[backstage] 'Project Canvas' to be called 'YouView':

2010-09-16 Thread Frank Wales
http://informitv.com/news/2010/09/16/youviewisconfirmed/ Personally, I think 'WeView' would have been a better follow-on from 'iPlayer' and 'YouTube'. But that might suggest open collaboration and public participation, so perhaps not. :-/ -- Frank Wales [fr...@limov.com] - Sent via

Re: [backstage] Any more DEB reading footage from today on iPlayer?

2010-04-09 Thread Frank Wales
Brian Butterworth wrote: Did no one tell those stupid MPs that the whole Internet is peer-to-peer? To most of them, peer-to-peer communication is what happens when Lord Mandelson does a deal with Baroness Scotland. -- Frank Wales [fr...@limov.com] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion

Re: [backstage] Any more DEB reading footage from today on iPlayer?

2010-04-09 Thread Frank Wales
, military, etc. None of us are experts in all fields None of us are setting government policy, influencing public opintion or writing laws in the fields we're inexpert in, though. I hope. -- Frank Wales [fr...@limov.com] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please

Re: [backstage] MusicDNA and ItunesLP

2010-01-26 Thread Frank Wales
and update my 12,000 tracks. Never mind the potential for more Kindle-1984 scenarios. -- Frank Wales [fr...@limov.com] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http

Re: [backstage] Freeview HD Content Management

2010-01-23 Thread Frank Wales
they're presiding over? Why, that's...inconceivable! -- Frank Wales [fr...@limov.com] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage

Re: [backstage] Freeview HD Content Management

2010-01-22 Thread Frank Wales
, then we might have: BBC wastes your money to shore up Hollywood's profits This is quite separate from any debate on how content management might support or hinder the BBC's public purposes, which I will happily leave to others. -- Frank Wales [fr...@limov.com] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] NoSQL databases

2009-12-23 Thread Frank Wales
/15 -- Frank Wales [fr...@limov.com] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk/

Re: [backstage] What is TV?

2009-12-15 Thread Frank Wales
Rain wrote: Wot that pastime you only end up doing if you really, really have nothing better to to do instead? Oh, I know, I know! Is it: debate the meaning of 'TV'? -- Frank Wales [fr...@limov.com] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http

Re: [backstage] BBC News - Googlejuice vs Usability

2009-11-21 Thread Frank Wales
best understood by university graduates So, am I supposed to conclude that: 43.2 Floods body is missing policeman is noticeably easier to read than: 22.6 Whisky body backs safe drinking ? -- Frank Wales [fr...@limov.com] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe

Re: [backstage] BBC News - Googlejuice vs Usability

2009-11-21 Thread Frank Wales
Mo McRoberts wrote: On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 03:11:28PM +, Frank Wales wrote: So, am I supposed to conclude that: 43.2 Floods body is missing policeman is noticeably easier to read than: 22.6 Whisky body backs safe drinking I’d contend that in terms of sheer readability

[backstage] For our younger travellers

2009-09-29 Thread Frank Wales
BA are listing 'BBC Backstage' as a children's 'Music and Stories' selection on their flights this month: http://www.britishairways.com/travel/ifeoutavodlisting/public/en_gb?class=wt My favourite is Goldilocks and the three APIs. -- Frank Wales [fr...@limov.com] - Sent via

Re: [backstage] BBC iPlayer - encoding from broadcast rather than master tapes

2009-09-12 Thread Frank Wales
Ant Miller wrote: If you've got ideas and suggestions for improvement, or any further questions, I'd be happy to pass them along to the team. Completely geeky one: make iplayer.bbc.co.uk do something sensible. -- Frank Wales [fr...@limov.com] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group

Re: [backstage] Warning: Super geeky - Petabytes on a budget

2009-09-03 Thread Frank Wales
On 09/03/2009 11:28 AM, Tim Dobson wrote: Ian Forrester wrote: http://blog.backblaze.com/2009/09/01/petabytes-on-a-budget-how-to-build- cheap-cloud-storage/ Found via Frank Wales, Haha. So Frank reads /. too! :) Actually, I got it (and RTed it) in my twitter feed. So there *pththtb* :-P

Re: [backstage] Site check

2009-08-21 Thread Frank Wales
Ant Miller wrote: is www.welcomebackstage.com down for all you guys too? It's down for me, and it's down for downforeveryoneorjustme.com: http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/www.welcomebackstage.com -- Frank Wales [fr...@limov.com] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group

Re: [backstage] Fwd: [Autonomo.us] Skype, out?

