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14 July 2010

Links

  1. Django Advent

    Finally finished reading this. Are there other sites that have this kind of writing about Django regularly?

  2. Jeffrey Friedl’s Blog » Jeffrey’s “Export to Flickr” Lightroom Plugin

    A bit clunky, interface-wise, but much more configurable and better than the standard Lightroom 3 Flickr plugin. (via @tomtaylor)

  3. 3 bedroom house for sale in St Pauls, St Pauls, EC1A

    Finally, I didn’t know that Christopher Wren church tower on Newgate Street, near St Paul’s, was a house. Only £4.5 million to you!

  4. 4 bedroom house for sale in 41 Cloth Fair, London, EC1A, EC1A

    I’m also fascinated by this huge £5.5 million house on Cloth Fair, just south of Smithfield Market. So big! So expensive!

  5. Commercial property for sale in 141-157 Whitecross Street, London, EC1Y 8JL, EC1Y

    Those derelict shops on Whitecross Street are up for auction, which sounds good. “Only” £3 million…

Tweets

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @shiftrunstop You're also invisible in Tweetie on the Mac. Maybe you should wrap yourselves in bandages so we can see you?

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    "Unfortunately the butterflies turn into fast-food discount coupons" could be the epitaph for so many pointless gizmos. http://bit.ly/cnldHc

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    @macintosh ARG!

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    Twitter is the "Sixth Form Argument Machine".

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    @quinnnorton Phew, finally, thanks! I can get some work done now!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @mik3yb I don't think the quality of the ad and the "worthwhileness" of advertising are related tbh.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Twitter's really great for reducing an argument to black and white. Which is a shame when arguments are usually beautiful rainbows.

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    @moleitau HAYLP! I'm like one of those people playing simultaneous chess matches with many opponents. While not knowing how to play chess.

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    @ianbetteridge Yes, I know. Almost everything I do is inessential. But I hope it has a more worthwhile motive than selling nonsense.

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    @Zoonie I'm sure many people who work in advertising is lovely. Doesn't make me think advertising is lovely.

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    @ianbetteridge So? Doesn't make me think ads are "good". Maybe the content is worth the price of having advertising. Maybe not. Mostly not.

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    @Zoonie No, not the same thing, you're making things way to simple. But then we both only have 140 characters.

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    @ianbetteridge I know. Doesn't make me think the money and effort spent on advertising is good, or that advertising is good for society.

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    @mik3yb I didn't say we shouldn't pay for products/services. BBC is designed to make people want to pay for its content. Fair enough.

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    @dracos It's not the nature of the content, it's the purpose behind it.

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    @Zoonie Worst argument in favour of advertising ever.

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    @schulze Adverts are the vacuous fetid bilge that ruins anything good. (OK, and fund some good things. Damn.)

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    @mildlydiverting But (a) you can buy it on DVD without ads and (b) was Linehan writing it with the aim of selling products?

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    @dracos I have less problem with straight entertainment than I do with money and effort and "genius" being devoted to advertising :)

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    @moleitau Yeah, I was hoping farting around on the Internet would help save humanity, but I may have been deluding myself. Who knew!?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @moleitau Feel grumpy for agreeing but, yes, if advertising geniuses put as much effort into saving humanity as they do selling deodorant...

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @tedmills Glad you liked Luther! Yes, occasionally silly, but also yes, Idris Elba very good and Ruth Wilson's mouth hypnotising.

  • Liked tweets

  • samuelpepys’s avatar

    Set out for home, the sun going down, and we with much pleasure home, talking and pleasing ourselves with the pleasure of this day's work.