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3 December 2013

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  1. Rap Stats | Rap Genius

    I love hearing songs that mention Internet things when they’re still pretty new. A graph showing usage of social media brand names over time. (via Kottke)

  2. Anatomy of a failed rendition

    James, better than ever, digging into the network to track the plane, hired by the Home Office, that failed to deport a hunger striker, too weak to see or stand, from the UK. “…climbing and banking to avoid thunderheads and moral accountability.”

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    @holgate @ianbetteridge Exactly why the developer this evening said they couldn’t put social housing in the converted YMCA.

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    Barbican YMCA won't have social housing because there's no room for a separate entrance. Wouldn't want plebs mixing with everyone else. FFS.

    City of London, England, United Kingdom

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    @irvinebrown @tomcoates Just off the top of my head. But I was wondering *exactly* this this morning too.

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    @irvinebrown @tomcoates Because they tend to focus on objects or services, which need design, rather than people, plot or relationships?

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    @dotcode @tomcoates No. No I didn’t. If I did I’ve tried to forget. So it doesn’t count. And I’m not clicking that.

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    The Third Great Person I Have Previously Had Desks Opposite: “@tomcoates: @philgyford Good luck with that. I'm in bed.”

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    Having RT’d things from Two Great People I Have Previously Had Desks Opposite, I’m now waiting for @tomcoates to link to something good too…

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    So good. “@jamesbridle: … booktwo.org/notebook/anato… a blog post on private jets, aircraft tracking, and the deportation of Ifa Musawa.”

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    Another wisely cynical piece: “@harikunzru: Why the Amazon drone story is nonsense wrd.cm/18i8Mez

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    @whoisdanw Why haven’t we seen design fiction set in kebab shops, fried chicken shops or greasy spoons? Why only indie coffee shops? WHY?

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    @mildlydiverting Nuts. I don’t know if an MS from Uni of Houston Clear-Lake counts… if so I can cross off those vague long-term thoughts.

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    @mildlydiverting @ianbetteridge @pixellent @tomstuart Ouch, I didn’t know about ELQ. How can it cost so much?!

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    @anneholiday One looks at a passing MPS helicopter; the new guy plans to kill his bandmate; the bandmate looks keenly at the catering table.

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    @megpickard @spaceboy I haven’t been here for Christmas yet. I can only imagine the jolly festive japes to come.

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    @mildlydiverting @tomskitomski @Zoonie We made a Kanban wall yesterday. About to have our first stand-up. Small steps.

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    @spaceboy Thanks, but we have perennial bunting.

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    Re last night’s question, an article about Amazon Prime Air that’s rightly critical theguardian.com/commentisfree/… thx @JamesWallis @stephen_abbott

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    @spaceboy So zany.

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    @whoisdanw Yes, that’s what I thought. Started off promisingly but then…