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Art and Heart: Grumble, grumble, yay!, meh?
Bad luck about the bike - I’d try taking it back to where you got it. You’re only just outside the…
BBC - Programmes
What I’ve been working on, launched today: a permanent URL for every episode of every TV and radio programme. The data needs much improving and there’s lots more goodness to come…
Colleges and Universities - Education and Schools - Engineering - Technology - Science - New York Times
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering sounds different in a good way. “Learning the skill of how to learn is more important than trying to fill every possible cup of knowledge in every possible discipline.” (via Blech)
Cruciforum: crucially simple
A very simple discussion forum that involves uploading a single file to your website. (via Simon Willison again)
The Information Freeway :: A map of the planet
A very nice viewer for the Open Street Map data. I had no idea they had so much, and it looks gorgeous close-up. (via Simon Willison)
Get Lat Lon - find the latitude and longitude of a point on a map
Wonderfully simple Google Maps tool by Simon Willison for doing what it says. Very handy for me for Pepys’ Diary.
Profiles: Stealing Life: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
Long article about ‘The Wire,’ the show which is so good it ruins all other TV for you. (via Kottke)
Note to self: Delete all cookies from work computer *after* uninstalling Google Browser Sync. Oops, lots of logging in to do now...
A lovely evening: post-launch and goodbye drinks, then a friend's birthday drinks. London++
Bussing to W12 to hand in my gun and badge. OK, laptop.
We launch! One permanent page per episode across TV and Radio: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/ (yes, we know the data is currently dodgy)
Thompson is dressed in iPlayer colours. Subtitles render his "I don't think so" answers to Gavin Esler as "I do nothing so".
Odd day to be at the BBC. Listening to Thompson on the internal broadcast. Coincidentally my final day here.