Sod Inspiration, Here’s a Screenful of Adverts Instead: https://alanralph.co.uk/sod-inspiration-heres-a-screenful-of-adverts-instead/
Are We Failing Families At The End Of Life?: https://alanralph.co.uk/are-we-failing-families-at-the-end-of-life/
“Do what the government wants or get out”: https://alanralph.co.uk/do-what-the-government-wants-or-get-out/
That’s a nice ad-supported website ya got there…: https://alanralph.co.uk/thats-a-nice-ad-supported-website-ya-got-there/
The end of an era—CD Baby are closing down their online retail store later this year, to focus on distribution, monetisation and promotion services. I’m guessing that Bandcamp contributed to the dip in revenue over the last few years. https://support.cdbaby.com/hc/en-us/articles/360039018232
How the BBC’s Netflix-killing plan was snuffed by myopic regulation
Insiders reveal just how close the BBC came to launching a credible Netflix competitor—only to have the door slammed in its face.
Sadly, I’m not surprised. Another UK tradition upheld. https://www.wired.co.uk/article/bbc-netflix-rival-failure
The Northern Ireland Secretary of State league
Peter Donaghy, writing at Slugger O’Toole, runs through all the post-holders ranked in ascending order of how well they handled the brief. No surprise, Mo Mowlam gets full marks. https://sluggerotoole.com/2020/02/13/the-northern-ireland-secretary-of-state-league/
“Think Of The Children!”, 2020 Edition: https://alanralph.co.uk/think-of-the-children-2020-edition/
RSS Reading Hacks: https://alanralph.co.uk/rss-reading-hacks/
We need more editors
Part of the reason we are in the state we are in is because we have been too dependent on technology to manage information. We have stopped investing in core human skills built up over centuries to ensure the quality and integrity of information. https://gerrymcgovern.com/we-need-more-editors/
Declutter Your Inbox. Subscribe to Email Newsletters Straight Into Inoreader
This could prove very useful! Another reason why I’ve no hesitation in recommending Inoreader. https://blog.inoreader.com/2020/02/declutter-your-inbox-subscribe-to-email-newsletters-straight-into-inoreader.html
Night of the Long Boris: several UK cabinet members fired, finance chief quits
Ho boy. I can only assume that Boris Johnson wants to deliver big for those who backed him and are betting against the UK economy, by driving the country into the ground through sheer incompetence. https://boingboing.net/2020/02/13/night-of-the-long-boris-sever.html
Your Phone is Not Your Friend: https://alanralph.co.uk/your-phone-is-not-your-friend/
Scotland the Dump
Instead of focusing on Boris Johnson’s bridge distraction, lets focus on Beauforts Dyke – and the wider toxic legacy of the British State. Share this poster we created in collaboration with graphic artist Andy Arthur.
Popular Free Email Apps Such as Edison and Cleanfox Skim Users’ Inboxes for Marketing Data
Reminder that most ‘free’ apps aren’t free at all, they’re just wringing their money our from your data… https://pxlnv.com/linklog/email-apps-privacy/
How dangerous can a domain name be?: https://alanralph.co.uk/how-dangerous-can-a-domain-name-be/
The mysterious disappearance of Google’s click metric
To survive, Google must find ways of showing even more ads. This is the future with Google — more ads in more places. Or rather, more ineffective ads in more places. This is an unsustainable business model. https://www.zdnet.com/article/the-mysterious-disappearance-of-googles-click-metric/
The Deal of the Century (or, The Alliance of Losers)
Jim Maher tell the tale of the time that Apple teamed up with IBM in the early 1990s, and what did and didn’t result from that brief venture. https://www.filfre.net/2020/02/the-deal-of-the-century-or-the-alliance-of-losers/
Yes, you can opt-out. But I’m still trying to figure out why Wacom even needs that information. https://robertheaton.com/2020/02/05/wacom-drawing-tablets-track-name-of-every-application-you-open/
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