Bad workmen blame their tools

A bad workman always blames his tools the saying goes, and I agree. By my own admission I’ve done it enough times myself. Tools have changed No longer are they just a hammer or a chisel that craft and create things from wood and metal. We live in a digital age and so we have computers and keyboards and mice, they are the tools for many of us. However, beyond these tools we have a newer set...
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I know it’s an ideal but it drives me mad when I see bad design, shoddy code, terrible usability and ineffective & bad workmanship. Every industry or profession has its cowboys. The building trade seems to take the most stick for it but there are plenty of cowboys in website design that’s for sure. It’s so easy to fool the uneducated and as the Internet for many remains a...
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My attention was brought to a new widget about to be launched called Tweetboard. It basically allows you to embed your twitter stream into your website. Well that’s nothing new really. End of post? No…. On the site there’s some intro gumph and a video.  Reading through this it sounds fantastic and revolutionary. What I don’t get is that it is sold as something that IS a...
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Twitter – The Favour Factory

Twitter is a great place to ask questions and get answers. Often though the question requires more than a simple textual answer it might need some kind of further input such as doing something. Many people offer the answer in the form of a free favour. Now offering favours is fine but twitter is a communication tool and if someone rang you out of the blue and asked you to complete the same task...
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The foursquare backlash

So a few people are moaning about this thing called Foursquare. If you don’t know what it is then it’s a little location based app for smart phones and you ‘check in’ to places, anywhere in fact and build up points. What some people are objecting to is that you can update twitter or Facebook with your check-in info. Now before I really start I just want to make clear that...
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