Archive for the ‘ramblings’ Category

iGoogle rethink

Having decided to revisit this blog it’s prompted me to also revisit my iGoogle Tabs. So now i’m doing a long overdue re-evaluation of the Tabs I created in iGoogle, moving and loosing some RSS feeds and gadgets with the view to again making this my browsers homepage, I’ve had the BBC’s weather page as my ‘homepage’ for ages now but I don’t like the rather aggressive redesigned BBC pages so iGoogle here I come again.


Read Full Post »

“We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content. Forever.”

ummm interesting… see this post  – http://tinyurl.com/ca4r2l on consumerist.com

You hereby grant Facebook an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to (a) use, copy, publish, stream, store, retain, publicly perform or display, transmit, scan, reformat, modify, edit, frame, translate, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works and distribute (through multiple tiers), any User Content you (i) Post on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof subject only to your privacy settings or (ii) enable a user to Post, including by offering a Share Link on your website and (b) to use your name, likeness and image for any purpose, including commercial or advertising, each of (a) and (b) on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof.”

find the above in the Licenses section of TOS

This throws up some interesting IP/copyright issues, what should you/shouldn’t you post,

…it’s difficult to get young people/students (and sometimes the not so young) to think carefully about what they post on social networking sites, to think about the image of themselves they are portraying and what might seem a harmless bit of fun now might come back to haunt them in a few months/years time, are the language/images used going to be appropriate or detrimental in a few months time and how many of us really look carefully at the privacy settings – will this change things, I personally doubt it. I think if you presume that anything you put on the internet is out there forever regardless if you want it there or not.

there is the “subject only to your privacy settings” sentence, so if we all keep these up-to date is that ok then…restricted to my Friends, since that’s what my privacy settings are set for.!?!  The next question then is  -Who are my/your friends-

Read Full Post »

message to 25things

This has got to Stop..STOP ….Stop, you’re turning me – ok HAVE turned me in to a techno’infomaniac…help! I’ve now go so many bloggy/twittery/googley things to look at, that I haven’t the time to to actually use/do anything useful with all this info I’m being bombarded with… the Family used to complain about my best friends – Mac, Adobe and Googley – taking over my/our life ….Now well I think 25 things are going to be named as corespondents when the family file for divorce.  When will it end? (oh yes 27th feb wasn’t it), will I ever get to the finishing line before my head explodes?     answers via …tweet     ….. tweet…..     tweet….

Read Full Post »

New Dashboard Design

WordPress New Dashboard Design I like it!

mostly…then again, maybe not!

whats happen to my font?!….

I want to be able to choose my font and size independently, not pre formatted headings paragraphs etc…yuk! yuk!

so I’ve played around with this some more and…

Ok I’m getting used to it, might be ok after all, just miss my extra choice of fonts, having a winge, don’t like change when its imposed on me…

Read Full Post »