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1 October 2011

Links

  1. The Best (and Worst) of Django

    A presentation covering a few things to do or avoid. Bookmarking it mainly for the settings bit at the end, something I should do better, like this.

  2. Pinboard/Fandom OTP - Renaming tags

    A way to rename any/all of your tags on Pinboard using Python. (via @pinboard)

  3. James Meek · It’s already happened: The NHS Goes Private · LRB 22 September 2011

    Long, good, interesting, righteous-anger-inducing article about the ongoing privatisation of the NHS, and how the service compares to other options. I am struggling not to swear.

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    @IanRou @SimonRetromania Don't have the book so can't compare the playlist I'm afraid. Having compared 'Rip it Up…' I expect there are gaps!

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    @tobybarnes No problem, any time!

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    I'm sure use of shorthand has diminished greatly, but I'm still surprised there's not a single shorthand-learning app in the iTunes store.

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    @moleitau He did up my bike. A very, er, welcoming handshake/hug combo as I recall.

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    @alruii Lighthouse Family are a banker, on a Sunday, wearing a white linen shirt, walking on laminate flooring, holding a mug of Nescafé.

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    @alruii Lighthouse Family are a floor-standing, 80-capacity, black powder-coated "stylish" metal CD stand from Argos.

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    @alruii Lighthouse Family are the sound that's in Tony Blair's head when he's trying to look sincere.

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    @alruii Lighthouse Family are for people who find Simply Red and Seal too avant-garde.