RE: [backstage] Mood News 2

2005-07-11 Thread Kim Plowright
Davy, This is ace! A very elegant idea. Have you seen the Livejournal mood logging site? http://ilps.science.uva.nl/cgi-bin/livejournal/mood Stumbled across it today (err, I think via plasticbag.org?), might be useful to think about how you could adapt / mashup the two? Kim -Original

RE: [backstage] Mood News 3

2005-07-18 Thread Kim Plowright
its effectively spam-assassin for news, but slightly different. Wow - that's a slightly terrifying concept: the ability to filter news according to your personal preferences so you only get 'good' news delivered to you... Very 1984. *Shudder* The mood would indeed only work effectively if it

RE: [backstage] backstage.bbc.co.uk Open Tech 2005

2005-07-22 Thread Kim Plowright
Hey all, Because what I offer to the list is mostly blethering, and the occasional bit of being motherly for no reason... If anyone is coming down to Open Tech and needs somewhere to stay in london, I can offer sofabed (or floor) space in my 'luxurious' geeky house in Clapham. Not ideal if you

RE: [backstage] What's playing now...

2005-07-25 Thread Kim Plowright
What about running a stream through some kind of acoustic fingerprint lookup service like MusicBrainz or Shazam? As I don't think this kind of data will be available in the near future... Kim -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Tony Hirst

[backstage] Mapping - old images

2005-07-26 Thread Kim Plowright
to sit on top of Google Maps that would let the old'uns peg their memories on to the location they took place? Should be doable, and is an interesting usability challenge too... Kim Plowright Project Manager, BBC iDE MC1 D2 77, Media Centre, BBC Media Village, 201 Wood Lane, London, W12 7TQ T

[backstage] Audioscrobbler - music data api

2005-09-28 Thread Kim Plowright
http://www.audioscrobbler.net/data/webservices/ 'Lo all. Thought you might be interested in this - the Last.fm chaps have released an API to their data. Might work nicely in some kind of music news mashup? K Kim Plowright Project Manager, BBC iDE http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy http

[backstage] Ning!

2005-10-04 Thread Kim Plowright
social software app, goes home... :-) Kim Plowright New Product Development SCP, BBC iDE MC1 D6 08, Media Centre, BBC Media Village, 201 Wood Lane, London, W12 7TQ http://www.bbc.co.uk/entertainment http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe

RE: [backstage] combining prototypes?

2005-10-06 Thread Kim Plowright
Help me find stuff Then make sure that it *stays found* Just a thought for an approach! K Kim Plowright New Product Development SCP, BBC iDE MC1 D6 08, Media Centre, BBC Media Village, 201 Wood Lane, London, W12 7TQ T: +44 (0) 020 800 83413 | M: +44 (0) 7980 303 908 | F: +44 (0) 20 800 83480

RE: [backstage] Developer jobs

2005-10-18 Thread Kim Plowright
grapes and a pheasant feather. Kim Plowright New Product Development SCP, BBC iDE MC1 D6 08, Media Centre, BBC Media Village, 201 Wood Lane, London, W12 7TQ http://www.bbc.co.uk/entertainment http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED

RE: [backstage] Jobs feed?

2005-10-18 Thread Kim Plowright
Ben - but he's on peregrinations around China at the mo. It should be reasonably trivial, as iirc the jobs site is run from (gasp!) a CMS; there might be policy issues tho. There ususally are... :-) Could try badgering Jem. Jem? k -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [backstage] Weather feeds

2005-10-20 Thread Kim Plowright
According to my mole in weather, the feeds are ready, but awaiting Ben's return to be launched. This is assuming there aren't any HPIs (horrible policy issues) that neither of us know about... This is, of course, the unofficial answer! K -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [backstage] CSS changes based on weather conditions

2005-10-20 Thread Kim Plowright
Ooh, ace, thanks everyone. Really useful. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jakob Fix Sent: 20 October 2005 15:24 To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Subject: Re: [backstage] CSS changes based on weather conditions Kim, On 20/10/05, Kim

