Shoreditch Free Wi-Fi Campagn – FON


Spotted this sticker this morning near work. On closer inspection shoreditchwifi.com is an initiative by Fon to deliver shared Wi-Fi to Shoreditch.

They say:

This is a project to create a Free WiFi area for Shoreditch, so that local businesses and residents can share their WiFi with their neighbours and surf the Internet for free.

To get the ball rolling, FON is giving away free WiFi routers to anyone who has an Internet connection in Shoreditch.

I like it as a grass-rootsy kind of campaign. Be interesting to see how it goes.

Not sure who did it, but as Albion do work for FON, are based in Shoreditch and do good stuff I’m guessing they might be responsible.

10 Books I Heartily Recommend

Whilst trying to unblock blog block at the weekend I started thinking about the books that have been major influences in how I approach work stuff. And I was going to go back and start re-reading some of them to see if they’d kick-start any interesting thoughts.

Then I figured that I should share this list of books with people. Some of them are really well known and some of them are slightly culty books. Some people will know all of them. But I’m hoping that a few of you might find one or two new or interesting titles in the 10.

What amazed me was that you can get Being Digital for 7p on Amazon marketplace – at least you could when I first pulled the widget together. 7p for the book on Digital that started it all for me. It’s almost an insult.

And yes, if you click through from the above and buy stuff I’m using my Amazon referrer link so I’m selling you down the mucky river for a fast buck. If you’d rather not do that feel free to click this unsullied link to Amazon.co.uk and do the searching yourself – it won’t be any cheaper, but you’ll be denying my capitalist ass some filthy ill-gotten gains.

Dealing With Blog Block

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I was chatting with Andy about blog block on Friday. Neither of us could quite explain why we were feeling it. And I’m not sure I can explain it any better now. But this diagram has some of the components and some of the relationships between them. Anyone else got a blog block diagram they’d care to share?

Judging by the diagram I should just shut myself off for a bit and go and meditate in a cave or something. Alternatively I could just drink 3 cups of really strong coffee and mainline a bunch of wanky RSS-feeds until I get really angry about something then do a massive rant.

Or I could just go about my business until something vaguely interesting crops up. To be honest I think that’s probably the best thing to do…