Month: August 2013

  • Techy/Old posts: What is FTP?

    This post was originally published, commercially, in “Archive Magazine” Volume 13/Issue 9 (June 2000) pages 45-47. This article was written for publication by Archive Magazine in response to a request by the editor for an article covering FTP. What Is FTP? Richard Chiswell A few years ago (around the time of the BBC Micros), the […]

  • About me: Inter(net)esting dates

    Here’s my “interest internet related dates”, what are yours? (I’ve highlighted “key dates”) * November 1994: [general] Amazon.com founded * November 1994: Started a public domain software library for BBC computer software * December 1994: Changed the public domain software library to promote RISC OS software (upon purchase of an Acorn A3010) * 1995: Started […]

  • VistaPrint: Spammers

    I’ve just received a spam email from VistaPrint (I have been a customer of theirs before, but not under the email address they targeted, and will now never use them again) and, taking a leaf out of RevK’s book, I’m sending them a notification of breach of the The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) […]