Monthly Archives: May 2006

Toddlers 2.0

The experience my kids (2 and 4) have of media is radically different from my experience when I was growing up. Of course, they clamor to watch certain programs and it’s always a challenge to balance the “right” amount of

Posted in Kids, Web 2.0

Dan Learns CSS

So I managed to figure out how to use CSS media queries to make the Mobile version of the blog even better: I’ve hidden the ads, and correctly sized the images. CSS is cool. Really kooky, but cool. The ads

Posted in Web

More on Opera

By the way, I don’t mean to be too down on Opera here. Clearly, Opera are leading the way, both when it comes to mobile browsing and in providing mobile-friendly Web sites (such as Opera Community). Also, I don’t want

Posted in Mobile Web

OK- How About Opera Mobile?

Nope — Opera Mobile somehow had the same problem. I got through editing my post using the phone keypad (actually, due to T9, not as painful as it sounds) but when I was all done and published the post, it

Posted in Mobile Web

OK – Opera Mini Doesn’t Rock

Ok — Opera Mini still needs some work on the content creation side. I tried to make a Blog post earlier and ended up with 2 blank entries, which I only found out about because a friend alerted me. To

Posted in Mobile Web

Off to Edinburgh

Well, tomorrow I’m off to Edinburgh for the WWW conference where I’ll be co-chairing a workshop (where they seem to have posted a bio from me that dates from 2001, but never mind) and participating in the W3C Advisory Committee

Posted in W3C

More on PC Recycling

I actually do my own version of PC Recycling — it’s called the laptop graveyard under my desk. I now have three laptops there from previous generations of technology: First there’s a Powerbook Duo 210. This was my first laptop

Posted in Technology

Pasta Mobiles? It’s Science!

The London Science Museum is featuring an exhibit called “Dead Ringers?” which highlights the problem that discarded phones pose to the environment. By their count, 1712 mobiles a day are upgraded, and if not properly recycled they can leak poisonous

Posted in London, Mobility

Blog Musings

While at the MoMo Global Summit some people I had never met told me that they read my blog. This was a bit of a shock to me. But it got me thinking – I really need to spruce up

Posted in Blogs

Comeks on your Phone and Global Peers

Using Comeks, in 5 minutes I was able to author this on a Nokia N70, including image manipulation, based on a picture that was already there in memory. That’s no mean feat for an application that runs on a phone

Posted in Mobile Monday, Mobile Web, Mobility

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.

More (probably than you ever wanted to know) about Torgo.


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