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Interesting Stuff 2008-09-23

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Alan Connor | 10:41 UK time, Tuesday, 23 September 2008

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At the blog for Scripting Enabled ("a two day conference and workshop aimed at making the web a more accessible place"), some slides from a talk from the Beeb:

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.


electric_proms08.pngSecurity writer Graham Cluley picks up on this Telegraph piece about spam received by subscibers to the mailing list for Electric Proms and adds:

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.


google_developer_day.pngAnother 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.pngFrom the abstracts for PyCon UK, two talks by BBC Research's Michael Sparks:

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:

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programmes_posts.pngFinally, now that everything the BBC broadcasts gets its own permanent page, which ones are people twittering about?

Alan Connor is co-editor, BBC Internet Blog.



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