[backstage] Ian

2010-05-18 Thread Peter Bowyer
Just read on Twitter that Ian Forrester is unwell - fingers crossed for a speedy recovery. -- Peter Bowyer Email: pe...@bowyer.org Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives

Re: [backstage] Ian

2010-05-18 Thread Peter Bowyer
On 18 May 2010 14:06, Tim Dobson li...@tdobson.net wrote: On 18/05/10 13:37, Peter Bowyer wrote: Just read on Twitter that Ian Forrester is unwell - fingers crossed for a speedy recovery. Ian's been unwell over the past week or so and is currently recuperating in hospital. At the moment I

Re: [backstage] Andrew Robinson (UK Pirate Party), speaking in Manchester on Thursday

2010-03-17 Thread Peter Bowyer
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Re: [backstage] Video on Demand Dissertation Survey

2010-03-02 Thread Peter Bowyer
in advance etc. Heigh ho, perhaps I'm old-fashioned. Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: pe...@bowyer.org Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - 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 browser wars, reloaded?

2009-12-15 Thread Peter Bowyer
of the next decade. I'd contest that. 47% were CSC doing the same. -- Peter Bowyer Email: pe...@bowyer.org Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - 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 browser wars, reloaded?

2009-12-14 Thread Peter Bowyer
this century and we might just be able to start thinking about dropping it Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: pe...@bowyer.org Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01

Re: [backstage] The browser wars, reloaded?

2009-12-14 Thread Peter Bowyer
*wants* to be supporting IE6, I assure you... -- Peter Bowyer Email: pe...@bowyer.org Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - 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] The browser wars, reloaded?

2009-12-14 Thread Peter Bowyer
complicated it is to maintain - it's really in nobody's best interests. I'll be sure to tell the Secretary of State for Health that when he can't use the next release of www.nhs.uk on his office PC. Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: pe...@bowyer.org Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via

Re: [backstage] The browser wars, reloaded?

2009-12-14 Thread Peter Bowyer
very well by Phil in his last reply. It's your money we spend. -- Peter Bowyer Email: pe...@bowyer.org Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - 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 browser wars, reloaded?

2009-12-14 Thread Peter Bowyer
. -- Peter Bowyer Email: pe...@bowyer.org Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - 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] MSIE Marketshare at 4%...

2009-12-01 Thread Peter Bowyer
as their home page already knows what it's about. Very poor. I clicked five or six times and was still none the wiser. -- Peter Bowyer Email: pe...@bowyer.org Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http

Re: [backstage] BBC News - Googlejuice vs Usability

2009-11-20 Thread Peter Bowyer
spray? -- Peter Bowyer Email: pe...@bowyer.org Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - 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

Re: [backstage] You Tube to drop support for IE6

2009-07-15 Thread Peter Bowyer
parts of the UK government still use IE6 unfortunately. Especially unfortunate if you happen to be a member of that community :-( Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: pe...@bowyer.org Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please

Re: [backstage] You Tube to drop support for IE6

2009-07-15 Thread Peter Bowyer
. IE6 should die a slow and painful death. Yep. The main reason www.nhs.uk still supports it is because of all the internal users who have it - many of them senior stakeholders for whom the standard argument about obsolescence wouldn't wash. Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: pe...@bowyer.org

Re: [backstage] You Tube to drop support for IE6

2009-07-15 Thread Peter Bowyer
On 15/07/2009, Scot McSweeney-Roberts bbc_backst...@mcsweeney-roberts.co.uk wrote: On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 13:22, Peter Bowyer pe...@bowyer.org wrote: of the UK government still use IE6 unfortunately.Especially unfortunate if you happen to be a member of that community If you're

Re: [backstage] BBC becomes the British Botnet Corporation

2009-03-13 Thread Peter Bowyer
effective malware threats exploiting them in the wild. And a great way to change that is to allow users of other OSs to believe and act as if they're not vulnerable. -- Peter Bowyer Email: pe...@bowyer.org Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion

Re: [backstage] BBC becomes the British Botnet Corporation

2009-03-13 Thread Peter Bowyer
2009/3/13 Rob Myers r...@robmyers.org: On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 10:01 AM, Peter Bowyer pe...@bowyer.org wrote: 2009/3/13 Rob Myers r...@robmyers.org: On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 8:35 AM, Steve Jolly st...@jollys.org wrote: Not sure I'm convinced - all operating systems have their vulnerabilities