RE: [backstage] Weather feeds

2005-10-24 Thread Kim Plowright
that you get the text feeds via the Met. Office and your muching these to produce the XML? The Met. Office are so behind the times :( So much information and no innovative use of technology on thier website. Kim Plowright wrote: According to my mole in weather, the feeds

RE: [backstage] Backstage - Stagnant

2005-10-26 Thread Kim Plowright
Title: Message I think a key thing is feedback - and this needs to happen quickly to keep the flow of conversation / development going. Hmn, yeah, sorry. I think Ben's holiday came at a slightlyunfortunate time, bless his cybergoth socks. Come home, Ben! We (bbc and nonbbc folk) aren't

RE: [backstage] other ways of working ?

2005-10-27 Thread Kim Plowright
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Matt Biddulph Sent: 27 October 2005 15:24 Who says the BBC has to host it? Isn't this a community? I bet it'd happen a lot faster if some philanthropist just put it up on a server and pointed everyone on the list to it. Ah yes. I

RE: [backstage] Timezone bug?

2005-10-31 Thread Kim Plowright
Title: Message From an internal perspective Yes! seperate out Series, Episode numbers and Ep Titles into clear fields. It's really useful if you were to use TV anytime data to populate programme support sites like, say, bbc.co.uk/buffy or /theoffice - and becomes really important for

RE: [backstage] Timezone bug?

2005-10-31 Thread Kim Plowright
t is being prepeated lateron another channel. Graeme On 10/31/05, Kim Plowright [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From an internal perspective Yes! seperate out Series, Episode numbers and Ep Titles into clear fields. It's really useful if you were to use TV an

RE: [backstage] Programme Archive/Message Board beta

2005-11-02 Thread Kim Plowright
That sounds great! The prototype screen shots on Ben's website look good as well (although I have to question whether John Peel may have appeared in slightly more than 2 Home Truths programmes between 1993 and 2005, what with him presenting it most of the time and all! :-) ). Yep - I noticed

RE: [backstage] Backstage - Stagnant

2005-11-03 Thread Kim Plowright
It's also complicated by the fact that there aren't just rights in the TV programme, there are all kind of underlying rights (ie, copyright on things that appear in programme) that might need to be cleared as well. Literary - a script, for drama; poetry, quotations, song lyrics, book readings etc

RE: [backstage] iMP

2005-11-07 Thread Kim Plowright
You're *such* a terror. :-) -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jonathan Chetwynd Sent: 04 November 2005 16:19 To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Subject: Re: [backstage] iMP Kim, I'd just like to correct your suggestion that we only execute

RE: [backstage] iMP: accessibility, is the smell really that bad?

2005-11-07 Thread Kim Plowright
I don't know about exactly how they've taken accessibility into account on iMP - maybe take the question to the message board posted here earlier? I'll ask Priya on your behalf if I see her around, though. I can't imagine for a second it's been ignored, but I suppose there's a possibility that

RE: [backstage] iMP: accessibility, is the smell really that bad?

2005-11-08 Thread Kim Plowright
think it's getting a bit long in the tooth and there are load issues, but I could be wrong. K -Original Message- From: Gordon Joly [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 08 November 2005 10:08 To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Cc: Kim Plowright; Jonathan Chetwynd Subject: RE: [backstage] iMP

RE: [backstage] Mood News Update and an Idea

2005-11-15 Thread Kim Plowright
Be slightly tempted to then plumb that into a screensaver that shows you pictures of your team's classic moments when they've won, and comforting pictures of kittens when they're doing less well. You know, to cheer you up, like... -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

[backstage] Firefox extension competition

2005-11-23 Thread Kim Plowright
Just stumbled across this compo - write firefox extension, win tricked up Alienware PC. http://developer.mozilla.org/contests/extendfirefox/ Thought some of the folk here might want to give it a bash. Kim Plowright New Product Development SCP, BBC iDE MC1 D6 08, Media Centre, BBC Media Village

RE: [backstage] iMP issue

2005-11-28 Thread Kim Plowright
BBC Worldwide Limited is company, wholly owned by the BBC, that sells BBC merchandise (e.g. video and audio recordings of BBC programmes, books, magazines, toys and games). They're primarily there to hold the rights to BBC productions for commercial exploitation - ie, for rebroadcast

RE: [backstage] Where should I suggest that the BBC could their feeds?

