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1 September 2013

Writing

  1. ‘Measuring America’ by Andro Linklater

    My notes on this fascinating book about the history of mapping the continent.

Links

  1. The Online Photographer: Open Mike: A Little Site

    Just a nice post on the finances of running a blog as a job - advertising, Amazon affiliate links, selling books, etc. Often precarious.

Tweets

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    @anneholiday I preferred the two original bands before they sold out and became Rural Payments Agency. My fave was The Intervention Board.

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    My brain blanked and I couldn’t remember what Mechanical Turk was called. All I could think was “Amazon Monkeys”.

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    @mildlydiverting @chrislunch A series of Mechanical Turk tasks for people to spend 2 mins recreating a scene as best they can, and photo it.

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    @chrislunch If I was taking this seriously I would be lovlingly recreating an Instagram for every Pepys event. For ten years.

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    @whoisdanw With projected scenery flying past the windows, and train noises piped in? And Task Rabbits rocking the stationary carriage.

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    @blech @paulpod Yes, same with most of mine. There’s only one person I follow on Instagram who’s opened a photo wormhole to the playa.

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    @paulpod I thought the same thing. Seemed more magical when people just disappeared for a week, gone to off-world.

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    @twisty Hello Ross!