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18 September 2014

Links

  1. PuPHPet - Online GUI configurator for Puppet & Vagrant

    “A simple GUI to set up virtual machines for Web development.”

  2. The Eggcorn Database

    “This site is devoted to collecting the kind of unusual English spellings that have come to be called eggcorns.” Great reading. (via @joroach)

Tweets

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @minor9th @FutureLearn Ooh, congrats you lot!

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    @whoisdanw “It looks like you’re forming a country. Would you like help?”

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    @iamdanw “Ladies and Gentleman, due to events in the Ukraine and the Middle East the country is moving from DEFCON Whimsy to DEFCON Berg.”

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    @tobias_revell @gsvoss Yes, and that’s a great (sad) thing to track. Just a different angle to my Tumblr :)

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    @tobias_revell @gsvoss Berg wasn’t bought. Nabaztag was before my Tumblr’s time. I was just looking at Sifteo now :)

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    @tobias_revell @gsvoss I haven’t come across any IoT companies that got bought and then closed their original stuff down. Soon, no doubt…

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    @markcridge I’ve never heard such a good argument for letting Scotland separate from the rest of us :)

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    @pdcawley Enough to scratch the itch at least.

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    @pdcawley I haven’t…

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    @tomcoates @moleitau @george08 @annapickard I know it’s wrong, and I’m usually pedantic, but I enjoy the reference, even if no one knows.

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    @tomcoates @moleitau @george08 @annapickard I use it because it sounds and feels nice and because I got it off of fistoffun.net/display.php?pa…

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    My instincts were maybe right, looks like I picked it up from Lee & Herring. fistoffun.net/display.php?pa… (Thanks @johndodds)

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    @johndodds @russelldavies *Applause*! Brilliant. Thanks!

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    @white_mischief Seems a pretty safe bet!

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    @russelldavies I’m sure it’s originally older… but I remember hearing (yes) someone using it knowingly, in ‘90s-ish. So I slavishly copied.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I’ve basically forgotten who I’m referencing, in a way that no one recognises, whenever I use that pleasing-feeling but inaccurate “off of”.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    So maybe it was (also?) the Mary Whitehouse Experience? forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showpost.php?p… Or now I wonder if it was Mark & Lard.

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    @russelldavies Ooh, maybe… Conflicting thoughts here: forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showpost.php?p…

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Was it Lee & Herring who purposely used “off of” a lot. As in “That bloke off of ‘Brookside’”? I thought so, but can’t find any evidence.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Dreamed I didn't go to XOXO. Dreamed I worked at CAB. My subconscious has no imagination.

  • Liked tweets

  • Pinboard’s avatar

    What are kids’ lemonade stands like in Palo Alto? Kids poring over term sheet. No lemonade yet, only an app where you can enter your email