Posts Tagged ‘web’

A quick overview of WebVR based on Ada Rose Edwards’ awesome ‘getting started with WebVR‘ presentation that I saw at Nineworlds Geekfest The demos that I showed off can be seen from Ada’s GitHub pages: basic demo track demo Sadly the odd colour basic demo and the T-Rex thing haven’t (yet) made it from the […]


CloudFlare have made SSL available to all free subscribers to its content delivery network (CDN) with Universal SSL. The move addresses both cost and complexity issues that have previously confronted web site and application owners wanting to deploy SSL. CloudFlare takes care of issuing a certificate at no cost to the end user, and enabling […]


Sadly it’s fairly typical for corporate web filters to block ‘unusual’ ports, which means that if you’re trying to access a service that’s using anything other than port 80 for HTTP and port 443 for HTTPS then you might be in trouble. I recently came across a situation where somebody was trying to access an […]


There has been a LOT of noise over the past week about David Cameron’s proposals to have default on web filters for UK ISPs (which seems to be happening despite it not being part of official government policy, and entirely outside of any legislative framework). Claire Perry (Conservative MP for Devizes) has been leading the […]


This post first appeared on the CohesiveFT blog. One of the announcments that seemed to get lost in the noise at this week’s IO conference was that Google Compute Engine (GCE) is now available for everyone. I took it for a quick test drive yesterday, and here are some of my thoughts about what I found. Web interface […]



Almost a couple of years ago (shortly before taking a role that put me back under the yolk of corporate web filtering) I wrote the wrong sort of radio to describe how ridiculous and counter-productive such things are. It simply doesn’t make much sense to cut off the Internet at the desktop when everybody has it in […]


I first heard about Nanode (a low cost board that brings together Arduino and ethernet) via Andy Piper, then a few days later I had the fortune of seeing its creator Ken Boak speak at London’s Open Source Hardware Users Group (OSHUG). The week afterwards Ken was at the excellent Monkigras event, and did a short […]


This post is about the madness of corporate web filters in the age of ubiquitous consumer devices with Internet connectivity. I typically see three types of connectivity in any given corporate setting: The company network. Usually wired, but sometimes with a wireless adjunct, this network offers the same liberty as an oppressive Middle East regimes[1]. This […]


I’ve been meaning to try this out for some time, and my recent trials with Amazon’s US Kindle Store prodded me into action. The theory Popular SSH clients (like OpenSSH and Putty) have features that allow tunneling. Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) normally have some way of being administered over SSH. So… start up an EC2 […]