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23 July 2015

Links

  1. Rain.today - Your Daily Source of Natural Rain Sounds

    “A stochastic audio engine generates a realistic rain shower by randomly drawing sounds from different categories such as light rain, heavier rain, thunder, and water sounds.” (via Interconnected)

  2. Previously, On Arrested Development : NPR

    Charting all the running gags over four seasons, including their foreshadowing events. So good. (via Kottke)

Tweets

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @DeanVipond Awww, what a shame. Never mind though - I'm sure the others will have a good holiday without you.

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    @hondanhon Sorry, not interested then, but good luck!

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    @hondanhon Depends… is it a Double Decker?

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    Britain! Season 4 of 'Parks and Recreation' starts on Dave on Monday! Don't say no one told you!

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    @fascinated Quitter. Stand up and fight like a man! Yes, it'll be a doomed advance across a thankless no-mans-land, but still.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    A good example of when using "blogs" to mean "blog posts" is ambiguous: twitter.com/betonykelly/st…

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    If you're interested in our work on Government as a Platform, you can see all our @gdsteam blogs so far here: bit.ly/1CRMmG2

  • philgyford’s avatar

    A brilliant document: gov.uk/government/pub…. Also, confused over the date in the document and the earlier “Last updated” on the page.

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    @holgate @tomcoates @Suw But why go to the bother of updating stats, adding Adobe deal? Why not only double the price?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @tomcoates It has improved, but that does feel like twice the old price for less benefit.

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    @danburzo @deplorableword @rooreynolds Yeah, that seems to be it. Thanks both. If *we* find the web baffling sometimes…

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Re previous question about that @cshirky link on Google, this seems to be the consensus: twitter.com/jwheare/status…

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    @rooreynolds @philgyford it looks like that url is serving different content depending on the referer/user agent, so maybe a hacked cms

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @rooreynolds Really? If I do that I get the google redirect, which redirects to the pill store.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @rooreynolds @cshirky I know, exactly!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    What’s this pill store done for Google to make it look like a genuine @cshirky URL? It leads elsewhere. (2nd result)

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    @whoisdanw I can’t work out why shirky.com/writings/situa… works, but the link to it from Google search results goes to pill stores…

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    @paulpod Are you drunk? You must be drunk.

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    @tomstuart Ah well, it was a good dream while it lasted!

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    @benterrett “I encourage talented people … to become members of the panel.” Nothing at all about how to do so or how the recruitment works.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @iamdanw Yo!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @eliothill That’s pretty much my only memory of it too :)

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Remember Branch? Surprise surprise, it had an Incredible Journey! ourincrediblejourney.tumblr.com/post/124824431… (Just did a sweep of my Drafts, journeys-to-be.)

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @cityofsound When I read that I wondered if "has" should have been "had", given the remainder of the letter.

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    (I know the app’s original days.am domain is now gone; I’m preparing to sound the Incredible Journey foghorn again.)

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    Anyone know if this Days iOS app still exists? web.archive.org/web/2014120723… Can’t see it in app store, but that might be Apple’s shonky search.

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    @wander Does the Days app still exist? I can't find it on the iOS app store, but wondering if it's just Apple's terrible search. Thanks.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @0898CHEATHCO Ta, but not for me. I’m so behind the times it’s like June 2015 here!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I’m guessing that’s it ta. I’ll be patient RT @mattsheret From what @flaneur has tweeted it looks like it's rolling out over a little while.

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    .@phl If I search for ‘Discover Weekly’ I get one playlist made in April by user ‘Sof SK’.

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    .@blogjam @ade_oshineye Thanks, but it’s not there in my playlists. Maybe because I’ve managed to stay on the legacy £5/month plan… grrr.

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    @break2bits Thanks for that. It’s only an Incredible Journey if they close the original service, but I’ve saved a copy… and will wait!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    This “Spotify Discover Weekly” thing I’ve seen people mention sounds great… but I can’t see it anywhere. Where/what is it?

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    @holgate @hondanhon I love the "think outside your box" photo. It's just a man lying on the floor! Get up! Your shirt's dirty!