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2009-01-03 (Saturday)


  1. Television Tropes & Idioms - Home Page

    Big wiki cataloging “devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members’ minds and expectations”. Big, big time sink.

  2. Bandwagon update - Bandwagon Forum

    I thought I’d check out how that iTunes music online backup software was doing and found this exercise in failing to manage users’ expectations. 14 months of “it’ll be ready soon…” Ouch.

  3. Happy New Year by Electrabel - Fubiz™

    Stunning stop-frame animation advert done with thousands of candles. Watch it. (via Drawn!)

  4. Girls who eat their feelings, girls who don’t eat anything… | Ask Metafilter

    List of scenes from movies that explain the different cliques within a school. Looking forward to the YouTube compilation.

  5. ColorBrewer Intro - Selecting Good Color Schemes for Maps

    Handy tool for making color ranges for use on maps, via that Oakland Crimespotting heat maps post.

  6. Oakland crime maps XI: how close, and how bad? (tecznotes)

    Thought process on making heat maps out of the Oakland Crimespotting data. (via Simon Willison)


  • philgyford’s avatar

    Still waiting for someone to say "of course, he wasn't as good as the other Dr Whos".

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Bought more than our fair share of discounted Christmas treats from Waitrose, 50-80% off. Yum. Burp.