Re: [backstage] OT - Mobile Broadband

2009-01-26 Thread Peter Bowyer
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Re: [backstage] OT - Mobile Broadband

2009-01-26 Thread Peter Bowyer
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/ -- Peter Bowyer Email: pe...@bowyer.org Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via

Re: [backstage] OT - Mobile Broadband

2009-01-26 Thread Peter Bowyer
2009/1/26 Fearghas McKay fm-li...@st-kilda.org: On 26 Jan 2009, at 17:03, Peter Bowyer wrote: As I mentioned earlier in the thread - I have my 3 dongle working fine under Ubuntu. Actually it's CrunchBase, which is Ubuntu-derived. There are several 3 dongles - the E220 works out the box

Re: [backstage] Excuse the rant....

2008-12-11 Thread Peter Bowyer
we've all experienced this time to time. I have this at every Holiday Inn hotel I stay at. On Wed, 2008-12-10 at 18:17 +, Peter Bowyer wrote: iPlayer thinks that the Hilton Hotel, Leeds is outside the UK. Doubtless because Hilton's hotel broadband is provided by 'i-Bahn', which sounds

[backstage] Excuse the rant....

2008-12-10 Thread Peter Bowyer
already) -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - 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

Re: [backstage] Linguistic discrimination?

2008-12-08 Thread Peter Bowyer
the debate to those outside of a particular political grouping. Of course you've also limited the debate to those who have the capability and the inclination to participate in such a debate on a foreign broadcaster's website, whatever language(s) it's hosted in. -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED

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

2008-11-28 Thread Peter Bowyer
to have a look .. and they have changed kg to the imperial mass measure, lbs, and added of force. lb-force is (was) an imperial measure of force, so they're perhaps half-right. Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via

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

2008-11-28 Thread Peter Bowyer
2008/11/28 Brian Butterworth [EMAIL PROTECTED]: 2008/11/28 Peter Bowyer [EMAIL PROTECTED] lb-force is (was) an imperial measure of force, so they're perhaps half-right. Newtons are m·kg·s-2 Which is distance x mass / time squared , lbs is just mass, unless of force is a magical way

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

2008-11-28 Thread Peter Bowyer
be taking the bait. -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - 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] So Long and Thanks For All The Fish?

2008-11-28 Thread Peter Bowyer
2008/11/28 Brian Butterworth [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Wow this is arcane. We only got taught metric SI units at school... I was taught Imperial units and old money at junior school and SI/decimal later. Made for fun times. Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter

Re: [backstage] Public Transport APIs

2008-11-22 Thread Peter Bowyer
/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk/ -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http

Re: [backstage] Public Transport APIs

2008-11-22 Thread Peter Bowyer
Parrott Home: +44-1252-677-866 Mobile: +44-7860-415-407 VOIP: +44-7978-804-898 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Peter Bowyer Sent: 22 November 2008 13:10 To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Subject: Re: [backstage] Public Transport APIs

Re: [backstage] BNP mashups

2008-11-19 Thread Peter Bowyer
, there's some merit there. The genie is out of the bottle, anyhow. Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01

[backstage] Public Transport APIs

2008-11-19 Thread Peter Bowyer
Doing some research into what feeds/APIs are available from public transport operators and related organisations in the UK - any pointers, anyone? Ta Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group

Re: [backstage] Public Transport APIs

2008-11-19 Thread Peter Bowyer
2008/11/19 Sam Mbale [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Peter Are you, by the way, involved with any of these ideas discussed here http://www.showusabetterway.co.uk/call/2008/07/road-works-api.html and here http://www.showusabetterway.co.uk/call/2008/10/public-transpor.html Nope -- Peter Bowyer Email

Re: [backstage] ping.fm

2008-10-21 Thread Peter Bowyer
://tinyurl.com/5bdl3w Follow @pingfm on twitter. Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - 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: Old thread, new News... Re: [backstage] BBC News : site feedback.... [Fwd: RE: Feedback [NewsWatch]]

2008-09-11 Thread Peter Bowyer
. ;) I'm sure the technical implementation will end up looking very much like that. The hard part is getting the people who write the requirements to understand why they should care Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via

