Skip to main content

Writing: 2002

  1. Movable Type is watching me…

    Movable Type has become sentient and is magically doing things I’d previously dismissed as too much manual labour.

  2. Festive taping vs festive downloading

    Wondering why I feel more of a criminal listening to MP3s of John Peel’s Festive Fifty rather than cassettes of the same thing.

  3. It’s Samuel Pepys’ Weblog!

    I’ve just launched my new site, Pepys’ Diary. Every day, starting 1st January,…

  4. Friendster and FOAF

    On the lessons Friend-of-a-friend developers could learn from the sudden success of Friendster.

  5. “Wisdom you can’t get from a terminal”

    A spur of the moment decision yesterday evening resulted in going to see the film Avalon an hour…

  6. New Yorker Gawker

    Asking why is there no Gawker.com-style site for London and an explanation of why it will make our heads explode.

  7. Where your FOAFs are

    Find people on a global map generated using Friend-of-a-friend files.

  8. Uses for friends-of-friends

    In my previous post I talked about FOAF files and longed for some exciting things to do with them.…

  9. Six degrees for geeks

    What friend-of-a-friend files are, links to places about them, and the automation of social network definition.

  10. Skin this site

    You can now skin this site, not that there are currently any useful skins.

  11. Encoding with LAME in iTunes

    How to encode MP3s using the LAME encoder directly from iTunes.

  12. Up and running

    The tedious details of attempting to get my PowerBook up and running again.

  13. Hal Hartley on BBC2

    ‘Book of Life,’ a movie by my favourite director, is on BBC2 on Friday night at 1.15am. It’s not available on DVD/VHS and was never released at the cinema. Hurrah!

  14. “Sounds secure to me!”

    Tom’s helpful advice there. This morning I installed the 2002-11-21 Mac OS X Security Update.…

  15. Keeping up with the Newtons

    This week there’s been some good stuff on the NewtonTalk mailing list that I mentioned. How…

  16. The mouse’s debut

    In 1968, at the Stanford Research Institute, Douglas Englebart gave a public demonstration of the…

  17. SmartyPants

    I just installed SmartyPants, a little plug-in for Moveable Type that automatically replaces a few…

  18. Newton: back from the dead

    While I haven’t been to a computer fair for several yonks they always seem to feature a table…

  19. Fun with firewalls

    I’ve spent more than several hours attempting to configure the firewall on my new ADSL…

  20. The same but different

    This site’s new server isn’t the only change here. While the site looks much the same…

  21. A new home

    This site is now nestling comfortably in its new home. Many, many thanks to Danny, James, Lee and…

  22. On the move…

    www.gyford.com may well be moving to a new server soon, so things might go a little awry. Hold on…

  23. What to do when morale is low

    Certain people might find this article useful. A stream of advice that you might think is common…

  24. “I will not tolerate infestation!”

    My flat is still. The walls are white, the floors look like wood and nothing moves other than the…

  25. Freckled eggs?

    OK, I want a weblog, dammit. A personal one for occasional thoughts and news, rather than a dull…

  26. Burning Man photos

    Better late than never… I’ve finally selected, adjusted, resized and cropped my Burning…

  27. A flat-buying diary

    A couple of weeks ago I finally completed the purchase of a one-bedroom flat in London. Back in…

  28. Mars and Milton Keynes

    I’ve never been that bothered about going to Mars, not since I was a teenager who traced…

  29. Using a British/UK Windows keyboard with an Apple Mac in OS X (1)

    Out-dated way of using a British Windows/PC keyboard on a Mac