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Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I have a new geeky toy now that I have been given my own log-in and let lose on data entry on the party's new London political strategy database, Message.Ishihara.

Greens are good for you - eat them all upAside from it being web-based, and having some really irritating bugs involving phone numbers, I am struggling to work out quite how it improves on the old system of simply publishing the strategy in text.

Apparently, only people with certain political views can see these messages, but I can't make head or tail of them. Am I missing something in terms of functionality? What the hell is this message, for instance? All I can see is a load of dots, all the same colour but different sizes.

Answers from other geeks gratefully accepted.

Postscript: I'm supposed to publicise this video, but I'm obviously not having a great day because I can't make head or tail of this either.


Ingrid Polansky said...

Is there another video clip showing how you kindly help people who don't read and write too well to fill in and deliver their postal votes?

Piers Gaveston said...

I must say how much I enjoyed the sentiment expressed in the colourful little button illustrated on your website. Given that de Pfeffel Johnson fagged for me at Eton, I can assure you that, yes, if you ask him nicely, you probably can.