Re: [backstage] Lonodon Open Source Jam

2008-09-10 Thread Peter Bowyer
Would be great if there were any places left. 2008/9/10 Sam Mbale [EMAIL PROTECTED]: London Open Source Jam, on 25/09/2009. Off topic is the new on topic! RSVP by signing up here: http://osjam.appspot.com/ -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com

Re: Old thread, new News... Re: [backstage] BBC News : site feedback.... [Fwd: RE: Feedback [NewsWatch]]

2008-09-10 Thread Peter Bowyer
2008/9/10 David Greaves [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Who's feeling rather smug) Me too. I'm currently trying to ensure that my current client builds suitable safeguards into a similar feature they're proposing to deliver. Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com

Re: [backstage] Google Chrome

2008-09-02 Thread Peter Bowyer
2008/9/2 Chris Riley [EMAIL PROTECTED]: The link is working fine, I've just read your mail in Gmail, in Chrome! First impressions are that the new JavaScript engine V8 is very quick indeed. Agreed - very speedy. -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com

Re: [backstage] Google Chrome

2008-09-02 Thread Peter Bowyer
2008/9/2 Brian Butterworth [EMAIL PROTECTED]: And when your plugins crash... http://www.ukfree.tv/styles/images/misc/crashed_plugin.JPG I love it! -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group

Re: [backstage] Soundcloud

2008-08-11 Thread Peter Bowyer
and record it instead. Sounds a lot like MythTV to me -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - 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] Soundcloud

2008-08-11 Thread Peter Bowyer
of TV it records for you. -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - 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] Wealth of Networks event, next Thursday at Imperial College

2008-07-22 Thread Peter Bowyer
On 22/07/2008, Fearghas McKay [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Qik is a closed invite only system so doesn't really allow for participation by those outside the closed loop. s/is/was - Qik is now in public beta. http://qik.com/blog/195/qik-enters-public-beta -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [backstage] Google launches second life killer?

2008-07-10 Thread Peter Bowyer
it :-( Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - 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

Re: [backstage] Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 16:40:58 +0100

2008-07-04 Thread Peter Bowyer
preserve our freedom to understand and share the software we use to do our computation. No. -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01

Re: [backstage] Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 16:40:58 +0100

2008-07-04 Thread Peter Bowyer
to stop the whole list being completely swamped and rendered useless for its intended purpose. Just. -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 16:40:58 +0100

2008-07-04 Thread Peter Bowyer
for mobile | mobile.google.com Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - 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] New Government APIs (plus win 20k to develop your mashup idea)

2008-07-02 Thread Peter Bowyer
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/ -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee

Re: [backstage] Mashed : Hack Moyles - Audio segmentation with RTMP

2008-06-19 Thread Peter Bowyer
the boring bits between the music... I'll get my coat. -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html

[backstage] Techcrunch BBC debate

2008-06-18 Thread Peter Bowyer
I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned here already... or maybe I've been asleep... http://uk.techcrunch.com/2008/06/12/the-techcrunch-bbc-debate/ -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group

Re: [backstage] Friday humour

2008-06-10 Thread Peter Bowyer
An arrogant three legged donkey with one eye playing the piano while wearing shades in the Night Garden? A hoity toity honky tonky plinky plonky winky wonky on the Ninky Nonk. -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via

Re: [backstage] RE: [backstage] Re: [backstage] Is it OK for BT Vision to charge £3 per month for the iPlayer?

2008-06-05 Thread Peter Bowyer
, it could have been a coming soon thing though). plug It's live now. And looks good. Just press red on any BBC channel /plug Seconded. Use it all the time. -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee Plurk: http://is.gd/pmX - Sent via

[backstage] iPlayer / BT Home Hub

2008-05-28 Thread Peter Bowyer
Who was it that was having this problem.. someone here, I'm sure http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/05/bt_iplayer_homehub_issues.html -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group

[backstage] Soundindex

2008-05-20 Thread Peter Bowyer
This has to be a target for Backstage http://uk.techcrunch.com/2008/05/20/bbcs-sound-index-is-good-but-we-wont-get-the-data/ -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please

[backstage] Freesat

2008-05-06 Thread Peter Bowyer
found for freesat, Comet links to a page of Freeview STBs, and a search for 'freesat' on Currys brings up 5 pages of stuff with 'Free' in the name, including Freezers, Freejet hoovers and Freecom network drives. Not a good start. -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter

Re: [backstage] Ashley Highfield leaves BBC (almost)

2008-04-16 Thread Peter Bowyer
them both as sensible employee-centric policies. Surely you'd want firemens' poles and slides like Google in Switzerland?? -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http

Re: [backstage] Question.. is denuding News 24 of its digits a brilliant idea?

