read More...

Fluid

Today I bumped in to one of those apps you always knew should be easy and should have: Fluid. This application wraps up a web site and makes an application icon you can click on to start. Read More...

Global Village?

The image of the Global Village has been nagging at me over the weekend. As a city dweller I was lucky to get to know some people who actually live in a farming community and experience first hand the pluses and minuses of country life. Perhaps the closest thing we have to village life in Australia. As I blow some hay from my keyboard while sitting on a V/Line train back to the big smoke I want to reflect on the concordances and differences between the reality of village life and the Internet version. Read More...