2009-08-05 Thread Frank Wales
Alex Mace wrote: I compressed the run time on my toaster and now it won't shut up about grilled bread products. Other hot flat snacks are available. -- Frank Wales [fr...@limov.com] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk

[backstage] Twittering on

2009-02-09 Thread Frank Wales
Apparently, there are complaints about how much air time twitter is being given by the BBC: http://thenextweb.com/2009/02/09/bbc-radio-listeners-kick-fuss-twitter-time-bbc-create-microblogging-service/ -- Frank Wales [fr...@limov.com] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group

Re: [backstage] OT - Mobile Broadband

2009-02-05 Thread Frank Wales
providers tend to stripe you up if you want to treat your phone like a modem for your computer, while 3 seem quite happy to let you do this, at least on this model. -- Frank Wales [fr...@limov.com] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http

Re: [backstage] Nice CC-ND-ish DVD

2009-02-02 Thread Frank Wales
Dave Crossland wrote: A nice example of someone running a business, with streaming and torrent downloads and verbatim commercial redistribution permitted: http://www.chrismartenson.com/make-your-own-crash-course-dvds Er, you sure? ** server can't find chrismartenson.com: NXDOMAIN -- Frank

Re: [backstage] So Long and Thanks For All The Fish?

2008-11-28 Thread Frank Wales
Nick Morrott wrote: The Beeb could have used kiloponds as themetric force unit, Kiloponds, eh? Why, that's very nearly a lake. Which brings us back to the fish. I'd say more, but I'd be out of my depth. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group

Re: [backstage] I've woken up to a new world

2008-11-05 Thread Frank Wales
at home, Well, there you go then. I'm on Be at home also. Problem characterized. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http

[backstage] I've woken up to a new world

2008-11-04 Thread Frank Wales
where bbc.co.uk is unavailable, and twitter.com is responding well. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail

Re: [backstage] I've woken up to a new world

2008-11-04 Thread Frank Wales
Alison Young wrote: Have spent most of the night cheering whenever the BBC broke out the incredibly zoomy graphics. Fab. Was is just a coincidence that Jeremy Vine appeared to repeatedly poke McCain in the face as he was calling up results that were in Obama's favour? -- Frank Wales [EMAIL

Re: [backstage] I've woken up to a new world

2008-11-04 Thread Frank Wales
locations. Probably rats chewing on cables. Obama won in case you were wondering :o) Oh, I wasn't wondering -- BBC News on the televisual gramophone still worked, despite Gore Vidal's best efforts to stupefy everyone. I notice I sent out several more tweets than I remember too. -- Frank Wales

Re: [backstage] BBC DRM iplayer mobiles etc

2008-10-17 Thread Frank Wales
Andrew Bowden wrote: Even for smaller channels, there are benefits to being encrypted, such as reduced EPG listing fees. It costs less to tell people about your programmes if you encrypt them? The reason being...? -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion

Re: [backstage] Video recordings of the House of Commons on TheyWorkForYou.com

2008-06-06 Thread Frank Wales
John O'Donovan wrote: Now that you know what happens I bet you won't do that again... Actually, I think that behaviour is a bug, but as I'm now out of scratch pantaloons to test with, I'll leave it for others more versed in surprise linguo-tailoring incidents to investigate. -- Frank Wales

