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  1. Visit your nearest branch

    I tried to open a business bank account but it was surprisingly hard.

  2. Mappiness development

    Some thoughts on the development process of my Mappiness chart

  3. Mappiness chart

    I made a tool for close analysis of data generated by the Mappiness iPhone app.

  4. Famous exes updated

    The mini music genres post about Famous Exes has new songs.

  5. Mini music genres: Famous exes

    Some songs about past loves who are now famous.

  6. A good morning on Twitter

    Some good stuff from Twitter over breakfast.

  7. What is an incredible journey?

    A duplicate of my post on Our Incredible Journey.

  8. Clumsy-footed idiot

    Trying to learn D3.js. It’s hard. I’m an idiot. I made a simple thing.

  9. Black and white

    The same (good) joke from ‘Frasier’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’.

  10. Collective specular sodomy

    Thinking about how giving and accepting criticism is common in creative writing, design and acting courses, but less so in the workplace.

  11. 20th century email newsletters

    A look at some of the email newsletters I subscribed to in the 1990s.

  12. My year at Berg

    A summary of the work I did at Berg.

  13. Site back to normal

    Brief postmortem after moving all my websites to a new server.

  14. Moving servers

    Things are broken for a bit.

  15. Emails to RSS feed

    How to receive emails as items in an RSS feed using Zapier.

  16. #satire

    On Jenn Schiffer’s pieces on Medium, and people getting or not getting satire, and why Medium’s good for it.

  17. More rubbish

    On writing for the blog.

  18. Quora

    I quite like reading and writing things on Quora.

  19. Some 2013 conference talks to watch

    A selection of apparently really good talks from this year.

  20. The Twelescreen code

    About the code I wrote to make Twelescreen, and what else it can do.

  21. Twelescreen

    I made a big-screen Twitter client devoted to showing Tweets from the UK and US governments and security forces because the Tweets seem scary.

  22. Ask About Going Home

    About a Tumblr I knocked up to highlight the absurdity of the UK Border Agency’s and Home Office’s anti-illegal-immigration campaigns.

  23. ‘Measuring America’ by Andro Linklater

    My notes on this fascinating book about the history of mapping the continent.

  24. My new(ish) job and a decade of freelancing

    On why I decided I needed a proper job after ten years of freelancing.