Lean and the fishing industry

This could be just verbal diarrhea, but I was watching Autum Watch last night and it struck me that the issues with over fishing and the fishing industry as a whole have a lot to do with all the waste inherent with manufacturing processes that use economies of scale to maximise profits. There is waste all over the […]

The implicit back link

A little while back I was chatting to someone about SEO and the power of outgoing links. In the bad old days your client would ask you to build a web site that had no links leaving the site or put some horrible confirmation page asking you that you are leaving! Whats interesting here is […]

Plaxo revisited

So I got some helpful feedback on my last post from John McCrea who is VP of Marketing for Plaxo. So I logged back into Plaxo and had a little hunt around and after about 5-10 minutes found my addresses. My initial reaction was Doh! what an idiot I was, but then after a few […]

Early morning rant…

I’ve been an occasional user of Plaxo (just the address book) for the last 3 years, using it to keep a few important addresses up to date. Anyway today was the first time I had used it since they launched Pulse, and guess what all my contacts have gone! Now that’s not very clever for […]

What I would love to do

Smart Contracts http://www.erights.org/smart-contracts/index.html http://www.waterken.com/dev/IOU/Design/ We may end up getting RESTful smart contracts for free due to all the goodness in the current design. This could lead (my client).com to an unheard of level of security and possible make it the most high profile public implementation of smart contracts to date. Watch this space Auto Save […]

What we will be doing in the future

Decoupling Resource selection from Representation selection in our Urls This will allow resources (domain objects/documents) to be selected (think SQL WHERE clauses) and presenters re-used by the client editors without specific coding by developers. So a url like “/video/skins/latest” could return all videos tagged with skins or possibly any resource tagged with video and skins. […]