Monthly Archives: October 2004

Photo: Caffé Mobi

This is a little coffee “Hut” on wheels thing that sits outside the Tube station here in East Finchley. They make a surprisingly good latte.

Posted in Misc

This Election Thing

Ok — This blog is not going to be predominantly political, because there are plenty of other blogs out there doing this (such as the highly recommended Shrillblog.) I will, however, say that I am really hoping we can kick

Posted in Politics

BBC NEWS | Magazine | The view from here

Good BBC News article today, capturing some of the American expat experience during the election.

Posted in Politics

Call for Ending Torture

With all the political partisanship in the air, it was refreshing to see this release from Amnesty International, admonishing both presidential candidates to condemn torture and abuse of human rights. We (the U.S.) are just not doing a good job

Posted in Politics

Eye – Key – Ahhh….

So a friend of mine from the States was surprised to hear that they have Ikea here in London. My sister is in St. Petersburg (Russia) this year getting her Master’s — and she reports that there is an Ikea

Posted in Misc


Yes! This blog is now XHTML and CSS compliant. I find it doubly ironic that in order to do what I wanted to do (align images to the right in the posts) in this new “easier” way to publish on

Posted in Blogs, W3C

Accessibility Schaccessibility

So I’m fiddling around with the Blogger template, adding links and such, and I think to myself: “I wonder if this thing produces HTML that is at all accessible?” (As in conforms to the W3C’s accessibility guidelines.) So I test

Posted in Blogs, W3C

Cup of Joe

There is nothing like a good hot cup of Joe. And this freeze-dried stuff I’m drinking is nothing like a good hot cup of Joe. What I wouldn’t give for a good old cup of American-style drip coffee.

Posted in Misc

Frightened to Death of my 4-month-old

So tonight — apart from starting this blog — I am taking care of “the kids” while my wife goes out to a friend’s shower (at a Pub — this is London, remember). The 3-year-old (Alex) is no problem —

Posted in Kids


Doesn’t anyone have “home pages” any more? Whatever happened to “home pages?” Whatever happened to finger files, for that matter? You know — time was that you could find out about anyone on the internet by typing (yes typing) a

Posted in Blogs

Who is Daniel K. Appelquist?

I'm an American ex-pat living in London and an independent consultant and advocate for emerging web technologies, the open web, open source and open data. As well, I am co-chair of the W3C Technical Architecture Group, I am a founder and co-organizer of the Over the Air hack day series and a founder of Mobile Monday London. I'm a former .com CTO and subsequent .com refugee. I am a parent dealing with the increasing complexities of raising children in a hyper-connected world.

If you are so inclined, you may find my public key on

My books:
Mobile Internet for Dummies

For more info, see my Linkedin profile.

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