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The last half of 2010 (Part 2 – October & November)

19 January 2011

This is the second part in a recap of everything that happened in the last half of 2010.  Part 1 covered July, August & September.  This part looks at October and November. October 2010 In October we completed the second phase of the new Consumer Focus website.  Earlier in the year we made the move […]

The last half of 2010 (Part 1 – July, August & September)

17 January 2011

Whenever there has been an extended gap in my blogging I try and find something to get it going again.  It usually involves some kind of recap of the missing months to try and fill in the gap.   This time is different only in the sheer amount of things that have happened.  Over the last […]

Helping you to Stay Private

13 June 2010

On Thursday, CF Labs launched their latest project – StayPrivate.org – into public beta. This site is designed to make it easier to sign up for the various marketing opt-out services that exist in the UK. There are lots of different opt-out services that exist, all of which have separate sign-up forms and require you […]

CF Labs one year on

23 March 2010

Just over a year ago I joined CF Labs as one of the developers working on innovation and making data publically available. When I started, Consumer Focus was a pretty new organisation still getting to grips with its role and getting everything into place so it could undertake its duties properly. In the middle of […]

Open Government & Open Data

15 December 2009. 1 Comment

It has been exactly nine months since I started my job at Consumer Focus Labs. In this time, we’ve published our Recalled Products website, some data on the Digital Switchover in Wales, been contributing to a blog following our attempts to get data out of Tesco and are producing our new StayPrivate.org website. Sometimes I […]

Things I meant to blog about

26 July 2009

I’m not quite sure where the past few weeks have gone, but quite clearly they’ve passed me by quickly. These are a few things I’ve wanted to blog about but haven’t had the time to write a decent entry. Normal service will resume shortly. Karoo disconnects file sharers Hull’s only internet provider – Karoo – […]

A brief update

7 April 2009

What’s been going on recently? – well quite a bit really. I’m now settled into my new job at Consumer Focus Labs. We’ve spent a few weeks getting our systems set up (not as easy a task as we’d have liked), our development environment in place and courting ideas from anyone and everyone. We’re now […]

Time for Change

23 March 2009

I’ve been a part of the team at VSI for the best part of nine years, originally as a summer job, but more recently as a full time developer. During this time I’ve seen significant changes in the way the internet works, from new technologies and new standards in design, to new ways of communicating […]

Designer’s block

21 December 2008

Last week I was busy trying to put together a new design website design for an important client at work.  As always, we were on a very tight deadline and it had to be completed the end of the next day.  I’d left work early so I could concentrate on the design without being distracted […]

60+ essential feeds for web developers

13 November 2008

Selene M. Bowlby, a web designer and developer who has recently taken the jump into full time freelance work has just posted a blog entry with 60+ essential feeds for freelance web designers. She made the post in response to an open thread on Freelance Folder asking “How Do You Stay Sharp?“. As a web […]

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