2005-11-29 Thread Kim Plowright
GENIUS idea. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Brian Butterworth Sent: 28 November 2005 18:08 To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Subject: [backstage] Where should I suggest that the BBC could their feeds? I had a idea about BBC News's channel

RE: [backstage] Idea: Calendar Feeds

2005-11-30 Thread Kim Plowright
Title: Message I might be misunderstanding you, but what about upcoming.org? Here's their API http://upcoming.org/services/api/ Don't think this properly synchs with anything yet, but does have event feeds as rss. Their recent aquisition (yahoo, i think?) suggests that someone at one of

RE: [backstage] now/next RSS feeds for radio stations

2005-12-05 Thread Kim Plowright
Title: Message Humn - This was a Tom Coates-y project, and he's now elsewhere. So I imagine (as it was a proof of concept thing, IIRC) that it's dormant... Shines the Dan Hill signal on the clouds: DAN! Any idea what the status of Phonetags is? Also - have a search for Dan's postings in

[backstage] Random idea for someone - Creative Archive Clips indexing

2005-12-16 Thread Kim Plowright
) are a bit difficult to get to, categorise, download in bulk etc. If there's anyone out there interested in video search / social tagging / yadda yadda it might make an interesting start to a project? Kim Kim Plowright New Product Development SCP, BBC iDE MC1 D6 08, Media Centre, BBC Media Village

RE: [backstage] Random idea for someone - Creative Archive Clips indexing

2005-12-16 Thread Kim Plowright
). The engine runs on PHP+MySQL. Dima Kuchin http://k78.info -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kim Plowright Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 2:12 PM To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Subject: [backstage] Random idea for someone - Creative Archive Clips

[backstage] Celebdaq data

2006-01-26 Thread Kim Plowright
Hello chaps, You all seem a bit... underwhelmed by the celebdaq game data being made available. Is there any extra info I can get you that would make it more useful / easier to work with? http://www.bbc.co.uk/celebdaq/syndication/1/docs/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/celebdaq/ K Kim Plowright New

RE: [backstage] Celebdaq data

2006-01-27 Thread Kim Plowright
could post it somewhere the daq players will be more likely to see it? I couldn't find it on the site. Helen Kim Plowright wrote: Hello chaps, You all seem a bit... underwhelmed by the celebdaq game data being made available. Is there any extra info I can get you that would

RE: [backstage] Celebdaq data

2006-01-30 Thread Kim Plowright
to know, right? ;-) On 30/01/06, Kim Plowright [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Vijay - I'm not aware of any plans to open-source it, but I'm askingaround.

RE: [backstage] feeds with live graphics?

2006-06-12 Thread Kim Plowright
OK - IANAL, and I'm not involved with news, or the homearchive, so this is me with the only-semi-bbc hat on. I can't see any reference to images in news's Terms of Use etc...'Fair Use' is unlikely to apply to images reused elsewhere; even if an image is 'small' it is still the image; it isn't an

RE: [backstage] feeds with live graphics?

2006-06-14 Thread Kim Plowright
Quick general recap - sorry, have only just managed to dip in to the list again, - yep - people here are aware of the accessibility requirements under the DDA, and there's been some excellent internal training and awareness run which covered learning disabilities along with more the standard

RE: [backstage] tfl tube delays feed

2006-06-21 Thread Kim Plowright
No, but I can try and find out for you. Sorry for the slow reply; backstage is kind of rudderless at the moment, and Ben was the man with the answers. I'll do my best to keep an eye on the list between my other two jobs... it shouldn't be too long before BenMk2 takes over the project. Kim

[backstage] RE: Reboot winners: 30 June 2006

2006-07-03 Thread Kim Plowright
I'll give the relevant people a poke for you. And please accept my general appologies on behalf of Auntie. K -Original Message- From: Jonathan Chetwynd [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 02 July 2006 14:52 To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Cc: Kim Plowright Subject: Reboot winners: 30 June

RE: [backstage] Funny Story

2006-07-03 Thread Kim Plowright
5) Flash is one of the most abused web technologies in the world ever. Disabling it by either not having it installed or using a flash-blocker type app/extension can save a lot of eye-bleeding pain from those crazy kooky marketing guys. /me laughs so hard she blows coffee out of her nose.

