Web content arms race

The superpowers of the web are constantly coming up with new formats for online content. Over the past year we have seen Air from Adobe and Silverlight - the touted "Flash-killer" - from Microsoft. In addition, widgets, mashups, RSS feeds, AJAX, podcasts, wikis and more continue to gain ground. But, just cause they are new and cool - does that mean you need them?

When should you say YES and - more importantly - when should you say NO to a new format? Read this post in full on the iQBlog.

450km in 7 days on Corsica

Have just returned from another cycling trip to a Meditteranean island. Last year it was Sardinia. This year Corsica. Myself and my brothers journeyed around the coast from Bastia to Ajaccio. Despite 2 days of very heavy, west-of-ireland style rain, we had an excellent time. (A photo of me (middle) with 2 of my brothers overlooking the magnificent Corsican coast is shown below.) A photo of Shane with 2 of his brothers overlooking the Corsican coast In comparision with Sardinia, Corsica is very mountainous. This meant lots of climbing uphill and wonderful freewheeling descents. The highest ascent was 1,101 metres (higher than Carrauntuohil, Ireland's highest mountain).