Thursday, September 29, 2011

YouTube 500 Server Error

Something went wrong when I tried to bring up a YouTube video and the page showed this.

Reading the statement from YouTube, I have some questions:

Who trains the monkeys? What do they feed them on and where do they keep them? 

Wouldn't it be more sensible to have human coders look into these kind of faults?

Surely it is not in Google's best interests to use monkeys solely for this task. The cost of training, food, and housing must surely outweigh the benefits because I have never seen a 500 Server Error before and it must be rare.

Perhaps the monkeys are part of a wider project and if so, I think we have a right to know. 

I think 'search relevance' would be a good place for monkeys to start working on.

The YouTube Video
This is the video that should have appeared:

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Nepal Plane Crash

Sad news about the plane crash in Nepal. The passengers were just returning from a trip to see Everest - probably full of reflections and high hopes.

A Different Spin On LIfe Is Not A Test

Trust Marty to put a beautiful spin on the old saw that life is not a test. Don't let me take away from the pleasure of you reading it  - just head over and read it there:

Monday, September 19, 2011

It Has To Be Simultaneously There And Here

This talk about major new FB and G+ being introduced in the next few days.

It has to be quantum wormholes leading to 3D nano-holographic space where we can all meet.

Branding On A Knife Edge

This morning I am weary of branding - weary of seeing it; weary of it.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Closer By A Nose

Phone hacking: Met use Official Secrets Act to demand Guardian reveals sources

Amazingly, Scotland Yard - which failed to properly investigate the phone hacking scandal until pushed to do so by reports in the Guardian - is now using arcane legislation to try to force the Guardian to reveal it's sources.

Follow the link for the Guardian story about the attempt to get a Court Order.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Blogger App For iOS

I feel like I should write something like 'What I did in my holidays' as the first post written with this Blogger app for iOS.

So in that spirit, here is a photo of Edinburgh.

How will This app align the image? Can't see a way to control that from within the app.

Time to hit 'Publish'.

[ Published and edited using the newly released Blogger app ]

Video from Magritte Your World iPhone app

This video was created with the Magritte Your World iPhone app.