RE: [backstage] BBC TV API to SIMILE Timeline Mashup

2006-07-12 Thread Kim Plowright
Agreed - a lovely thing. So... hmn. What about plotting news publication times against a similar timeline? Or...um, crikey, OK - Celebdaq prices graphed over time against mentions in news stories on bbc.co.uk? Or... blog/search activity around a programme name (publication times?) against

RE: [backstage] Web2.0 - tennets, rules, development philosophy... I'd love you to give us some feedback

2006-07-17 Thread Kim Plowright
OK - so, the summary API/Ajax thoughts... APIs - are good. We love APIs. - They give as much benefit within an organisation - (linking up internal systems) as they do when publically exposed (mashups) - There are different flavours of API, and the right API should be used for the job; always use

RE: [backstage] Web API down?

2006-07-17 Thread Kim Plowright
OK, by the magic of telnet and white text on a black screen, I've found out that the people that need to know about this do, and are looking in to it. Can't give you anything approaching a time it might work again, sorry. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On

RE: [backstage] Web2.0 - tennets, rules, development philosophy... I'd love you to give us some feedback

2006-07-17 Thread Kim Plowright
/06, Kim Plowright [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all As threatened, here it is.I'm part of a project internally that is looking at what the BBC does on the web, and how that should change over the next 3 years. As part of this, Tom Loosemore, grand paterfamilias of this list, has asked me to come up

[backstage] Weather Feeds: these are NOT covered under the backstage terms, please do NOT use them.

2006-07-27 Thread Kim Plowright
Title: Weather Feeds: these are NOT covered under the backstage terms, please do NOT use them. Hello Everyone, Jem is not around today, so I've been asked to put my official BBC hat on [1] and let you all know the situation with the weather feeds referenced below. Here's the short version

RE: [backstage] Weather Feeds: these are NOT covered under the backstage terms, please do NOT use them.

2006-07-27 Thread Kim Plowright
terms, please do NOT use them. Ah - ignore my lat mail then. J From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kim Plowright Sent: 27 July 2006 20:18 To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Subject: [backstage] Weather Feeds: these are NOT covered under the backstage terms, please do

RE: [backstage] Weather Feeds: these are NOT covered under the backstage terms, please do NOT use them.

2006-07-28 Thread Kim Plowright
light of day I realise it was a little irresponsible for me to encourage you to put the data on your site. Please be patient whilst the BBC continues to work out an 'official' weather offering with the Met Office. Cheers Ben On 27/07/06, Kim Plowright [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yeah

RE: [backstage] Feeds APIs page down again - fixed

2006-08-11 Thread Kim Plowright
Done! kim -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Andrew McParland Sent: 04 August 2006 15:48 To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Subject: Re: [backstage] Feeds APIs page down again - fixed On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 01:17:54PM +0100, Mario Menti

RE: [backstage] Flickr releases Geotagging for photos

2006-08-29 Thread Kim Plowright
Yes - It's surprisingly patchy, the different coverages isn't it? I just tried to place some photos I took in West Africa... Has anyone ever tried plotting the various map services on top of each other, to augment the lowfi sectors of each? Mind you, I'm sure it would be completely against the

RE: [backstage] BBC news ticker in Second Life

2006-10-24 Thread Kim Plowright
Mario Have you seen this? Might be up your street... http://www.3pointd.com/20061023/sustaining-the-metaverse-a-3pointd-think-tank/ (just saw your technorati pillars, nice!) From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Mario MentiSent: 06 October 2006

