There's lots of web sites that provide link shorteners (bit.ly, tinyurl.com, imc.li, tiny.booki.cc; to name but a few). In the past I'd always used tinyurl.com, but then I started working on a project to provide a book of useful technical tips for political activists and grassroots campaigners and some people on the project were concerned about the security implications of third parties logging the redirects, having to have a named account in order to edit the links and the potential of the lin
Well I've just about recovered from BarnCamp 2011, which was held once again at the beautiful location of Highbury Farm above the village of Redbrook in the Wye Valley. This was the fourth year of this event organised by HacktionLab, the tech-activist collective I'm involved in.
A couple of friends have been asking me about what batteries they require to run a 12volt sound system. I spoke to them about it a bit, recalling what I'd learnt from folks such as Raymundo and Clive Magrec.