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Writing: January 2003

  1. Byliner is reborn

    Byliner, my site that lets you keep track of when (some of) your favourite writers publish new…

  2. How many Americans own passports?

    Investigating the often quoted, and always varying, statistic that “only x per cent of US citizens own passports.”

  3. The stationary city

    Waiting for a gridlock-sparked revolution in London.

  4. More weblogging friends and Trackback confusion

    More friends start weblogging and why Trackback makes no sense whatsoever.

  5. Yay for Rosie!

    The Rosie Butler Ideal Man Application Form is now closed.

  6. My x and my y

    I’m all geo-encoded now.

  7. Gadget bag

    Where I have travelled back in time to make it easy to find a particular bag.

  8. Thayer’s Pork Pies

    I shared my latest batch of flapjacks around the office today and in return got a slice of one of…

  9. Flapjack

    I’ve been experimenting with making flapjack and the current batch is a winner. Here’s the recipe…

  10. Laser Squad by email

    A great time-drainer of my youth returns to haunt me.

  11. Hello Byliner!

    An embarrassing, but relieving, u-turn.

  12. Validation tools

    Two handy things: Checky, a Mozilla validation plug-in, and Amaya, the W3C’s web browser.

  13. Mexican food and restaurants in London

    Originally wondering why the few Mexican restaurants in London are unfortunate tequila fests, rather than tasty taquerias. Now a summary of Mexican eating options in the city.

  14. Akufen

    Last week the New York Times had an interesting article about about the most underrated albums of…

  15. They all start blogging in the end

    My friend Ted has just started a weblog. He lives in Santa Barbara, makes films, writes film…

  16. Bye bye Byliner

    One of my websites, Byliner, is closing down after three years, 50,000 stories and 4,500 writers.

  17. An introduction to weblog terms for weblog readers

    Explaining terms such as weblog, permalink, RSS and Trackback to people who are new to weblogs.

  18. More Pepys and me

    Slashdotting isn’t as fearful as it once was. Radio is very exciting. My voice is OK.

  19. “They both hated DLT”

    Snippets from ‘The Nation’s Favourite: True Adventures of Radio 1’, an extremely gripping read.

  20. It’s all gone a bit Warchalking

    The growing snowball that is interest in the Pepys’ Diary site. Although snowballs don’t take long to melt.