RE: [backstage] Newssniffer - BBC News site monitoring

2006-10-25 Thread Kim Plowright
Any subsequent republication of the libel is also actionable, though... IANAL! From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Phil WinstanleySent: 25 October 2006 09:03To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.ukSubject: RE: [backstage] Newssniffer - BBC News site

RE: [backstage] Newssniffer - BBC News site monitoring

2006-10-26 Thread Kim Plowright
dly. Regards On 25 Oct 2006, at 11:50, Kim Plowright wrote: Any subsequent republication of the libel is also actionable, though... IANAL! From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf Of Phi

RE: [backstage] A sekrit from Virgin Radio

2006-10-30 Thread Kim Plowright
Id be interested to know the technical set-up behind Virgin and the BBCs last.fm pages though (i.e. how the track data gets from the playout system to the last.fm page) Id gather its not as simple ashooking up the last.fm player to whatever you use for your playout I use the

RE: Take Scag: [backstage] Witty slogan and design for Backstage T-shirts

2006-11-01 Thread Kim Plowright
Backstage: You're not on the list, you're not coming in :-) -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] on behalf of Jakob Fix Sent: Tue 31/10/2006 15:21 To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Subject: Re: Take Scag: [backstage] Witty slogan and design for Backstage T-shirts On 10/31/06, James

RE: [backstage] SecondLife mashups are where its at?

2006-11-03 Thread Kim Plowright
Oh, dear, that makes me sound like a tit, that blogpost :-) I think there's some *really* interesting stuff going on in SL at the moment (Mario, Kosso, hello!) - but there's a lot of hype around the platform, too; a lot of big companies are going a bit mental about it. I heard someone say the

RE: [backstage] BBC Backstage Widget Bash - Tonight 6:30pm - Digress City

2006-11-07 Thread Kim Plowright
Hmn, You're all very quiet. Hung over? Kim - 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] Psiphon

2006-11-28 Thread Kim Plowright
I see your 'written by a Torrent site' and raise you a 'written by a broadcaster' http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6168950.stm Some 43% of Britons who watch video from the internet or on a mobile device at least once a week said they watched less normal TV as a result. Sigh.

RE: [backstage] Psiphon Next Gen content

2006-11-29 Thread Kim Plowright
Heh, Second Life Speaking of which: the list might be interested in this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone/listings/programme.shtml?day=tuesdayservice _id=4223FILENAME=20061205/20061205_2235_4223_3276_50 (Mn, how broken are our listing pages? Quick, someone remind me of one of the mashups?)

RE: [backstage] Second Life Event - London 13th Dec

2006-12-01 Thread Kim Plowright
I'll be there - anyone else? From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Mario Menti Sent: 01 December 2006 11:10 To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Subject: Re: [backstage] Second Life Event - London 13th Dec

RE: [backstage] Second Life Event - London 13th Dec

2006-12-01 Thread Kim Plowright
Oh - and I've got the Nabaztag WiFi bunny wired up so that it tells me in RL whenever someone enters the office in SL (where there's a virtual bunny) Oh my god, that's fantastic! Demo! Demo on youtube immediately! From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [backstage] Site statistics

2006-12-08 Thread Kim Plowright
FEES AND SERVICES . Subject to Section 15 herein, the Service is provided without charge to You for up to 5 million pageviews per month per account, http://www.google.com/analytics/tos.html I'll tell you this: our volume is a wee bit more than 5m PI/month. :) We do have a big internal stats

RE: [backstage] Video Encoder

2006-12-15 Thread Kim Plowright
FFMpeg? (I may have misunderstood what you're after tho) http://ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu/ FFmpeg is a complete solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec, the leading audio/video codec library. FFmpeg is developed under Linux, but it can compiled under most operating

RE: [backstage] Daq Syndication Update

2006-12-18 Thread Kim Plowright
Haven't played it myself but Yahoo and O Reilly have had this out for a couple of years now. The Tech Buzz Game is a fantasy prediction market for high-tech products, concepts, and trends Always struck me as a very clever way for Yahoo! to get ahead of the curve market information on where to