Re: [backstage] Video recordings of the House of Commons on TheyWorkForYou.com

2008-06-05 Thread Frank Wales
! Hey, look at that, my pants are still up. They're on fire, but they're still up. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http

Re: [backstage] iPlayer and the ISPs - a solution

2008-04-14 Thread Frank Wales
commercials was stealing the programmes, since both of them seem to want the world to change so that their business models can work. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01

Re: [backstage] BBC tells ISPs to get stuffed

2008-04-10 Thread Frank Wales
pissed off with us when they learn how we've tricked them that they find cause to sue us, or leave us for someone more honest(+). (+) Small print small print: by someone more honest, I mean your Mom. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group

Re: [backstage] Identity/trust/reputation project savingtheinternetwithhate.com

2008-01-09 Thread Frank Wales
-more He sounds like he'd be a hoot to have around, as long as you're not one of those cheeseburger-eating, IDE-loving, PHP douchebags, as he might call them. (Which I'm not, by the way, if you're reading this, Zed. I'm more your coffee-drinking, emacs-loving, meta-programming geezer.) -- Frank

Re: [backstage] Re: New BBC customisable homepage

2007-12-20 Thread Frank Wales
that this is a nostalgic touch, but I don't lose sight of the meaning of a BBC clock to Mr and Mrs Punter. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive

Re: [backstage] New BBC customisable homepage

2007-12-18 Thread Frank Wales
! An RSS feed of fixes and updates to the new page, too, I'd like, please, thank you very much. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive

Re: [backstage] New BBC customisable homepage

2007-12-18 Thread Frank Wales
, which is also the charset specified in the respective Content-Type headers. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail

Re: [backstage] flash streaming version of iplayer is live

2007-12-13 Thread Frank Wales
, this is because it's from longer ago than yesterday, since shows from this morning seem to be available. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list

Re: [backstage] flash streaming version of iplayer is live

2007-12-13 Thread Frank Wales
are more inclined to watch TV at work than getting some work done, they have bigger problems than those that can be fixed with some overly-broad firewall rules. I don't think the BBC should be worried about such dysfunctional companies. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: AW: [backstage] The next big thing in ipTV

2007-12-12 Thread Frank Wales
they're doing, because I can't even think of use cases from the porn business to support them, which can't be a good sign. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html

Re: [backstage] The next big thing in ipTV

2007-12-07 Thread Frank Wales
anyway), and are deciding what they want to watch, when, rather than organizing their activities around a TV schedule. Or worse, zillions of schedules. Let's all watch TV like it's 1994! On the Internet!! In Korean!!! -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] Broadcasters to launch joint VoD service

2007-11-27 Thread Frank Wales
, there will not be a physical object called 'a fiver'. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk/

Re: [backstage] Broadcasters to launch joint VoD service

2007-11-27 Thread Frank Wales
over it, since I have more confidence they'll be around. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage

Re: [backstage] Muddy Boots on Backstage

2007-11-26 Thread Frank Wales
and expectantly googly eyes... -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk/

Re: [backstage] weather feed: thursday

2007-11-09 Thread Frank Wales
, iMbrella. If you missed yesterday's weather, you can catch it again today. Note that, because of the use of Digital Rain Management, sunlight is not presently available through this new service. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group

Re: [backstage] Use of Tinyurl in Emails

2007-11-09 Thread Frank Wales
be Matthew or Ian -- that they'll do it with good humour is a bonus.) Personally, I was waiting to see whether anyone's irony fuse was going to blow, since arguing in public about how good your manners are is a fairly robust demonstration of how good they aren't. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent

Re: [backstage] Freesat and backstage - can we MHEG? Yes we can...