2008-04-15 Thread Peter Bowyer
of the above). (I can't believe I just posted in this thread... aarrgghh) -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01

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

2008-04-15 Thread Peter Bowyer
On 15/04/2008, Brian Butterworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 15/04/2008, Peter Bowyer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 15/04/2008, Jason Cartwright [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Isn't this what Akamai are doing for the iPlayer content already? Yes Doesn't get the content close enough

Re: [backstage] Ashley Highfield leaves BBC (almost)

2008-04-15 Thread Peter Bowyer
http://uk.techcrunch.com/2008/04/15/who-should-be-the-next-web-guru-of-the-bbc-vote-now/ -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives

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

2008-04-14 Thread Peter Bowyer
about a year ago[1], and the price of IPStream is now unregulated. Peter [1] http://www.offta.org.uk/charts.htm -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http

Re: [backstage] iPlayer in Wii

2008-04-09 Thread Peter Bowyer
-- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/peeebeee - 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] BBC Support page

2008-03-10 Thread Peter Bowyer
/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://www.mail-archive.com/backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk/ -- Peter Bowyer Email: [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

Re: [backstage] Adobe fuses on and offline worlds

2008-02-29 Thread Peter Bowyer
the BBC's output using something that they already have access to, that they're familiar with, and that their kids can fix when it breaks? Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] Last.fm for television

2008-01-28 Thread Peter Bowyer
On 28/01/2008, Brian Butterworth [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I presume that a TV version of last.fm would be last.uhf? last.am would be more consistent, if slightly confusing. Peter (who hates mixing frequency ranges and modulation types when describing RF transmissions) -- Peter Bowyer Email

Re: [backstage] RTMP stream URL resolving script

2008-01-21 Thread Peter Bowyer
On 20/01/2008, Iain Wallace [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Maybe we need a discussion on the pros and cons of the various OSS licenses. Recommend me one! Did you not see the sign next to the button you just pressed? -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] RTMP stream URL resolving script

2008-01-21 Thread Peter Bowyer
On 21/01/2008, Iain Wallace [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Any extensions to this script from me are likely going to be calls to apps importing the rtmp.c written for Gnash. Make sure you observe the Gnash license conditions /me ducks and heads for the coat stand -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL

Re: [backstage] BBC News : site feedback.... [Fwd: RE: Feedback [NewsWatch]]

2008-01-08 Thread Peter Bowyer
On 08/01/2008, Martin Belam [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I used to face this kind of question when doing the analysis of search logs at the BBC to produce the popular searches right now list. Obviously I used to filter out obscenities, but, for example, something like 'big brother' or the

Re: [backstage] Please release Perl on Rails as Free Software

2007-12-07 Thread Peter Bowyer
', which is more accurate and doesn't fall into the logical trap of everything having a GNU prefix which some people may fall into. You could, but it has the two disadvantages of being longer to type, and not being a joke. :-) Oh I don't know.. -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent

Re: [backstage] Please release Perl on Rails as Free Software

2007-12-06 Thread Peter Bowyer
On 06/12/2007, Noah Slater [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On this list, the noise /is/ the signal. You are invited to filter. He was attempting to apply an ingress filter. Which is significanly more effective than n x egress filters. -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via

Re: [backstage] Please release Perl on Rails as Free Software

2007-12-06 Thread Peter Bowyer
On 06/12/2007, Noah Slater [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 06/12/2007, Peter Bowyer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: He was attempting to apply an ingress filter. Which is significanly more effective than n x egress filters. Asking the whole list to filter it's self to one's own preferences seems