RE: [backstage] democracyplayer

2006-12-19 Thread Kim Plowright
Maybe we should try and get more BBC managers here. How do you know there not watching this already? Seriously! Define Managers? Because, well, if Tom L (in charge of plan for future of bbc.co.uk), Jem (in charge of strategy group for user generated content), Matt L (in charge of

RE: [backstage] Movies Data

2007-01-24 Thread Kim Plowright
You are a very very nice man. x -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Robert Kerry Sent: 24 January 2007 15:19 To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Subject: Re: [backstage] Movies Data Yeah - I know that you can't do anything fun unless we can give

RE: [backstage] Music, (meta)data, musicbrainz and the BBC

2007-01-26 Thread Kim Plowright
I've been lurking on the Musicbrainz dev list for years; iirc, there is some hidden category to make duets/collaborations like that resolve to two artists. It may well be worth finding their list archives to check we're not about to rediscuss all of the conversations! (Is Rob Mayhem and Chaos on

RE: [backstage] Music, (meta)data, musicbrainz and the BBC

2007-01-26 Thread Kim Plowright
Now - an aside - Musicbrainz was set up because of Gracenote. If I understand correctly, the dataset that Gracenote CDDB is based on was orginally an 'open' database with information contributed by the public. It was sold, and changed its licensing structures away from the original open source

RE: [backstage] Movies Data

2007-01-30 Thread Kim Plowright
BTW - stumbled across this last night http://www.bfi.org.uk/filmtvinfo/ftvdb/ Might be useful, or at least somewhere to poke to open up their data, too? (Did the Movies Data list get set up?) Thanks for the LibraryThing tipoff from last week, too. - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion

RE: [backstage] Movies Data

2007-01-31 Thread Kim Plowright
bunch. I used to use their library back in the day.) -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Robert Kerry Sent: 31 January 2007 08:04 To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Subject: Re: [backstage] Movies Data Hi Kim, On 30/01/07, Kim Plowright [EMAIL

RE: [backstage] platform-agnostic approach to the iPlayer

2007-01-31 Thread Kim Plowright
Read the press release, penguinista! :) This requires the BBC to develop an alternative DRM framework to enable users of other technology, for example, Apple and Linux, to access the on-demand... http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/news/press-releases/31-01-2007.html -Original Message- From:

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

2007-02-02 Thread Kim Plowright
I believe that you would see some big players come forward to take advantage of the service. At the same time it opens the power of the BBC to lesser known artists, independent studios and even totally independent artists (a bit like a book publisher who accepts unsolicited manuscripts).

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

2007-02-02 Thread Kim Plowright
: Kim Plowright Great idea. They could call it Young Filmmaker Of The Year. Get Michael Rodd to judge the entries. Or maybe Film Network? That's got a nice ring to it. http://www.bbc.co.uk/filmnetwork/ And you could do something similar for music, and call it... I dunno, well, the bands would

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

2007-02-05 Thread Kim Plowright
previous short stories to the BBC for a possibility of a reading on a BBC radio station (probably BBC 7, though I'd personally like BBC radio 4). [Kim Plowright] So, here's a dumb question, that I'm going to ask anyway because sometimes they get interesting answers. Why on earth do you need the BBC

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2007-02-13 Thread Kim Plowright
(Yep - the BBC doesn't even own the Daleks...) The BBC owns *half* the daleks - specifically, the look and visual identity. The estate of Terry Nation owns their behaviour. So - if you want to use a picture of a dalek, you approach the BBC. If you want said dalek to move around shouting

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2007-02-13 Thread Kim Plowright
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RE: [backstage] A couple of things including Arrington

2007-02-23 Thread Kim Plowright
Yes - you could charactarise the US way of working as a way of maximising ad revenue from a the diminishing halo of a brand, regardless of whether creatively the project is still vigorous. Or, in plainer language, flogging a dead horse. Not to say there aren't long runs of UK stuff. My Family,

RE: [backstage] HD-DVD how DRM was defeated

2007-02-26 Thread Kim Plowright
Aha! Back in the day (about 4 years ago) BBC Web producers were measured on Page Impressions, rather than the now current Unique Users. On older sites you'll find a lot of areas like galleries, articles, and quizzes that split content in to lots of subpages, and encouraged repeated clicking.

