Entries from July 2004

BBCi Zooms Along

Posted on 28 July 2004 in BBC red button, Interactive TV, Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

Today the new and improved BBCi launched on DTT (digital terrestrial television - the platform also known as Freeview).

Headache Inducing

Posted on 26 July 2004 in Work (No comments yet - be the first!)

This is the tale of Project Duck and how it interacts with Project Hen. Oh and with Project Heron. And Project Albatross. And all this relates to Project Robin too. Oh and have I mentioned Project Sparrow yet?

Fancy A Brew our kid?

Posted on 25 July 2004 in Radio (No comments yet - be the first!)

The brand new Fancy A Brew site about Mark and Lard is now live!

Never reveal. It’s safer.

Posted on 19 July 2004 in Internet (No comments yet - be the first!)

Woe betide you ever have an opinion that happens to be similar to any management decision….

Get your gold card now

Posted on 16 July 2004 in Transport (No comments yet - be the first!)

Network Gold Cards are very useful but very confusing. And I don’t understand them.

Confidence and Paranoia

Posted on 16 July 2004 in Work (No comments yet - be the first!)

Normally work away days fit into two categories - dull and tedious, or arty-farty with stupid exercises crap. But sometimes they have their uses…

Getting London Moving

Posted on 12 July 2004 in London, Transport (No comments yet - be the first!)

On the 6 July, Ken Livingstone announced how London’s transport system could look in 2016 if he gets to do everything he wants. And if he does, he’ll be very luck.

Surreal Day

Posted on 8 July 2004 in Work (No comments yet - be the first!)

Today has been a little… odd.

King’s Head Closes

Posted on 6 July 2004 in Pubs (No comments yet - be the first!)

Colliers Wood’s historic Kings Head pub closed on Saturday - its mostly preserved and unique 1930s interior to suffer the indignity of becoming offices for the bus company.

Why is BBCi so slow?

Posted on 5 July 2004 in BBC red button, Interactive TV, Television (2 comments)

Mention that you work for BBCi, the BBC’s digital text service and you may regret it as you’ll get told 500 things that are wrong with what you work on. And the big gripe is speed.

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