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6 May 2011

Writing

  1. Updated: A Beginner’s Guide to Freelancing

    I’ve updated my long guide to freelancing.

  2. Two billion viewers

    Did two billion people really watch the royal wedding?

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  1. Two billion people and the royal wedding: pretty damned unlikely - Boing Boing

    “starfish and coffee”, you’re assuming a (perhaps ill-judged) throwaway comment for the purpose of…

Links

  1. Topsify - Top 40 chart playlists for Spotify

    Exactly what I was after — I feel I should listen to the Top 40 once in a while and maybe this will help me do it. But the charts are in the “wrong” order, with number 1 first.

  2. A beginner’s guide to freelancing (Phil Gyford’s website)

    I’ve updated and expanded my lengthy guide to freelancing (originally written 2006). More stuff about limited companies, other tips, and mentions of Twitter.

Tweets

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    BBC should have kept TOTP going even if the current viewing figures were tiny… it's an investment in footage for use in the future. Serious.

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    @realmonkeybear I'd never have guessed some of these bands would have been on 'Top of The Pops'. PWEI?!

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    Oceanic, 'Insanity'. It's only a short step from this to broadcasting old episodes of 'Hitman and Her'. Retro can go too far.

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    With @maryloosemore watching Madchester bands mime on 'Top of the Pops' in 1991 on BBC Four. TWENTY YEARS AGO! 20!OMG!! Singing along.

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    <tipsy>Isn't London great.</tipsy>

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    @infovore I think PHP has a top-level function especially for that. Well, chances are.

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    The sound of applause echoes across Shoreditch. “Is the bubble back?”

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    My ‘Beginner’s Guide to Freelancing’ is now updated: http://bit.ly/mvIhsJ Thanks for feedback. Let me know of anything that could be better.

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    @corinthino Very good point - done! Thanks.

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    @chrislunch @Zoonie @dracos GET IT RIGHT NEXT TIME!

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    @dracos You could certainly have a “near full time commitment” plus another “near full time” job. (LOL! Tell another one!)

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    @corinthino Well yes, that’s my point - it’s nonsense :)

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    @chrislunch @dracos Man, I can’t wait for your stand-up gig Chris. It’ll be a right laugh!

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    @dracos I take “unemployed” to mean “having no job at all”. Which implies the lost councillorship was the person’s only job.

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    eg “the vast majority of Councillors have full time jobs, families and hobbies” http://bit.ly/kYz2B3

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    @dracos No - I could be paid £100k a year for an hour a week (I wish) but it doesn’t make it a full time job. I’m talking time, not money.

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    @dracos Seems like schmeems like. Would be genuinely interested to see how many have full time jobs too.

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    @dracos Yes, but... I bet being a councillor is not a “job” for very many of them at all.

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    @chrislunch LMFAO

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    Did two billion people really watch the royal wedding, as the news says? Me, writing: http://bit.ly/im9oSy

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    @chrislunch I’m perfectly aware of it, but “unemployment” doesn’t seem to apply :)

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    @chrislunch You seem to be assuming that being a councillor is an actual job, rather than something done in free time.

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    What looks like an army chopper patrolling Shoreditch. Someone spotted wearing a pair of shoes from last season.