Entries Tagged as 'Technology'

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Steve Jobs RIP

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Why Apple sucks (almost) as much as Microsoft now

Freelance media life is always a bit precarious – not least because we have to keep up with technology out of our own pockets, not relying on a friendly employer to provide all our hardware and software. So, any freelancer looking to replace their creaking MacBook in the past few weeks will have realised, with […]

Monday, December 13th, 2010

What will broadband usage restrictions mean for journalism?

In a very interesting analysis from tech site GigaOM, Joe Weinman looks at how more tightly metered broadband services will affect web content. As broadband services become more finely tiered – ie you pay for what you use and real “unlimited” broadband becomes a thing of the past – many of the services and content […]

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Six Laws of CMS: lessons from a web site launch

As regular visitors may be aware, I spend a lot of time with web content management systems (CMS). Having spent some time involved in a biggish web site relaunch this year, I can now reliably draft some of the Laws of CMS that anyone in this field should expect to apply. Law 1: It only exists […]

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

State of the Blogosphere Survey – Technorati needs you

Having posted previously about Technorati’s annual state of the blogosphere survey, I am pleased to actually take part this year. Tellingly, one question asks me “Which best describes how frequently you blog now versus when you first launched your blog?”. To which the answer is a shameful “I blog a lot less now”. But I’ve […]

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

My catastrophic LaCie hard drive fail

Today has been a slightly more stressful day than it should, given the bucolic nature of my working environment this week. That’s because last night saw the total failure of my crappy LaCie 1TB external hard drive. I say “crappy” – this is because I bought two identical versions of the hard drive last August, with […]

Monday, March 1st, 2010

End of my netbook nightmare

Yes, I finally cracked and bought this. My Samsung N140 has been cast aside in favour of the sleek, white sexiness of the new Apple MacBook. And don’t forget usability. Oh yes. As many readers will know, I am not all that fond of my Samsung N140 netbook. Now I don’t have to use it […]

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

WordPress/Facebook integration fail

I’ve been wittering on about social networks to students at Solent University recently, so I thought I ought to put my money where my mouth is and link Freelance Unbound to Facebook. Apart from being a useful technical exercise, it should be interesting to see if it encourages some of my Facebook network – a […]

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Create your own WordPress theme

Despite the wealth of tutorial information on the WordPress Codex, the idea of creating your own WordPress theme can be a bit daunting. So here’s a great tutorial on Web Designer magazine that strips the process down to its essentials and gives them to you in a logical order. Given that I’m planning to create a […]

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Major PowerBook surgery: how did it go?

A: Not well, gentle reader. Not well. After my PowerBook’s power connecter finally caved in, I decided I had to attempt a resucitation, using the handy guides from Fixit.com and Jason’s Screaming Light site. Not least this was because of goading comments from readers to “Get soldering”. It’s true I had been putting it off […]