Have started playing with Flickr - of which there is substantially more than I had realised. Coincidentally found that 3form now has a blog which is pretty interesting, that they did the FilmBirmingham site and that they are all on Flickr too. A really talented web design and development crew. The blog’s good too.
My boss at 3Form, Stef, has just won the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year award. This is great news and he is also up for the Arena O2 Entrepreneur Award, which he may well win. I hope he ’ll write a better thank you speech if he does though. Improvisation isn ’t great.
It’s my final day at 3Form
before I complete the switch over to Pandanet
. I’ve had a remarkably good and educational time here and what I’ve learnt should see me in good stead for a while. I’ve been a part of the Giraffe
, and SME Centre
projects to name but three and the quality of the stuff they produce just gets better. Thanks everyone. Who knows, maybe I’ll be back someday.
It's the Christmas season and here in 3Form, the tradition is to write a neat, little game for anyone to play and win a prize for the highest score. The tradition is still intact and we present Undead The Mistletoe
. See if you can beat our pre-test scores. Around 85,000 should do you fine.
Started a new freelance development job this week at 3Form. First task is to spec and build an MP3 download site. The spec itself is not too bad so far, but one of the most interesting little pieces of this puzzle is the process fo watermarking MP3s so the user who initially downloaded the file from the site can be identified and wrist-slapped if they appear anywhere else. It's not that the process is a difficult one - it is, and there is more \ than \ one \ way \ to \ do \ it \ too - but that because the MP3 file format is an open one, it is equally possible to un-watermark a download if you look hard enough. Perhaps the placebo mark is the best one here rather than switching to WMA\DRM. I'll tell the downloaders that files are marked and see if people can figure out that they aren't.