Diary Archive 2021

Christmas readings

Two videos produced by Nick Lansley for the GS1 office Christmas party 2021 (held virtually). Working with Nick and our colleague Christine Hutchinson on these was a lot of fun.

My presentation to an IEEE workshop on identifers and resolvers

I give talks all the time so I don't bother to record them all here, but this one was special and, since it was given as a video, I'm pleased to be able to include it here.

Signed by the author, or was it?

It's noticeable that publishers increasingly offer first editions of books signed by the author. It's true that an author signature can add signifiant value to a book and, first edition or not, can make a book special. But it's not always as simple as that.

Privacy, tracking and QR codes

There are many legitimate concerns around privacy on the Web. It's a serious issue to be sure. But don't blame the humble QR code.

My walk on part in the 2021 Vaccination Programme

For the last 4 months I have been stretching the definition of 'flexible working' to support the local COVID-19 vaccination programme. It's not my job, but it is one of the best things I have ever done.

Sports News

It is no exaggeration to say that sports news is really important to billions of people all over the world. I wish I were one of them.