June 17th, 2013
An assumption that unusual claims of badness are malign lies will very occasionally be wrong. Always check some facts.
The accusation that patients were drinking from vases is not credible when applied to a hospital in which there were no vases. Now examine who made that assertion, and critically assess any other claims made by the same person or group.
June 6th, 2013
This is a good bit of Open Data.
June 1st, 2013
I’m putting together a few commands to automatically make small files from the big originals, name them in sequence and in due course to upload them to Flickr with tags etc.
For the moment though they seem to have gone in random order in the Flickr Uploadr. Ah well.
The index files as below are easy enough to make automagic.
Click to go to the main things.
May 19th, 2013
http://www.thebillblog.com/2013/05/the-state-of-the-intersection-my-opentech-talk/ The state of the intersection. On the ‘Net and the Web and Open data and the world. With a little Platonic ideal thrown in. Read it.
May 19th, 2013
Digital photographs contain metadata – the name of the maker of the image for instance – embedded in the file. Some social media sites – but not FLickr – strip this data out. An excuse would be that this reduces storage requirements or bandwidth for those looking at the images, but the size of metadata is small compared to the size of a picture of reasonable quality.
With the orphan works provisions coming in, it is now time to assume that anyone stripping out metadata from a picture is doing so in order to facilitate copyright infringements, to remove the possibility of reward from the owner of the work, and in general being Bad.
Time to change.
April 19th, 2013
“The MMR vaccine was introduced to induce immunity less painfully than three separate injections at the same time, sooner than at three separate encounters, and more efficiently than either.
By increasing the time until immunised, spacing the components inevitably increases opportunities for infection with at least two of the diseases for the individual and their contacts. ”