People tend to give me a mildly quizzical look when i mention that i go sailing. ("eek, he's a closet yottie..." etc.)
The dinghy is called a Laser. They've made 175,000 of 'em since 1971, and they're all identical apart from some minor changes, the most recent of which mean that mere mortals can sail them when it's breezy.
While we're at it, here are some other photos from Suffolk.
Barney and Rosa at Waldringfield, Aug 2002.
Barney overlooking the Deben & Sutton Hoo, Aug 2002.
On the back of Paul Hammond's deeply passive personalisation work on the new BBCi homepage, i've been pondering ways of identifying people online or on iTV with low levels of certainty within a very small user group such as a family.
i.e. Is it mum, dad, bro' or sis' picking up the remote / swiping the mouse?
Rather than focus on physical attributes (Alice Taylor's fingerprint scanner in the remote control idea, etc.) or username/pwd key pairs etc, I've been wondering if any of the activities one performs as a normal part of surfing the web / the TV could act as a some kind probablilistic identifier within a very small (family) user group
Some thoughts thus far:
All of these are hard to measure, but something like this could make all the difference - particularly on iTV.
I like Aesop's fables, particularly this one
I will read them to my children soon.
In short, the 'BPL' would allow people to:
Hard for me to comment given my circumstances, but please stop reading this, and get over there now.
Quaker schools are passe, darling.
Former Quaker schools are more done thing these days.
Specially when they're 100% vege.
Manís relationship with Nature involves personal responsibility. The School has always followed a wholefood vegetarian diet and the nutritional and moral grounds for this are explained, without labouring the arguments.