I went along to the Open Data Camp in Douglas. Here’s some of the things I learned about: The IATI (International Aid Transparency Initiative) has guidance about what data governments and organisations should make available, and what format it should be in. The UK government has moved to publishing data using open standards, but it… Continue reading Open Data Camp
Recently, I attended #offcamp – a barcamp style discussion around open data which was organised by @bcs_isleofman and free to attend. The morning sessions were OK and it was good to see that some thought is being given to making data open and available, especially data that has been collected by governments and already paid for… Continue reading The Things are coming…
Analogue signals are great in that they are simple enough to generate and demodulate, but they suffer in that the signal quality degrades when sent over a noisy radio link. With radio voice systems, this is heard as pops, crackle, hiss etc. and the problem gradually gets worse as signals get weaker. Human ears do… Continue reading Digital Voice in Amateur Radio
The Isle of Man has arable land. It has farmers. It has crops. It has livestock. It has a slaughterhouse. It has a dairy. It has the potential to feed itself. However, because of the crazy world we find ourselves in, economies of scale mean that Isle of Man milk and cheese can cost more… Continue reading Food Security
I’ve discussed the need for a hackspace on the island over the years with members of the Isle of Man Linux User group, work colleagues in education, people in the pub, family and friends and they’ve all said what a great idea it would be. Today while out walking the dogs, I noticed this building… Continue reading A Hackspace for the Isle of Man?