BBC Homepage Beta Using jQuery

The BBC Beta Homepage is using jQuery, but unfortunately it’s ugly. I should qualify that – I think it’s a good move to make the homepage more personalisable, but does it have to look so Web2.0? Big text was a fad a year ago, but it’s too informal for an internationally recognised and respected news … Read moreBBC Homepage Beta Using jQuery

Rename Terrorism

If only [tag]terrorism[/tag] were renamed to ‘mild trepidation-ism‘ it wouldn’t be so effective. Fortunately, I live in the [tag]UK[/tag], [tag]England[/tag] specifically, where our stiff-upper-lip-ed-ness prevents us from being too affected by [tag]terrorist[/tag] attacks. It’s only when services are damaged that the country is really slowed. Clearly there are some who unfortunately bear the brunt, often … Read moreRename Terrorism

You’re Too Fat

The BBC is today reporting on the suggestion that ‘Plus-Size’ clothes tags should include [tag]obesity[/tag] help-line numbers. I agree – it’s a fact that many ‘heavy’ people are [tag]fat[/tag] because of lack of will-power (rather than any of the rare relevant medical condition), and every encouragement guilt-inducing-method should be used to help them. Call me … Read moreYou’re Too Fat