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  1. Password protecting a Django site

    Adding simple htaccess-style password protection to a Django website.

  2. Comments switched off

    I’ve switched comments off on this blog, because of the number of spam comments.

  3. Dreams Of Your Life

    I worked on a project with Hide&Seek, a website themed around the film ‘Dreams Of A Life’.

  4. The Guardian’s iPad edition

    My thoughts on using the ‘Guardian’s iPad edition for a couple of months. It’s good.

  5. Protecting the City

    David Cameron protecting the City of London — not the UK — in Europe.

  6. Work/life balance

    Wondering whether your company providing non-work services helps or hinders work-life balance.

  7. FRSTEE the Snowman

    RIG have just launched the customised Christmas decoration.

  8. ‘Rip It Up And Start Again’ playlist

    I made a 14 hour Spotify playlist of the music from Simon Reynolds’ book.

  9. One dimensional news

    Looking back at my Today’s Guardian site, after using it for a while. And identifying a problem all digital news design seems to have.

  10. Asymmetry

    The asymmetry of how we judge others, at an individual level and as one country to another.

  11. Moving from Delicious to Pinboard

    I’m switching to Pinboard from Delicious.

  12. Drive

    A single scene in ‘Drive’ has stuck with me over all the others.

  13. Being wrong about now

    Why is it OK for the IMF to keep changing their GDP forecasts for the current year?

  14. Two million radio sets capable of broadcasting

    Reviewing Tim Wu’s ‘The Master Switch’, Steve Coll describes how once anyone could broadcast their own radio station.

  15. Postwar by Tony Judt

    Bits of the book that jumped out at me.

  16. Hobbies

    Wondering about hobbies, which seem a rarer idea in the age of the Internet.

  17. They ate the money

    John Lanchester on the feeling of people in Greece and elsewhere about the economic crisis.

  18. Metaphorical warehouses

    What I’ve been up to, work-wise, during the 2010-11 academic year.

  19. Using virtualenv with Django on WebFaction

    Getting a Django site running on WebFaction hosting using virtualenv.

  20. The undercover quanitifed self

    A chunk of Hamish MacGibbon’s father’s life was recorded by the security services, and still readable fifty years later.

  21. Then behave yourselves

    Stephen Sedley in the LRB comparing an intrusive media to a snooping state.

  22. A form of augmented reality

    About a kind of augmented reality that many people already use every day, inspired by Kevin Slavin’s talk.

  23. That’s no city

    Rosemary Hill on the Shard as a “vertical city”.

  24. Today’s Guardian v1.1

    I’ve made some small improvements to my Today’s Guardian website.

  25. Hyphenation on the web

    The state of hyphenation on the web.