My weekend was spent in Richmond at eBay’s awesome offices at barcamplondon5. It was nice to attend a barcamp again after organising the last one in London and always fun to present (my talk notes and slides will be up soon).
After the general (and totally) unrequired hoo-hah from people regarding the ‘keynote’ I hoped that people would come down, enjoy the offices for what it is (a totally awesome space), stay the full weekend, do some good presentations and make it yet another great barcamp and I was pleased on most of these accounts though the fact that there were over 50 no shows really pissed me off – these were people who didn’t even tell eBay they weren’t coming – I think for the next barcamp something should be done to ensure this doesn’t happen (I have ideas) Read more
You say that the free London papers are good for nothing then you actually find something useful in them; as I did when I found out about London Restaurant week – Â£25 for a three course meal sounds like a bargain and a good way to sample what would normally be an expensive restaurant in my book. Richard Corrigan, the proprietor has cooked for the Queen; he has now (indirectly) also cooked for Ross (I must again apologise for the lack of photo’s; I am shit and I know I am). Read more
Working in a University you do come accross all sorts of people from all different walks of life, background and most importantly to me wed knowledge. This of course is fine, not everyone should be expected to attend conferences, run their onw website outside of work hours and constantly hammer thier liver when meeting up with other web people and drinking meerily for hours upon end. With this in mind I do expect a certain ammount of respect and recognition of my skills when I am called upon to help them.
I have not received this in a recent project and have left the office today in about as angry a mood as I have done for a long long while. Read more
Just a quick one but after the two days I have had at work (I thought they would be nice and easy but was very wrong) I just wanted to say something about the use of third party services and open source software projects and that is BEWARE!! Read more
Over the past few days I have been reading with interest articles by Paul Boag and then John Oxton talking about people being over critical of work they do (“it doesn’t validate”, “the menu button’s are a little bit off in IE4″, “the CSS is a bit of a state”) which is in the public domain and therefore of cause open for such criticism if people see fit.
I had to read these with interest – I now I have been a bit guilty of this in the past Read more