Sometimes, it’s good to find the origin of prayers – and they can be unexpected and wonderful. I am using the following prayer for the blessing of my marriage to my partner Joseph: Franciscan Blessing May God bless you with discomfort,At easy answers, half-truths,And superficial relationshipsSo that you may liveDeep within your heart. May God…Continue reading The Origin of “A Franciscan Prayer” – a Non-Traditional Blessing
In this blog I introduce my new buddy Mycroft, an Open Source voice activated home assistant. I detail how to re-install his software if he has a big problem.
Piwik is the Free and Open Source Analytics project, like Google Analytics but a whole lot less creepy. On 9th January 2018 Piwik was renamed Matomo: I did a little digging and can shed some light on why this change has happened and how it highlights a wider issue for Open Source projects in world of Branding and brand loyalty.
This blog contains a discussion of website models for Open Source projects with Software as a Service (SAAS) element, and uses four real projects as examples.
I heard Jonas Öberg speak about blockhash and elog.io (since mothballed) at Fosdem2015. The general purpose of these tools is to allow users to make attribution of CC licensed images easy. First they identify CC licensed images when they are used on-line, the tools then match the image with a record in a central database…Continue reading Image and Attribution Identification Game using Blockhash and Elog.io
We had a tricky session at techie heaven a few weeks ago, where we didn’t have enough leaders to run normal activities. I instead bought some popcorn and sat the kids in front my favourite documentary, RIP: a Remix Manifesto by Brett Gaylor (2008). Thanks to Brett for telling me about the additional resources (below) which we used along side the video.
Notes from fosdem 2015 relevant to digital community managers.
I will be attending fosdem for the first time in a few days, and have been working hard figuring out all the best talks for Community Managers to go to. Here is a lowdown to save you the effort! Where there are conflicting events, the one I personally will attend is in black and the…Continue reading The Unofficial Community Managers Guide to FOSDEM 2015
The game teaches the basic principles of asymmetric encryption in a fun way; that is a public and private key. Additional topics such as key servers, the web of trust and “back-door” snooping are also touched on.
I am now a few weeks into my work at Techie Heaven, a church run youth group / hangout zone / part-time-hackspace in Clitheroe, Lancashire. The myth of the “Digital Native” It’s super encouraging to see the kids so engrossed in technology, and we have great fun messing about and learning new stuff. However, I…Continue reading Separating brand from function – a game for kids.