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20 December 2017

Writing

  1. I’ll meet you in Cathedrals

    On the Fitzrovia/Bloomsbury border; Foursquare’s peculiar names for London neighbourhoods; and the Northbank and Midtown Business Improvement Districts.

Links

  1. Learn ES2015 · Babel

    “A detailed overview of ECMAScript 2015 features.” (via FaveJet)

  2. The Problem with Muzak | Liz Pelly

    Although I love having so much music available in Spotify, I’m increasingly aware how often I use it unthinkingly just for “background music for working” which I’m not very proud of. So even aside from these odd industry-changing effects, I’m feeling uneasy about Spotify.

Tweets

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @kevinmarks I don't know how one would fix this stuff other than getting locals to vote on every possible location's containing areas...

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @phl Don’t they? Like, they could fit right in if London was expanded to fit some new bits in the middle.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @GreatDismal Your question prompted me to write this about the Fitzrovia/Bloomsbury border; @Foursquare’s odd names for London neighbourhoods; and the Northbank and Midtown Business Improvement Districts: gyford.com/phil/writing/2…

  • philgyford’s avatar

    “I’ll meet you in Cathedrals”. I wrote about the Fitzrovia/Bloomsbury border; @Foursquare’s odd names for London neighbourhoods; and the Northbank and Midtown Business Improvement Districts. gyford.com/phil/writing/2…

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @GreatDismal @samuel_wade This suggests that what's now Fitzrovia used to be considered the northern part of Soho hidden-london.com/gazetteer/fitz… Bohemian re-branding!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @GreatDismal I’d concur with those saying Fitzrovia is west of Tottenham Court Road. Maybe Bloomsbury but I’d say “just off TCR, next to Heals”. Lots of little bits of London just don’t fit comfortably into named areas and it sounds weird to shoehorn them in.

  • Liked tweets

  • anildash’s avatar

    What makes a smart device “smart”?

    • Surveillance of your activity
    • Breaks without an internet connection
    • Monthly subscription fee