2007-11-09 Thread Frank Wales
mates' insane opinions show up, with hilarious consequences. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com

Downloading Flash video (was Re: [backstage] Argey Bargey on iPlayer)

2007-10-31 Thread Frank Wales
playback on my shiny video iPod bauble, thus allowing the computers to be used for more computery purposes, such as accountancy, or sending out advertisements for international criminal syndicates, or something. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group

Re: [backstage] An interview with Mark Taylor, Pres. of UK Open Source Consortium

2007-10-29 Thread Frank Wales
popular than it; other people made the point better by referring to set-top boxes such as TiVo. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list

Re: [backstage] An interview with Mark Taylor, Pres. of UK Open Source Consortium

2007-10-25 Thread Frank Wales
concern is that because the process does not include users, it is difficult for their needs to be met. Which 'process' are you talking about? Are you suggesting that software is too important to be left to programmers? -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion

Re: [backstage] built with

2007-09-19 Thread Frank Wales
are? -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk/

Re: [backstage] Mobile Developer Un/Conference/Camp

2007-09-18 Thread Frank Wales
rate between internet pages, AJAX requests, MP3 files and e-mail messages; a limit based on requests rather than total bytes transferred would be highly comical. And is the limit a cap, or merely the threshold to the land of severely enlarged bills? -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via

[backstage] I would gladly sell the BBC, and all it contains, for my house.

2007-09-17 Thread Frank Wales
At least, I think that's the quote. Anyway, here's a load of gear being flogged by the BBC, just in case there are any people on this list who understand old technical stuff: http://www.goindustry.com/en/speciallist.asp?SaleID=7658Track=AuctionScope=group -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [backstage] From Private Eye - BBC Shock!

2007-08-16 Thread Frank Wales
, Dr Jeremy Paxman, the union's ambassador to the BBC, just looked tired and sad. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http

Re: [backstage] From Private Eye - BBC Shock!

2007-08-16 Thread Frank Wales
isn't standing behind me right now with a hose. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage

Re: [backstage] This weeks top 10

2007-08-10 Thread Frank Wales
it, let's listen to You ain't bookmarkin' yet by Backstage-Browser Overdrive... -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http

Re: [backstage] feeds with icons or pictures?

2007-07-24 Thread Frank Wales
, misleading, pornographic or many other categories of material, and not in a way that would bring the BBC's reputation for impartiality into question. Actual terms and conditions of use: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediabank/documentation/guidelines.doc -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via

[backstage] iFiddlingDetails

2007-07-04 Thread Frank Wales
playback controls So, just like normal web development, then (except for all the differences). -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive

Re: [backstage] iFiddlingDetails

2007-07-04 Thread Frank Wales
, by the way, breaks the device for me as a potential future phone, since we use self-signed X.509 certs to authenticate to secure web services, and we're certainly not the only people doing this. (It doesn't help that I couldn't put an ssh client on the thing either.) -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [backstage] iFiddlingDetails

2007-07-04 Thread Frank Wales
or not the Linux phone from FIC actually gains more traction that the rest of the promising-but-discontinued Linux-based handhelds did. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01

[backstage] Worried about your music being pirated?

2007-07-04 Thread Frank Wales
You could always try this: http://musicthing.blogspot.com/2007/07/dude-releases-his-new-album-on-nes.html Probably a bit extreme for the BBC to consider, though. (P.S., don't mention using emulators to distribute copies; it'll only upset people.) -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via

Re: [backstage] DVD Region 2

2007-06-27 Thread Frank Wales
it differs from region coding, here: http://www.dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html#1.19 -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http

Re: [backstage] BBC Radio 7

2007-05-29 Thread Frank Wales
confusing. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk/

Re: [backstage] BBC Archive trial

2007-04-19 Thread Frank Wales
on their definition of 'news'. Perhaps it'll become newsworthy now that Michael Dell is running Ubuntu Linux (and OpenOffice and Firefox) on his new laptop: http://direct2dell.com/one2one/archive/2007/04/18/12261.aspx#comments -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] Browser Stats

2007-03-27 Thread Frank Wales
and in customization, and this isn't a situation that's going to go away any time soon, especially with the burgeoning of Ajax-like interactivity and the use of mobile devices as browsers. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit

[backstage] End of week exam

2007-03-02 Thread Frank Wales
loss of confidence in Blu-Ray technology. End of the exam -- or is it? Exam Raider Anniversary Edition -- coming for Christmas 2008. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives

Re: [backstage] BBC Trust reaches Provisional Conclusions on BBC on-demand proposals

2007-02-06 Thread Frank Wales
blotted that one out, as it wasn't exactly the zenith of writing for the new series.) I'm sure it was no more of a coincidence that we had an Ally Pally episode in 2006 than that the two-part episode about Satan was broadcast on days that straddled the date 6/6/6. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [backstage] BBC Trust reaches Provisional Conclusions on BBC on-demand proposals

2007-02-01 Thread Frank Wales
that position to promote free(libre) media. The day the BBC sells its airwaves to the highest bidder in this way is the day they betray the public's trust. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] BBC Trust reaches Provisional Conclusions on BBC on-demand proposals

2007-02-01 Thread Frank Wales
with MP3 players, for example, where there is a world-wide standard on how to go from bits to audio that isn't hamstrung by history. Consequently, I think lessons from DVD region coding have limited applicability to how DRM might work out in other areas. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via

Re: [backstage] BBC Trust reaches Provisional Conclusions on BBC on-demand proposals

2007-02-01 Thread Frank Wales
to get through difficult growing pains; the trick is to make sure it doesn't get dragged into adulthood, covered in drool and cat hair. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01

Re: [backstage] democracyplayer

2006-12-20 Thread Frank Wales
Nic James Ferrier wrote: Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: In the other, we're just a natural resource to be harvested and sold off like so many varieties of attentional baked-beans; any benefits we might get are a side-effect of the process. I realise you said it was very crude but I

Re: [backstage] democracyplayer

2006-12-20 Thread Frank Wales
it and that it wants to sit there in an Ivory Tower where it is forever 1956. I really do not recognize the BBC you're describing at all; it's as if you're railing against a long-defunct stereotype. After all, would this Ivory Tower organization have created something like Backstage? -- Frank Wales [EMAIL

Re: [backstage] democracyplayer

2006-12-19 Thread Frank Wales
about which year we'll all be saying 'softwares' without flinching, the way we no longer flinch about saying 'emails'? -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html

Re: [backstage] Psiphon Next Gen content

2006-11-29 Thread Frank Wales
every week (what day is it on again?) All of them. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage

Re: [backstage] Re: (freeing) content is king

2006-11-29 Thread Frank Wales
required senior management to possess practical perl prowess, ITV would surely demand rock'n'roll, drag'n'plop PowerPoint skilz, so they can re-spiffify the sales demo of their attention-harvesting plans before Big Ad notices just how ensweatened ITV's brow has become. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [backstage] Newcastle labs

2006-11-15 Thread Frank Wales
, but I don't see it mentioned on yonder page; something to do with those mobile newfangle-o-trons. Is my memory playing poker with dogs again? -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005

Re: [backstage] A sekrit from Virgin Radio

2006-10-30 Thread Frank Wales
Avoidance Copy Kept Until Peacetime', and are apparently carried clandestinely via the only route from London that avoids every bridge, railway line and transport cafe. -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http

Re: [backstage] Christmas Backstage bash

2006-10-17 Thread Frank Wales
David Burden wrote: Coming down from Birmingham it would be best to be mid-week so as to try and dovetail in with a business meeting. Good idea though. Perhaps Ian could stick a when-can-people-make-it poll on www.doodle.ch with suggested dates? -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via

Re: [backstage] BBC Programme Catalogue

2006-04-26 Thread Frank Wales
/catalogue -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk/

Re: [backstage] BBC Programme Catalogue

2006-04-26 Thread Frank Wales
On 04/26/2006 03:05 PM, I inadvertently echoed Dave in asking: Is this still implemented using Ruby-on-Rails? Looks like this is answered on Matt's blog: http://www.hackdiary.com/archives/81.html -- Frank Wales [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group