Links for 27 January 2010

Published on 27 January 2010 in

Well Delicious link publishing started working again, but published to the wrong category. I fixed that, then the link publishing broke again… Sigh…

Still, maybe it’s better doing it in a more manual way as I can stack links up and save them until I’ve got a few rather than having to do a publish every day. One knocked up a little RSS parser that writes all the code for me later and here we go…

  • What’s Haiti single and REM song Everybody Hurts about? – BBC News Magazine

    “Everybody Hurts is not a typical REM song. For one thing, you can hear all of singer-songwriter Michael Stipe’s words. More importantly, it’s immediately obvious what they mean: don’t give up.”

  • Tetley’s Huntsman to make a comeback – The Publican

    “The Huntsman is at the very heart of what Tetley’s is all about, signifying quality and heritage.” Which is why Carlsberg UK are closing the Tetley brewery in Leeds…

  • Kids’ TV presenters carrying hairdryers stopped under anti-terror laws – The Guardian

    "We were stopped, not arrested, but they had to say 'we are holding you under the Anti-Terrorism Act because you're running around in flak jackets and a utility belt', and I said 'and please put spangly blue hairdryer' and he was, like, 'all right'."

  • YouTube’s video choice prompts Firefox fightback – The Guardian

    Web video has never really been open, unencumbered and free. We've had Real Networks RM format, Apple's QuickTime, Microsoft's Windows Media Video (now standardised as VC-1), the DivX and XviD codecs, and Adobe Flash among others. There might never be one open standard, simply because some content owners will want to include DRM (Digital Rights Management) copy restrictions. However, the web would benefit from having an open, unencumbered and free video format that enabled HTML programmers to include a video as easily as they now include a headline or a photo, wouldn't it? How do we get to that?

  • Freeview HD Content Management

    The BBC's Graham Plumb spells out in detail the reasons behind content protection on Freeview's forthcoming HD channels.