Re: [backstage] Muddy Boots on Backstage

2007-11-26 Thread Peter Bowyer
the proposed expansion of Heathrow Airport had a list of links telling me how to configure an Apple Aiprort Express. Understandable, but not relevant. -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] BBC Podcasts Including Music

2007-11-20 Thread Peter Bowyer
/selected_requests_and_responses/2006/SR2006000703_Definition_TV_Receiver.pdf -- Peter Bowyer Email: [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] Use of Tinyurl in Emails

2007-11-09 Thread Peter Bowyer
Mornington Crescent! (Oh, sorry, wrong game) On 09/11/2007, Matthew Cashmore [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Churchill -- Peter Bowyer Email: [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] Use of Tinyurl in Emails

2007-11-07 Thread Peter Bowyer
files placed in a directory and sourced by the main apache.conf. That wouldn't be very dynamic, would it? You would have to restart the servers everytime you wanted to create a new one! RewriteMap is your friend. -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] Use of Tinyurl in Emails

2007-11-07 Thread Peter Bowyer
shortcode systems, it would be insane. Depending on volumes and volatility of data, it may be 'insane' to have a database connection, query and teardown for every redirect, too. What works on the bench doesn't always work in the field... Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent

Re: [backstage] Use of Tinyurl in Emails

2007-11-06 Thread Peter Bowyer
, not the tube station - a nightmare for integrated public transport planning :-) -- Peter Bowyer Email: [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] Ashley Highfield on iPlayer - 26min Interview

2007-10-31 Thread Peter Bowyer
know this, and are merely grandstanding. -- Peter Bowyer Email: [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: When are we going to get another list? (was: RE: [backstage] BBC iPlayer Protest tommorow, Tuesday 14th, 10:30AM, White City)

2007-08-16 Thread Peter Bowyer
any subject remotely or even not remotely connected to the BBC'. There are some here who joined to talk about what the list (and the Programme)'s main aims are, not to participate in general-purpose BBC-bashing. Hence I agree that we should separate it out. Peter - Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL

Re: [backstage] BBC iPlayer Protest tommorow, Tuesday 14th, 10:30AM, White City

2007-08-13 Thread Peter Bowyer
) - 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/ -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via

Re: [backstage] Kontiki Backlash

2007-07-30 Thread Peter Bowyer
On 30/07/07, James Bridle [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: snip The software runs without your knowledge, although you agree to this in the terms and conditions. Splorf! -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http

[backstage] Google maps/BBC floods mashup

2007-07-24 Thread Peter Bowyer
Just saw this on BBC Berkshire http://www.bbc.co.uk/berkshire/content/articles/2007/07/23/flood_map_feature.shtml -- Peter Bowyer Email: [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 Ofcom complaint raised

2007-07-02 Thread Peter Bowyer
On 02/07/07, Gordon Joly [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Let the people speak! http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/iplayer/ What a complete waste of time. Just like the huge majority of such things. Let Mr Brown get on with running the country, and let the BBC Trust run the BBC. Please. -- Peter Bowyer

Re: [backstage] This one's for Cridland... BBC A/V interface ideas

2007-05-29 Thread Peter Bowyer
want to ;) If material comes up short, I could discuss the virtues of the canteen's sticky toffee pudding. It would probably be heated. Not too hot, though - and don't forget the custard. -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group

Re: [backstage] Cridland heads to Beeb

2007-05-03 Thread Peter Bowyer
On 03/05/07, Mario Menti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://tbites.com/2007/05/cridland-heads-to-beeb Congrats James! Eeew! We're clearly not worthy! -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http

Re: [backstage] list test and Hack Day

2007-05-01 Thread Peter Bowyer
:-) -- Peter Bowyer Email: [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

2007-04-18 Thread Peter Bowyer
, go to http://bbc.co.uk/archive now. Euuwww... that was built with some framework wasn't it? It's some off-the-shelf online survey framework - several of the big market research houses use it. Rather a lot of personal information needed for registration, I thought Peter -- Peter Bowyer

Re: [backstage] OS choice, assume= ass u me

2007-04-10 Thread Peter Bowyer
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/ -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk

Re: [backstage] xmltv.radiotimes.com

2007-04-03 Thread Peter Bowyer
realise the data isn't being updated anymore. Does anyone have a clue? No more than you I guess - my cluefulness extended as far as emailing the 'contact us' address on www.radiotimes.com, but no response as yet. I wonder if any of the BBC staffers around here know someone to ask? Peter -- Peter

