Author: chriskeene

A little run

I’ll try and keep this short. Since leaving University 13 years a go I’ve been getting fatter. And generally not very healthy. It would be fair to say I started running to reduce the beer belly. Getting the runkeeper app was a key development; my endeavours went from occasionally trotting aimlessly for a little while…

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Elected Police Commissioners

Oh, and to add to the mix, we are getting a National Crime Agency soon as well – which will probably help with more complex crime, and potentially help the odd situation that the Metropolitan Police act both as the Police for London, and as a national force for serious incidents such as terrorism (even though Scotland proudly has a separate legal system and government it was the Met who dealt with the car bomb at Glasgow Airport). So, here are some links Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner website List of Candidates for Sussex The Home Office have set up choosemyPCC website – which is light on information, and has some dubious pictures of ‘scary people’ doing bad things – including smashing the glass of a phone booth, which I feel I should inform younger readers this was something of an issue in the eighties, but perhaps shows (a) how in touch the Home Office are (b) the sort of things they want us to be worried about has a nice site, which seems to have a similar feel to the new (and excellent) .

iplayer diary and a tool i was never going to use again

The first seems to be a running fiction series (no thanks), another talks about making chocolate mouse (which isn’t the same as eating them), and while I’m interested in things music related, mostly because I’m so ignorant of it – people talking about how a piece has changed them doesn’t really appeal (I’m guessing a couple met each other as a result of it, and someone from a ‘disadvantaged estate’ was destined for a life of crime until hearing it). … For example Factual (the place to go to for things like the chat/music/comedy/not-many-facts Loose Ends , The Bottom Line and Midweek ) is currently dominated by ” Everything you need to know about Cumbria’s day.”, ” All of Oxfordshire’s news, sport and essential information in one place.” and ” Digon o sgwrsio, cyngor, cerddoriaeth a chwerthin yn fyw o stiwdio Caerfyrddin yng nghwmni Iola Wyn. ” (ok, there was the odd national broadcast in there, the odd one, I didn’t have to point this out.


Today Talis announced they are moving their focus away from Linked Data. I think my initial reaction, which I tweeted, holds true: this is on similar lines to Microsoft announcing plans to move away from Windows. Earlier this year I was at an event where I bumped in to two people from Talis. The one…

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Google Street view

Depending on how you do it it can feel like you are rotating around the walls of the tunnel (when you first go to Street View, pull down, i.e. so that normally in Street View you would be pulling down to move the camera up to look at the sky, you should then see the tunnel ahead, you can then drag along the top, or bottom, of the screen from left to right, or use the compass in the top left) You might well have realised what it is. You can try using Street view a little to the right of the pin in the map where the junction is with what looks like a cul-de-sac, and then move towards the tunnel for an idea of what has happened here.


Tomorrow, Tuesday 14th February is the start of Dev8D 2012. A three day event for developers working in UK Higher Education. Which I am not really one, but don’t tell anybody and we should be ok. It’s an event that is on steroids : last time I went, my brain was pounded with more information…

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TwaperKeeper archives

While I only attended their conference for the first time this year, it seems I was the person who originally created a TwapperKeeper archive, you can access the document by clicking the link (and if you’re signed in to Google Docs you can save a copy etc), note you need to click the archive tab at the bottom. – again nothing really to do with me, but an archive of tweets mentioning (again, click the archive worksheet tab at the bottom) bcb4 – Barcamp Brighton 4. … Not only did the twitter archives of this event, held at Sussex last year, almost disappear, but the website originally on ning has already gone with the dodo. nickcleggsfault – during the run up to the election the Lib Dems looks like they may come a respectable third place rather than a distant third place.

Meta : blogging

I know I’m guilty in so many ways at letting work/personal intermingle in so many ways but you can categories blog posts (and probably twitter to) as one of: I’ve done something I want to share; I’ve got a view/opinion on something, and the third, related to the second, I want to reflect on something (which this post probably falls under), and I like the idea of this blog reflecting those things no matter what subject they are about. … All comments are listed together under the link to the post on Google+, and everyone can see every comment even if they don’t follow the other person (unlike twitter and, probably (it’s too hard to understand) Facebook).