Monthly Archives: August 2007

Feed reader generated content

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“The veteran Scrobblers [Last.fm users] amongst you will probably remember our ‘moderation system’ – this was a user-voting system that let you propose and merge artists, ultimately fixing misspelled artists by creating aliases to the correct version. We are planning to bring this back in a big way, addressing not only artists, but albums and… Read more »

Red sky at night

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Jeremy Paxman’s @ Edinburgh International Television Festival: The James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture; “the bigger question is whether the BBC itself has a future. Working for it has always been a bit like living in Stalin’s Russia, with one five-year-plan, one resoundingly empty slogan after another. One BBC, Making it Happen, Creative Futures, they all blur… Read more »

TubeStop

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“TubeStop is an extension for Mozilla-based Web browsers that disables the autoplay on YouTube videos. This means that you can open multiple YouTube videos in tabs in the background without them all starting to play at once. TubeStop also disables the autoplay on YouTube videos embedded on non-YouTube.com sites (MySpace, for example).” “The TubeStop Firefox… Read more »

Edinburgh TV Unfestival 2007

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Just spotted this via backstage.bbc.co.uk; “Edinburgh TV Un-Festival 2007: This year the MGEITF (Media Guardian International TV Festival) has spawned its own fringe event, the TV Un-Festival. This day-long event which takes place on Saturday 25 August will centre around the clash of the well established TV world and the constantly accelerating Internet world using… Read more »

Earworm Jim

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Leila and I have recently been working our way through the House of Cards trilogy (thankings to ) which I haven’t seen previously and am enjoying immensely so far (if anyone has any recommendations for politically themed TV shows, please comment. We worked through all of Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister a couple of months ago,… Read more »