Reporting Saturday’s TUC March for the Alternative and UKUncut’s protests against tax dodgers proved the limits of technology. There may be power in a union but if there’re no power points to plug in laptops and mobiles, nobody will know about it.
Broadband access too is key. We posted our first report and video from Starbucks in Villiers Street, near the Embankment. Trying to upload video in Hyde Park via a Vodafone dongle proved fruitless so, with Starbucks on Piccaddilly smashed up, we had to march for the alternative. Café Nero had broadband but no power sockets. I filed with 4% Macbook battery life left. Continue reading
I have removed the recent posts about the press coverage of my nephew’s death.
I do still intend to work with the PCC and any others to improve the system for families who lose a loved on one, but having the posts up was too painful a reminder or recent events.
Maybe in a few years’ time they can become part of the archive again. For now I’d like to thank all those who contacted me or commented. It was all helpful.
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) ballot to elect an editor for The Journalist is run by the electoral reform society using the alternative vote system, (called instant run-off voting in the US).
This is the single transferable voting system for when there is only one elected position – a variation of which elected Boris Johnson mayor or London.
Technical gremlins got in the way of my web news this morning.
Accounts, accounting and accountants are all I have had today.