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Photos posted Saturday 14 February 2015

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Mike Johnston’s 266 (or so) Books By Genre

Over on The Online Photographer the host Mike Johnston recently wrote about a list of books he’s been compiling for some time:


At Septivium on 25 Mar 2013

Practical Television, February 1952

A while back I bought a copy of Practical Television from February 1952. It’s a fascinating look at a time when TVs were new technology and there were societies of people interested in what we might now call “hacking” with their TVs.


In Writing on 15 Feb 2015

On the market: Contemporary art deco-inspired property in Frinton-On-Sea, Essex « WowHaus

It's an odd one this - I *think* it's actually a converted more conventional house, rather than a complete new build. If you look at satellite photos you'll see a rectangular house, with no curving frontage, on that plot. It seems an oddly expensive property for Frinton.

A comment on another site on 8 Feb 2015

A new design

When I rebuilt this site at the beginning of 2013, ready for the second cycle of the diary, I didn’t have time to finish the design of the pages. While all the behind-the-scenes code had been built from scratch, the visible parts didn’t get much attention. The monochrome look was functional but didn’t give the impression a website about a 17th century character should.


At Pepys' Diary Site News on 17 Jan 2015

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I live in London, UK. I have been developing and designing things on the internet for nearly 20 years and currently do this at Citizens Advice. I have previously been an acting student, modelmaker, illustrator and futurist. More about me.

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Recently listened to music

  1. De La Soul - Patti Dooke
  2. The Kinks - See My Friend
  3. Way Yes - Important
  4. Ash - Jack Names the Planets
  5. Camera Obscura - Houseboat

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