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Ryder Cup blog

I’m delighted to see that all my nagging of my old friend John Prendergast has paid off and he has started a blog!

However, I wouldn’t have been more surprised if it was about crochet! I never knew John was a closet golf fan.

John’s is the Ryder Cup blog (the Ryder cup is the biennial golf competition between Europe and the US). The Ryder cup is being held in Ireland this year.

John has all the Ryder Cup info on his blog from the Park and Ride facilities to security arrangements (no mobile phones allowed – security my arse, they just don’t want any camera phones getting news out before Sky do!) to player profiles.

John also makes use of Microsoft’s Live Local mapping to put up maps of the area and he has and a great looking template too.

Good stuff John – as someone who knows nothing about golf, even I found this site interesting!

Sky News Live at Five team starts a blog with bugs!

The Sky News Live at Five program has started a blog – welcome to the world of blogs Jeremy and the Live at Five team.

However, the blog could stand some improvements (from a technical perspective) – for instance:

  • (the site doesn’t conform to web standards,
  • it doesn’t allow trackbacks or pingbacks,
  • it doesn’t allow comment authors to include the address of their own blog (if they have one) and
  • worst of all, it publishes commenter’s email addresses (when you Preview a comment), even though it states

We ask you to tell us your email address when you contribute, so we know you’re serious, but this won’t be published on the site.

Still, it is good to see a large news organisation dipping their toes into the blogosphere – as Fr. Ted might have said “Up with that kind of thing!”