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  1. One of today’s futures

    James Bridle’s ‘New Aesthetic’ has got me thinking about today’s futures again, rather than yesterday’s.

  2. Living lightly to cope with disaster

    An article in the LRB about Japan’s historical response to disasters, and how it perhaps used to cope better.

  3. Ships, terrorists, red tape, persons

    Notes from an article about the history of English law.

  4. ‘Always Magic in the Air’ Spotify playlist

    A Spotify playlist of songs discussed in Ken Emerson’s book ‘Always Magic in the Air’.

  5. ‘Always Magic in the Air’ by Ken Emerson

    A review and/or notes on this book about the music that came out of New York’s Brill Building in the 1950s and 60s.

  6. Updated: A Beginner’s Guide to Freelancing

    I’ve updated my long guide to freelancing.

  7. Two billion viewers

    Did two billion people really watch the royal wedding?

  8. My memories of Chipping Hill School

    What I can remember from when I was around five, six and seven.

  9. Funding niche news services

    Matt Edgar’s trying to get a few people to fund a quality, local news serivce for Leeds.

  10. More blogging

    It’s time for more blogging.

  11. What I read on my holiday

    Notes from holiday reading.

  12. My talk about Samuel Pepys’ diary as an online story

    My slides and audio of my talk at SkillSwap Seeking Stories in Brighton.

  13. That dreadful phrase

    The government’s East London Tech City scheme tries to make a single “city” out of two very different places.

  14. Trailers as movies

    I’d love to see a movie or TV show delivered at the same speed as trailers are.

  15. Flexible with strong faces

    Examples of odd and interesting casting calls sent out for adverts.

  16. 1950 suits

    Some stills of men in suits from a 1950 film about cricket.

  17. Embarrassingly pimping

    I spoke at The Story about Pepys’ Diary, and would like to speak about it at more events.

  18. Whoops! by John Lanchester

    Notes on the book about the financial crash.

  19. Papanek on clogs

    BERG’s post about Nike Mayfly shoes reminded me of Victor Papanek talking about clogs.

  20. Misfits is Buffy good

    ‘Misfits’ is great in the same way that ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ was good.

  21. Coins and Experiments

    A pointer to some quotes from a couple of LRB articles that happen to mention Pepys.

  22. Joining Really Interesting Group

    I’m joining Really Interesting Group with some other friendly faces.

  23. Pepys’ Diary data available to play with

    I’ve just released lots of the data behind the site in JSON format for people to make things with.

  24. Today’s Guardian source

    I’ve released the source code for my Today’s Guardian website.

  25. A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich

    A timeline of events mentioned in this lovely history book.