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

Why I might leave my bank: The NatWest Card Reader

Update, over 10 years later… I didn’t switch. I have received in the post a Card Reader from NatWest. They have designed this device to beef up the security around the (excellent btw) online banking. The flaw? The fact that we will eventually have to take the damn thing everywhere you go. And the card … Read moreWhy I might leave my bank: The NatWest Card Reader