I’ve now started proper work on my MSc dissertation which is an “Automatic Error Reporting System” aimed at edn devices i.e. Printers.
Also I thought this was interesting
Today, unfortunately, the very pillars on which Wikipedia has been built – neutrality, freedom, and verifiability of its contents – are likely to be heavily compromised by paragraph 29 of a law proposal, also known as “DDL intercettazioni” (Wiretapping Act).
This proposal, which the Italian Parliament is currently debating, provides, among other things, a requirement to all websites to publish, within 48 hours of the request and without any comment, a correction of any content that the applicant deems detrimental to his/her image.
Unfortunately, the law does not require an evaluation of the claim by an impartial third judge – the opinion of the person allegedly injured is all that is required, in order to impose such correction to any website.
Hence, anyone who feels offended by any content published on a blog, an online newspaper and, most likely, even on Wikipedia can directly request the removal of such contents and its permanent replacement with a “corrected” version, aimed to contradict and disprove the allegedly harmful contents, regardless of the truthfulness of the information deemed as offensive, and its sources
which probably ends up being nothing but a bit worrying.
There hasn’t been any ldir developments either.
Thats all, I’ll attempt topost on here developments with my MSc Project/Dissertation
I’ve mainly been working on gg-sim.co.uk making the layout closer in looks to giffgaffs (and be XHTML1.1 Valid). We also ran a competition because we’ve reached 100 users! The competition was pretty successful too bringing in another 18 users ontop of what we had and we’re still growing!
I’ve not done much work on ldir recently apart from editing some code in a modified version for gg-sim but that version isn’t available for public use. don’t forget you can happily modify ldir to suit your needs as it’s licensed under the GPL.
I have updated to the new WordPress 3.2 system, nothing too big different just removed support for IE6 and some better backend code.
I have also re-coded the current website theme (lightword) to be xhtml 1.1 compliant instead of xhtml 1.0 trans. I am looking at migrating to a different theme but not until I have properly tested it and made it compliant with W3C.
Why can’t these theme developers create the themes as W3C Valid in the first place? ARGH!