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5 March 2008

Writing

  1. Hanging on to the reins

    We spent a few weeks doing chorus work at the end of this term, but after all that I’m still clueless as to what makes a good chorus piece.

Links

  1. Litmus: Pricing and signup

    24 hours passes now available for this Browsercam-like site for testing web pages and emails against different rendering engines. (via Daring Fireball)

  2. Yahoo! Developer Network: Fire Eagle Launches - O’Reilly Conferences

    Tom Coates launching Fire Eagle. Yay congratulations Tom (and team)! We miss you over here you know.

  3. Equidistant Objects with CSS - CSS-Tricks

    Spacing things out horizontally with CSS. (via Simon Willison)

  4. Fundable Online Fundraising

    Ask people to pledge money to something you do. No one pays anything until you reach your funding target. (via Kevin Kelly)

  5. Kevin Kelly - The Technium - 1,000 True Fans

    The idea that you only need a relatively small number of people willing to pay you occasionally for your work in order to make a living. (Stewart Lee suggested he needed 7,000 fans in 2005.)

  6. AntiRSI - TECH.inhelsinki.nl

    I’ve tried a few apps that nag you to take a break from the computer. I was using TimeOut but this manages to be both more subtle and more insistent.

  7. Eric’s Archived Thoughts: Reset Reloaded

    I keep Googling this, so bookmarking it might be easier.

  8. Leather Backpacks

    More leather backpacks. Fewer recommendations for these that I’ve seen.

  9. Briefcases from the Saddleback Leather, Co..

    Expensive, lovely-looking bags. But comments on some forums suggest the workmanship doesn’t live up to this site’s hype.

  10. Laptop Backpacks by booq(R)

    I’ve spent a lot of time researching nice backpacks, not finding much that’s practical and looks good. These are current front-runners.

  11. Save the Railway Path | The campaign to save the Bristol to Bath cycle path from being turned into a bus-lane

    Protest site over some daffy plans to let buses run alongside the peaceful but well-used Bristol to Bath cycle path.

  12. Cityofsound: Robin Hood Gardens is not the same as a digital model of Robin Hood Gardens

    Dan Hill’s excellent summary of the protest going on over plans to demolish the London housing estate. I hope they renovate rather than destroy.

  13. David Cameron: More people engaged in local life means local politics revitalised

    Cameron wants more local government data published online in open formats for people to do stuff with. Cites TheyWorkForYou.com. (via Alan Connor)

  14. Automatic writing | eG weekly | EducationGuardian.co.uk

    Fascinating. Philip M Parker can generate a book automatically when someone orders it. I stumbled across one for sale on Amazon. (via Haddock)

Tweets

  • philgyford’s avatar

    As planned, a desperate Twitter resulted in me finding the solution moments later. Hah! Now, work over, on to Pepys, email, etc.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Hours spent trying to get GD to work on my Mac. Now trying to revert to previous version of PHP5 and failing. Grrr. I need my own sysadmin.