RE: [backstage] Tube on Twitter

2007-02-26 Thread Kim Plowright
And doesn't work underground on the Tube? Despite its name, about 55% of the network is above ground. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Underground It would of course work in cities which allow mobile phone use on their underground railways (e.g. Stockholm). Coming in 2008

RE: [backstage] Mobile tech fun, anyone?

2007-03-20 Thread Kim Plowright
So... an aquaintance is organising a pervasive gaming event on the south bank, and wants to run a mobile phone based game during the event. Cor, thanks for all the leads, that's extremely useful! - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit

[backstage] Browser Stats

2007-03-26 Thread Kim Plowright
Here's a chunk of stats. This is based on Page views. Anything below about 100k page views is registering as Zero percent, FYI, although each browser listed is showing *some* page impressions. 3 page views were in IE1.5! How sweet. I've stripped out the PI numbers, sorry, as I think that might

RE: [backstage] Browser Stats

2007-03-26 Thread Kim Plowright
Just for fun: the february data reworked to show the different flavours of IE at their appropriate % point. There's not much difference between Safari (all versions) and IE5.5 share. Again, I can't break out the different flavours of FF and Safari. Bear in mind this is % of PIs, not of users, so

RE: [backstage] Browser Stats

2007-03-27 Thread Kim Plowright
Hey, we just *did* publish it! :) I'll try and remember to send an update out every month or so, when I'm noodling through our stats system. Thank you very much to everyone for sharing this data - it really is very interesting. And I second the request for the BBC to publish this data (just

RE: [backstage] Browser Stats

2007-03-28 Thread Kim Plowright
If you read Martin Belam (hello Martin!) on the methods he used to derive these figures, you'll note that he's extremely thorough in his data analysis. http://www.currybet.net/articles/user_agents/index.php I think you should read a little levity in to Jem's use of a grin after the Linux

RE: [backstage] Browser Stats

2007-03-28 Thread Kim Plowright
Is it possible that these stats could be provided automatically, say on a daily basis so it can be used to track the use of browsers and platforms. No. Slightly longer answer - the stats system is problematic, and doesn't provide easy ways to route this kind of thing externally. It's under

RE: [backstage] Browser Stats

2007-03-30 Thread Kim Plowright
For people who actually use a computer for what it is intended, Wow. That's quite some statement. I'd compose an elegant riposte if I didn't have to go off to IKEA post haste, because I've just noticed on their website that the chair and desk I want to set up my desktop PC is in, and I

RE: [backstage] EMI 'in no DRM deal'

2007-04-02 Thread Kim Plowright
You'd pay $30 and up for an album on CD? Are you mad? I suppose you do get a convenient hard copy backup too... -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] on behalf of Mr I Forrester Sent: Mon 02/04/2007 18:53 To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk Subject: Re: [backstage] EMI 'in no DRM deal'

RE: [backstage] xmltv.radiotimes.com

2007-04-10 Thread Kim Plowright
I've let the head of New Media at BBC Worldwide Magazines know about this, by the way. Kim However, as people probably realise the data isn't being updated anymore. Does anyone have a clue? Just had a boilerplate response from them - seems unlikely my email reached a human, let

RE: [backstage] BBC Archive trial

2007-04-19 Thread Kim Plowright
/me guesses, somehow, that the denizens of this list are somewhat demographically homogeneous. I got kicked off after about 60% when I said I was male. hhm. Oh well, perhaps 35-44 age bracket is already full. - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please

RE: [backstage] Hack day in London

2007-04-19 Thread Kim Plowright
Well - I ruled myself out of the running for this as frankly, I'm great at drawing, cooking, sewing and making stuff (among other ladylike pursuits), but rubbish at coding and electrickery. Tom C left a comment suggesting I find a group of people to team up with. So if anyone wants a

[backstage] New Music Shorts - for the non-code creatives!

