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14 January 2011

Writing

  1. A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich

    A timeline of events mentioned in this lovely history book.

Tweets

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    @tomcoates Oh, thank god for that.

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    @suegyford I assumed it was something everyone would have seen already, but apparently not!

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    @jwheare @abscond Good, I'm glad we've agreed on that.

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    @jwheare No it's not.

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    @abscond Does it?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @stml No it doesn't.

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    @chrislunch Ssshhh, don't mention Douglas the Lurpak man. It's off-brand and they'll get ad-spasms.

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    RT @dorianfm: itunes.apple.com/gb/app/retrotu… "Option to add a subtle record hiss/pops to your songs as they play" // And there we go!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @paulpod Ha yes. Also, the "Peel filter" which every so often plays a track too fast or slow.

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    Folks, please don't take an analogy crammed into 140 characters *too* seriously. I'll have to blog if you carry on :)

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    @imakec02 Garageband is a long, long way from Instagram or the sepia filter on your digital camera.

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    @imakec02 Not for bog-standard consumer listening, like photo filters.

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    @sam_andrews Yeah. People show off photos+effects, while music listening is purely personal. But still, why like old visuals, but not audio?

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    (If people love their dumb retro photo filters, why aren't there retro audio filters: AM Radio; Crackly Vinyl; Stretched Tape?)

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    Wanted: iTunes plugin that, between tracks, plays the sound of a 7" falling from a stack to the turntable, then vinyl crackling...

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    @gilest "It's not too soon," he said / "It's not too soon at all" / "You might as well be dead," he said / "If you're afraid to fall."

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    @scaryredhair @danhon No, I'm not going to SXSW this year. Have fun!

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    @maxgadney Maybe just some polite clapping next time.

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    @morrick They don't need to feel spoiled in order to break the rules unfortunately. (I say all this as a cyclist myself.)

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    @gilest I want the "Change iTunes playlist to what Giles has tweeted" AppleScript. Doing it manually every time is a faff. (Love that album)

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    @maxgadney Good, nothing as satisfying as a policeman berating errant cyclists.

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    Cyclists: You should only disobey the rules of the road if you have an alien in your basket and are trying to escape the secret service.