There is a little war going on between web ad companies and ad blocking software. For examples of ad blocking software see AdBlock and Firefox’s new tracking protection. The latter focuses on blocking tracking software some of which is ads. I don’t use AdBlock but I do have Firefox’s tracking protection enabled. One of the […]
Lately I’ve started to notice how much time is wasted by web redirects. Most of these aren’t actually necessary but are added by various services to insert their servers into the link flow to track user behaviour. The most annoying example of this is Twitter’s t.co service. Every time you post a link to Twitter […]
The Web We Lost
Sometimes our government surprises me. The Government of Canada has created a list of Canadian podcasts.
More and more of the tech community seems to be talking about XMPP and how it fits into the future of the Internet. One example: XMPP (a.k.a. Jabber) is the future for cloud services
CBC has been doing a fantastic job of making most of its programming available as podcasts. More recently, CBC has also upped their Internet cool factor by adding two excellent new shows: Spark and Search Engine. Both of these shows cover the interaction of technology and the Internet with society in general. Topics range from […]
A Preview of HTML 5 gives a quick overview of some of the new features being worked on as part of HTML5. Especially interesting is the fact that HTML5 is being developed based on the DOM representation not the syntax as was done with previous versions of the standard. Also, two serializations, HTML and xHTML […]
I’ve been thinking about the social graph (though not by that name) for a little while now. It seems I am not the only one. My interest in this area comes from my dislike of walled gardens such as Facebook (which I have still been able to avoid joining despite the peer pressure). Here are […]