Listened Lurgan Schools: The Differences We Share

For the latter part of the 20th century, Northern Ireland, officially part of the United Kingdom but sharing an island with the Republic of Ireland, saw violence between the nationalists (mostly Roman Catholic background) and unionists (mostly Protestant background). The Good Friday Agreement of 199…

I listened to the huffduffed version of the youtube: Lurgan Schools: The Differences We Share. I do hope that politicians watch this.

Replied to Tom Smith on Twitter (Twitter)

“Fun team meeting turning TV shows into data, visualisations and word clouds, and then this happened… Question Time but only the Brexity bits

https://t.co/FsPr6wgeFc”

Nice, but might have had enough of that word;-) Videogrep?

Listened Open Source and Power with Matt Mullenweg from rework.fm

Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress and the founder of Automattic, joins Basecamp co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson for a spirited debate about tech monopolies, power in open-source communities, and how to be good stewards of the modern web that they helped build.

This was a fascinating podcast. Matt Mullenweg had spoken of an ambition to get WordPress to 80% of the web. Heinemeier Hansson took him to task on twitter and they ended up in a podcast.

An example of civil discussion and disagreement on the internet. Moving off twitter to a better medium.

Although they did not resolve the central concern they touched on many points around control and ownership on the web.

It gave me a little insight into the scale of the web. Left me feeling pretty naive.

A few mentions of capitalism had me wondering what a socialist web would look like?

Replied to re: document.designMode by Aaron DavisAaron Davis

document.designMode is another useful tool when teaching the web and manipulation of content.

Hi Aaron,

Thanks for this, a useful replacement for Mozzila’s x-ray for learning, teaching and playing with the web.

I wondered about using this on iOS and found I could make the simplest of shortcuts.

document.designMode='on';

completion();

I’ve not used a shortcut for running JavaScript in mobile Safari before so useful to learn about completion()