Feeling silly

Cyberlaw April Fool’s Day 2015

Every year we are presented with some truly delightful April Fool’s Day stories, and this year we have had quite a nice crop of Cyberlaw-related articles. Here are my favourites. The Alsace Pirate Party will become the Panda Party (in French): “…it is clear that the image “pirate” sometimes has Read more…

Feeling silly

April’s Fools update

It’s time for this year’s April’s Fools update. One of my favourite days in the tech calendar, as geeks don their silly hats and allow their imaginations to run loose. Down in New Zealand, TPP Watch were the first off the start blocks with the news that the text for Read more…

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We, the grumpy old Web

We built the Web. Ha! The “we” thing is a bit annoying. The “us versus them” is even more annoying, nearing on the condescending. Some of us actually spend enough time online to understand some of your grievances. Spot on about needless and inefficient bureaucracy, but you don’t need to Read more…

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Looking for buzzwords

I’ve been reading with interest about the keruffle involving Tech Crunch writer Alexia Tsotis and Summit Entertainment film studio about a comment published in that popular blog about a new Jake Gyllenhaall film called Source Code. Apparently Tsotis called the PR for the film a “buzzwordgasm”, as ccording to Summit Read more…

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When bots go shopping

Habitual readers will know of my love and appreciation for xkcd, it inspires and awes those of us of lesser wit and intellect in equal measure. Now xkcd #576, entitled “Packages” has inspired a very practical application. Programmer Paul Hunkin has created a Python script that searches $1 NZD items Read more…