The month of June is upon us and on the 25th I'll be heading to Oxfordshire for a picnic beside the grave of Eric Arthur Blair. This will be the eighth year running where a number of us have made the pilgrimage to share in a conversation on George Orwell's birthday. A mini informal symposium. A chat around mass surveillance, consumer data and our civil liberties. Accompanied of course with … [Read more...] about Books on Privacy and Surveillance
DISCLAIMER: This is a simple procedure of dragging and dropping files to your origional Kindle Paperwhite while in USB mode. This is not a hack and does not require you to jailbreak your Kindle. That said, I take no responsibility for what may happen to your device in the unlikely event anything goes wrong. Recently I stumbled on the amazing free and open source dyslexia typeface called 'Open … [Read more...] about Add custom fonts to a Kindle Paperwhite
I just woke with a start, glad that I had not missed my stop. I don't have a fancy app to wake me up when it senses my location. Three others in my little cluster of seats were also sleeping. Sign of the times? Are we sleeping less in the places we are meant to sleep and flaking out at the first opportunity we have to slow down? I have just got off a plane from LA so I have an excuse. Maybe we … [Read more...] about Sleeping on the train.
It was about a week ago i tweeted how It would be nice it would be able to go to more than one Twestival.. There were so many events on the one night across the UK with so many great people attending i felt like i was missing out on some great meet ups. Seconds later I got a phone call from @Philcampbell saying.. "Lets do it.. Lets go to them all." Phil is always on the look out for a mission … [Read more...] about Gumballing the Twestival
I still make an effort to read the paper but I couldn't help but notice this morning that whilst flicking through the Guardian magazines from yesterday, I seemed to need my macbook to supplement the supplements. I love the touchy-feely experience of leaning over the paper with a coffee, skimming the bits that don't raise a brow and absorbing the others that do. Still, It was obvious I needed that … [Read more...] about I feel the need.. the need for feeds.