Sunday, August 03, 2008

Moving to typepad... (at least for a while...)

As many of you know, at the end of last year we started 3scale and things have been racing along since - not much time to think, let alone blog :), but with several systems under our belt things are looking good and it's a great time to start blogging again.

After giving it a lot of thought though, I decided that rather than reviving this blog I'd start up a new space over at typepad (check it out here: Partly because Google's mandatory link bar is kind of annoying and I have some nice customization in mind sometime but mostly because the content will be a bit different. I'll still post on random stuff no doubt, but likely now more focused on Web Services / Web APIs and some of the ups and downs of startup life. There might be the odd product comment too :).

You can also check out the beginnings of the 3scale company blog at

Anyway, hope to see some of you over at the new site!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

- seems even a French strike couldn't stop it!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Privacy and Web 2.0

Seems data issues are still best at getting me posting! Having had a bit of time to catch up on news. How do this - Click here for more of the USAs deeply invasive profiling and data trawling initiatives... - and this - US Safe-Habour Data policies for Internet business interact?

It seems ATS is clearly after "non-airline" data - things like click here for Google's great calendar system would be perfect. Google calendar is a great app and privacy issues have been raised before but the ease of use kind of wins you over in the end!

Would be nice to know where that data was stored...! if its' on US soil I can't imagine that ATS isn't going to crawl it eventually... how much of life will already be there by the time they do so?!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Long time no blog entries...

Life has been very hectic - hence the hiatus! But sometimes issues just make you want to post - like this capitulation to US data demands in the PNR Agreement - pretty shocking. Think twice about flying to the US... or hang on probably it doesn't make any difference - they can probably grab your data anyway.

Hope that I can get some momentum to get back to posting!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Assemblers do better than innovators?

After a long absence trying to get back to posting: something interesting on Service Oriented Architectures but particular on the benefits of innovation to companies. Industrial motivations for joining European Projects anybody?

Monday, January 16, 2006

Lessig on Google Books

A great video presentation on the in-and-outs of fair use in the Google books project. Lets see if this embedding from YouTube works (if not go here):

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Cyber appearance on a screen near you

Shows how much online worlds are progressing - Lawrence Lessing will be holding court in second life on Wednesday... I expect well see this more and more - I'm waiting for our first Second Life EU project meetings!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Cold Pizza DRM

DRM gone mad. The original coldplay DRM story in particular is madness - however it seems to me that record companies a long time ago gave up the idea that they are producing CDs according to the Philips standard - so the fact that it plays on almost nothing maybe shouldn't be that suprising!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

CC Made It

Happily it looks like Creative Commons made it to their target - great news!

Friday, December 30, 2005

Donate to Creative Commons!

Yes, i've been away an age - but November and December were just a nightmare of trips and work! The least I can do is come back with a shout for the Creative Commons fundraising appeal which now has about 36hours to go and is less than $6,000 short of its $225,000 target to ensure it keeps tax exempt status (see here). So do a good deed to end 2005!