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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 […]

A quick note on MP expenses

6 February 2010

As some of you may remember, a few months ago I waded in on the MP expenses controversy with a crowd-sourcing website for putting together a list of what they all claimed. The Guardian (and others) produced their own websites that did a similar job and generally worked better. Since then, there have been further […]

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 […]

Setting the Post Code free…

6 October 2009. 2 Comments

The Royal Mail is well known in the UK for being an outdated organisation that is struggling to modernise, is regularly hit by crippling strikes and always seems to be losing money (despite the fact they made a profit recently?!). However yesterday they took on a new tact: they appear to have decided to bring […]

A look at the new Birmingham City Council website

8 September 2009. 2 Comments

Hello? Is that Birmingham City Council? This is 2001, we’d like our website back! There has been a lot of talk on Twitter today about the launch of the new Birmingham City Council website. Without a doubt, Birmingham have successfully launched one of the most delayed and expensive websites of the last few years. After being delayed […]

CllrTweeps – The Directory of UK Councillors on Twitter

15 February 2009. 3 Comments

A quick update this week! Last weekend I was pleased to launch CllrTweeps.  The new site, inspired by TweetMinster, aims to list every local councillor in the UK who is on Twitter.  After our first week online, we have already tracked down and verified the first 100 councillors using the service. The first version of […]

School Closure Information

3 February 2009. 3 Comments

Unless you’ve been in a cave (or outside of the UK) for the last few days, you’ll know that we’ve been experiencing the fun of a ‘severe snow event’. The exact definition of a severe snow event remains unanswered, and I’ll leave the debate over whether what we’ve been experiencing is severe to another time. […]

It’s official… politics 2.0 is here

24 January 2009

This week it feels like a new phase in social media and the internet has begun. The beginning of the week saw America inaugurate a technology-savvy president, who, along with his team, appears to understand the importance of technology and the internet. Throughout last year, Barack Obama and his team made fantastic use of social […]

TechCrunch goes for the cluttered look

18 January 2009

Back in August, technology blog TechCrunch updated with a new design, which was slowly but surely rolled out across its network of sites.  At the time I wrote about how much I liked the new design.  It was simple, clean and effective, as well as quick at loading. More recently, the blog network has taken […]

So much to do

6 August 2008

Things have been a bit quiet on this blog over the last few months because I’ve spent pretty much every waking moment working, commuting or working some more.  During office hours I’ve been working as a full time web developer for a web development company in Cardiff.  I’ve spent the last month and a half […]

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