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2008-05-18 (Sunday)


  1. Matthew Johnston’s slideshow on Flickr - Liberty City vs New York City

    Photos comparing bits of New York with their ‘Grand Theft Auto 4’ counterparts. Amazing and beautiful. Sometimes it’s only the quality of the photos that sets them apart. (via Blackbeltjones)

  2. Bristol - Real Time Information

    Real-time information of buses’ departure from bus stops, tracking buses fitted with GPS. Not the most beautifully implemented thing in the world but it looks like it works (eg, try postcode “BS1 5TR”). (via City of Sound)

  3. CR Blog » Blog Archive » The Disappearing World of Soho’s Independent Record Shops

    I was on Berwick St the other day, but didn’t go down far enough to see the demolition opposite Somerfield. I so hope they hang on, but then I buy MP3s over CDs whenever I can, so… (via Alan Connor)

  4. Going Solo: Stowe Boyd - From The Far Side To The Dark Side: A Crash Course In Business Realities For Soloists. Strange Attractor: Picking out patterns in the chaos

    A guide to freelancing. A lot that bears no relation to my experience, but I think I’ve been lucky at making a go of it without much planning (so far). Still interesting and worth a read.

  5. Yahoo downgrades antispam measure after causing BT email chaos | Technology | The Guardian

    Including a quote from “freelance web consultant and blogger Phil Gyford”.

  6. MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU

    I generally think graffiti is just selfish vandalism, including this, but it’s still an impressive feat - a long stop-motion animation using graffiti. Must have taken an age. (via Kevin Kelly)

  7. YouTube - Sony Bravia LCD TV Advert (Play Doh) & “The Making of”

    A TV ad with stop-motion rabbits (which I hadn’t seen until now) followed by a little making of doc. Amazing amounts of coordination to get it all done. (via Ted Mills)


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    Feeling virtuous after clearing real-life inbox of bills/statements and preparing 2 sets of year end financial spreadsheets for accountants.

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    Have un-privated my Twitters. Not entirely convinced that being private had enough benefits to outweigh the downsides.

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    Ahhh, eleven hours sleep and a day to do nothing but potter and catch up on things.