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5 September 2017

Writing

  1. D3.js book series dates charts

    I’ve written a thing in D3.js to draw charts that show when books in a series are set, compared with the dates on which they were published.

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  • philgyford’s avatar

    @dracos Thanks, but I’m pretty sure I’d never been to Peckham back then.

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    @suegyford If only I had that data! I was so slapdash in my younger days.

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    Another quiz! Anyone know where a Spotlight record shop is/was? Probably somewhere in London or Bristol.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @megpickard @zzgavin The one on the left is quite like some I have which are Fopp, because the say so on the (larger) label. Not sure if this is the same though.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I should have spotted this. One down… twitter.com/DeanVipond/sta…

    DeanVipond’s avatar

    @philgyford The one on the right has a round Virgin one, under the big orange one if that helps.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @DeanVipond Oh yes, I should have spotted that! Good work!

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    @dwlt No problem! No worse than my guesses :)

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @dwlt Ah, good thinking, ta. I can’t remember the last time I went into a Fopp!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @zzgavin Ta. That’d be my guess… I’m just not as confident as I’d like to be :)

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Does anyone recognise these labels on CDs? Which shop they’re from? Fopp? HMV? Somewhere else?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I made some D3.js charts showing the years covered by books in a series compared to their publishing dates gyford.com/phil/writing/2…

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    @HowToWinAgainst Just arrived in the Barbican Library! (I’m not opening it; no spoilers.)

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    @antimega @ukglo I miss the Simply Sausages shop.

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  • suegyford’s avatar

    @philgyford Philip Gyford, are you making a spreadsheet of where all your CDs came from? *drums fingers*

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