Re: [backstage] Browser Stats

2007-03-31 Thread Peter Bowyer
is attracting less of the Linux users to it's site (something that should be looked at seriously as this could be an indication the BBC is interfering with commercial markets). Pick one. (or add another). 4. Only you care enough to waste time with this argument? -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL

Re: [backstage] Browser Stats

2007-03-31 Thread Peter Bowyer
On 31/03/07, vijay chopra [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 31/03/07, Peter Bowyer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 31/03/07, Andy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Then maybe there is something to your conspiracy theory. Seem as the BBC's stats disagree with the BBC news articles. Something

Re: [backstage] xmltv.radiotimes.com

2007-03-29 Thread Peter Bowyer
, VERY handy site. And who watches ITV anyway. ;) For original crime drama - can't be beaten. Mobile... Cold Blood... Prime Suspect... c'mon. The RT xmltv feed appears to be back online now, by the way. Mythtv users of the UK breathe a collective sigh of relief. Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email

Re: [backstage] Mobile tech fun, anyone?

2007-03-20 Thread Peter Bowyer
on a landline. and easily integrate with APIs from SMS consolidators (2sms, csl, Bayham, Clickatell etc). Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01

[backstage] Fwd: New Sports/TV API (find upsets, no hitters through 7, etc.)

2007-03-12 Thread Peter Bowyer
? areyouwatchingthis.com -- Peter Bowyer Email: [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] Percentage of License fee going towards DRM?

2007-02-27 Thread Peter Bowyer
://www.bbc.co.uk/cymru/ And I don't watch football, so I don't want to fund the Premiership highlights contract, please. I suspect we'll all find that it doesn't work that way. Thank goodness. -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please

Re: [backstage] Percentage of License fee going towards DRM?

2007-02-27 Thread Peter Bowyer
no connection with any broadcast organisation, but lots of interest in backstage) -- Peter Bowyer Email: [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] Ad Blocking (was: HD-DVD how DRM was defeated)

2007-02-26 Thread Peter Bowyer
On 26/02/07, vijay chopra [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 26/02/07, Peter Bowyer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 26/02/07, vijay chopra [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 26/02/07, Jason Cartwright [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes, however if you are using other people's server juice and bandwidth

Re: [backstage] Ad Blocking (was: HD-DVD how DRM was defeated)

2007-02-26 Thread Peter Bowyer
On 26/02/07, vijay chopra [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 26/02/07, Peter Bowyer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I completely disagree. The ToU of my website could preclude its use in the way you're proposing. I can take proportionate steps to enforce my ToU - which in this case could include

Re: [backstage] Movies Data

2007-01-21 Thread Peter Bowyer
but without some of the functionality. The likelihood of them 'getting' the benefit of providing their data for use in mashups would appear minimal compared with their blinkered need to protect their branding. I hope I'm wrong Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via

Re: [backstage] Movies Data

2007-01-21 Thread Peter Bowyer
On 21/01/07, Kirk Northrop [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Peter Bowyer wrote: Good luck with Odeon - having had the world's worst Flash-only interface for several years, and had a well-publicised PR nightmare when they leant on one of this list's members who got so fed up with it he proxied

Re: [backstage] Postcoder

2006-11-17 Thread Peter Bowyer
postcodes to lat/long? It seems to me that the Google Maps GeoCoder object doesn't understand UK postcodes. www.nearby.org.uk does brazillions of coordinate conversions and has REST and SOAP APIs at http://www.nearby.org.uk/api/convert-help.php Peter -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [backstage] Publishing TV listings? BDS are after you...

2006-06-23 Thread Peter Bowyer
to add value to listings data to serve their own commercial ends, why shouldn't they pay royalties to the data provider? Peter (Devil's Advocate-in-Chief) -- Peter Bowyer Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http

Re: [backstage] Best Mapping API

2006-03-29 Thread Peter Bowyer
Ian Moss [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, (first post...big wave from Manchester) I think the hard part with the map data in the UK is that you need a Post Code to x/y(used in the google api) convertor. The UK post code data is all copyrighted/protected/owned. Unlike the US zip code data,

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