2007-04-23 Thread Kim Plowright
Hey Just in case there's anyone here who is a creative type, but not necessarily a web developer - there's a new thing kicking off on Film Network based around making your own music-inspired short film / video. I'm guessing, btw, that there's a fairly big crossover in creative disciplines

RE: [backstage] list test and Hack Day

2007-05-01 Thread Kim Plowright
Dear sweet evil Jesus on a pogo stick, don't start that up again! LOLS Ah, before my time and this is the first time I'd seen this writeup (or any writeup as considered). Refers the honourable gentlemen to archive URL below. Suggests he takes a look. You know, just so he understands what

Re: [backstage] data visualisation links

2007-05-16 Thread Kim Plowright
Ooh, nice! Ta. You might also be interested in http://infosthetics.com/ and this rather lovely one http://megamu.com/lastfm/ I tried fidg't http://www.fidgt.com/visualize the first one linked in your article, but couldn't get it to form any meaningful patterns. So - lots of data, but didn't

Re: [backstage] BBC Archive trial

2007-05-27 Thread Kim Plowright
I _suspect_ they just fob people off and ignore complaints they dislike. Or maybe I was unlucky and the two people I communicated with didn't do their job properly? Audience comms and complaints are outsourced to Capita. - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe,

Re: [backstage] Getting Recipe Data

2007-06-04 Thread Kim Plowright
From what I remember, the recipes data is quite complex - lots of different copyright holders. On 04/06/07, Ian Forrester [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Good question, I don't think we had any plans although we are working on other data sets. But maybe food could be a nice little database which we

Re: [backstage] A Swarm Of Angels - CC-licensed film project - sign up for first 1,000 members be part of something unique nearing closure

2007-06-05 Thread Kim Plowright
I showed this to the BBC's Film Production arm a couple of months ago... :-) list know of a project to produce a CC-licensed film called A Swarm Of Angels. You can sign up either as a supporter (£5) or a full member (£25; - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe,

Re: [backstage] www.FreeTheBBC.info

2007-06-13 Thread Kim Plowright
Also Walter Benjamin's 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Work_of_Art_in_the_Age_of_Mechanical_Reproduction http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/ge/benjamin.htm An analysis of art in the age of mechanical reproduction

[backstage] Davy M - Mood News?

2007-06-13 Thread Kim Plowright
http://www.latedecember.com/sites/moodnews/ Davy - was trying to show someone mood news - has it gone? - 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] www.FreeTheBBC.info

2007-06-15 Thread Kim Plowright
I just thought I'd say - I'm currently at the iSummit in dubrovnik. There's a lot of interesting conversation going on around these topics - if anyone's interested, info is here http://www.icommons.org/ I'm guessing that session recordings etc will be available later. Will post details if I

Re: [backstage] www.FreeTheBBC.info

2007-06-16 Thread Kim Plowright
On 15/06/07, Andy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It takes people outside the media-land as you put it because the people inside are too ignorant of technology to understand it. If media people had known even the very basics of how a PC works then we would never have had DRM in the first place. snip

Re: [backstage] DVD Region 2

2007-06-26 Thread Kim Plowright
Here in the US, that is not the case. It is much harder to find such DVD players. Because they contravene the DMCA act? IANAL, and certainly not across american law, but I thought it expressly forbade the circumventing of content locks? Incidentally, I'm sure the only reason BBC content isn't

Re: [backstage] BBC Ofcom complaint raised

2007-06-27 Thread Kim Plowright
Mac mini - not so much heat LCD monitor / powerbrick for LCD monitor / powerbrick for macmini - quite a lot of heat. On 27/06/07, Ian Betteridge [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I can't imagine that a Mac mini produces much heat... would something like that or the Zonbu be a solution? - Sent via the

Re: [backstage] Links to video/audio for specific shows

2007-07-12 Thread Kim Plowright
/me cries Please can you cry your suggestion please? Not so much suggestion as frustration. A lot of good people, including myself and Mr Sizemore (and a certain Mr Tom Coates, who you may have heard of) have expended an awful lot of energy over the last few years trying to get somewhere with

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