Stephen Fry » Blog Archive » Device and Desires
Splendid essay about all the smartphones he’s owned. He cares, he knows what he’s talking about, he’s such a lovely, lovely geek. (via ChrisDodo)
Shimano pedals PDM324 - on one :: Calderdale’s 2nd biggest bike company
I’m starting to think about clipless pedals and these sound good for me.
Orbicule | Undercover | F.A.Q.
Fascinating software and service to help trace your Mac if it’s stolen. Even sounds vaguely feasible. (via Daring Fireball)
Crooked Timber » » Globollocks Watch
I like the “objective” scoring of articles. I want to do something similar to calculate genuine “newsworthiness”… +1 per person killed, +1 per million dollars stolen, etc. (via Nick Sweeney)
Create completely stunning and fascinating colourful graphs of your Last.fm data. The best way I’ve ever seen of getting a good impression of what you’ve listened to. If only I had data for my whole life of listening. (via Plasticbag)
Last.fm – the Blog · Audio Fingerprinting for Clean Metadata
Help Last.fm identify tracks, albums and artists better, in return for a future free API. Pretty slow going on my ageing PowerBook though. (via Plasticbag)
The Morning News - Still Life
Awesome photo of a shattering ceramic figure. (via Rodcorp)
What single book is the best introduction to your field (or specialization within your field) for laypeople? | Ask MetaFilter
I’m fascinated by the single book that summarises an entire field, and here’s a list of loads. Some are a bit too opinion-based (eg Jane Jacobs, as good as she is) rather than fact-based, but maybe I’m a pedant. (via ChrisDodo)
Cleaned the floors, had dinner, now sorting out a pile of accumulated paperwork while loving music.
I've got to find a good route to cycle between White City and Portland Place, keeping well between the Westway and Hyde Park.
At White City. The smells of workplaces one hasn't visited for a while are incredibly distinctive and proustmadeleine- like.