Writing from July 2012

Placards for everyday life

Last night we went to London Bridge to watch the light show that celebrated the opening of The Shard. The display can only be described as anti-climactic, but there was still a special sight worth watching: my friend and RIG colleague James Bridle carrying a home-made placard reading “ALL HAIL SAURON”:


In Misc on 6 July 2012. Permalink

Face.com closes its API after Facebook purchase

Last month Facebook bought Face.com who, besides having a desirable domain name, do face recognition and detection. They also have an API which feels like some kind of magic: send it an image, or an image’s URL, and it pretty accurately tells you lots of stuff about the faces in it. You can try it out here. When the site was bought, Face.com’s blog said this on 18th June:


In Misc on 10 July 2012. Permalink