Interesting Stuff 2008-09-23
Jonathan Hassell of the BBC did a joint presentation with Phil Teare on the impacts and symptoms of dyslexia on web design and usability. Jonathan goes through the results of a BBC research and gives some tips on how to not block out dyslexic users completely.
Long time followers of news on the Sophos website will know that this is not the first time that a BBC mailing list has sent an unauthorised message. Five years ago, ardent fans of The Archers, the world's longest running drama serial, were accidentally sent a copy of the Sobig worm.
Another Interesting Stuff; another interesting conference write-up from Backstage's Rain Ashford [see previous]. This one's from the Google Developer Day at Wembley Stadium, with notes and pics at the Backstage Blog.
Kamaelia is designed as a toolkit for making concurrent software systems that are maintainable using a component based approach very similar to Unix pipelines. It was originally designed for use in a network systems environment and so is designed with systems that are naturally highly concurrent in mind - mainly from the perspective of trying to make it simple to comprehend unknown systems.
Update 2008-09-24: After some Yammering with Michael, we can now see the slides:
- Excellent play on BBC R3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00dkvqt (mflavin)
- wishes we could get more BBC programmes in Canada, especially this one about Stonehenge - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7625145.stm (paul_henman)
- Brecht-Weill "Mahagonny" on Radio 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00dk49w (defjaf)
- Listening to Psmith in the City on the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00djjpn (seabright)
- BBC Four今晚要放Roxy Music紀錄片，要錄影。http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00djn0s (shihlun)
- Katy Perry covered MGMT Electric Feel acoustic. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00dcqnm fast forward the player to 2:26. LOVES it. (gurj)
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00df61v Listen again here to my debate with Anthony Grayling last night on Radio 3, on 'humanism'. (RupertRead)
- just watched this http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00dmpd2 Gawd bless humph :-( (squaccs)
- one more day to watch the manc music fest on iplayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00d9g2x (dangermain)
- Watching episode 1 of Earth: The Climate Wars (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00djvq9) thanks to Usenet since I don't have an actual TV (deepthinking)
Alan Connor is co-editor, BBC Internet Blog.