We run beginners courses all the time in Liffey Archers!
Clay Shirky gave a great TED talk about why the SOPA bill in the USA was a bad idea and it has rightly been quashed under increased internet pressure.
Here in Ireland it would appear we have a smilar issue but it won’t be discussed by the government but will be just written into law by a junior minister.
This would not be a good idea I think as it would cause the same problems as the US were trying to avoid and would essentially mean the end of access to sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc and if you can’t use these sites here I would imagine their parent companies who all have their European headquarters or major offices here, wouldn’t be staying very long and their jobs would go with them…
Sign the petition against this in Ireland here: http://stopsopaireland.com/
I just found out about this site – Minus – which allows you to share all kinds of files privately and publicly. It’s easier to use and link to the specific file than I’ve found with DropBox (which I won’t be getting rid of, great for syncing folders and files from home and office!).
If you want to sign up, use this link: http://min.us/r6DdYmuk and we both get extra space – FREE!
I like this, it’s a great idea to get people talking about what you are all about. Printing on a single piece of paper and getting people to share it.
When I started getting into building and designing websites I used FrontPage which was great at the time but then I started getting my head around CSS and the code MS put in was horrible…