Diary Archive 2014

The Chaos of English Pronunciation

Gerard Nolst Trenité

A recent posting on Facebook alerted me to an old poem, the Chaos, by Gerard Nolst Trenité (1870-1946). I later found out that this is something that has vexed W3C colleagues for a while, several of whom have recorded their versions - I leave it to them to share or not. Having made a living as a voice over in a previous life, I couldn't resist the challenge.

The Linked Data Challenge

In a Lisbon hotel bar recently I faced a challenge, one that in my job I really ought to be able to rise to.

I Choose Who I Link To

I had an e-mail asking me to remove a link from this site to another. A lot of Web masters are receiving such messages. I hope you will join me in treating such e-mails with contempt.

Should I or shouldn't I?

I really would like to install solar panels. Should I?

I'm not a convert

Jaclyn Glenn

This is a train of thought that's been evolving in my head for over 40 years. Time to give it some online expression. It's my explanation for why I'm an atheist and why I've been one ever since I was a child.

Melissa Etheridge

I've been meaning to do this for ages and have finally made a start …

I don't have any recordings of my time working in radio except for some interviews I did and a documentary I researched and presented at the end of 1989. At the risk of running foul of copyright lwayers I want to put that material online and have finally begun to do so. First up is an interview I did with Melissa Etheridge in September 1989. This coincided with the release of her second album, a time when few had heard of her and a young jock on an evening programme on a little radio station in Suffolk could get to talk to her.