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17 February 2014

Writing

  1. The thing I unexpectedly like best about Snapchat

    Why I’m enjoying Snapchat.

Links

  1. We Don’t Sell Saddles Here

    Really good in-house memo from Stewart Butterfield to the Slack team on what they need to do to build their customer base, for a product that most people don’t know they need.

Tweets

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    If you ever thought the cookie warning you’ve been forced to put on your website was onerous, at least it’s not this starpubs.co.uk

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    just launched faxyourgp.com - #caredata #faxyourgp

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    I wrote about the thing I unexpectedly like best about Snapchat: gyford.com/phil/writing/2…

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    (To clarify earlier tweet, ViziCities isn’t just a 3D map of London, but everywhere (that has the data). vizicities.apps.rawk.es )

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    @robhawkes I’ve belatedly realised that, yes! Good work!

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    Ooh, new ViziCities demo (3D London model), and you can install your own off of GitHub: vizicities.apps.rawk.es

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    @Beeker I might start a new social network, devoted solely to letting me know when programmes I like are coming on telly.

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    @boutique_felix That sounded negative - I like it, more than a mouse. I just prefer the position of a MacBook trackpad - less side movement.

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    @boutique_felix Yes, I do. Prefer using a trackpad on a MacBook though, but I’m on an iMac at work.

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    @agpublic I’d assume Google would pull out more author names if they could: news.google.com/news Only a few there.

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    @agpublic I *guess* it’s still hard. I’m not sure what you’d do with being 90% certain you know which bit of text is an author’s name.

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    @agpublic It’s really basic, very common, data, but very hard to work out from a page’s HTML. (Not that I’m a semantic web nut.)

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    @agpublic A simple problem from a past project: Try to programatically find the authors and publish date of articles on any website.

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    @alruii Oh yes, I forgot that. That was annoying. I guess I assumed it was more audio fingerprinting or something.

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    Of the De La Soul albums I grabbed, iTunes Match matched most of two of them, but not three others. Not sure I understand iTunes Match.

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    @mattsheret Ahhh, good, right, OK :)

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    @mattsheret Really what? I haven't seen it yet.