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19 August 2010

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  1. ESPN - OTL: The Franchise - E-ticket

    I like American football but have never played Madden (until trying the demo this evening). I enjoyed this article about the history of the game, and trying to make the first version work on early consoles.

  2. BBC - About the BBC: BBC Genome: The Complete Broadcast History of the BBC

    Wonderful - the BBC is OCRing and making computer-readable, all the programme listings from the ‘Radio Times’ going back to 1922. (via @catfunt)

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    @phl I enjoyed this article about the history of the game, and creating the first version: http://es.pn/atAQmN

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    @phl Yes 360. No intro/help at all. Had *no* idea how to do anything with defense. Offense, maybe, after lots of practice. Still won though.

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    Just tried the demo of Madden 11. Looks incredible. Mostly baffling. Also, despite authenticity all the fans are young, slim and attractive.

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    @gwire That's what they told me when I called the store earlier in the week to ask about queues: "There is no queue, we have no iPhone 4s."

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    @natts Ah, at least they check your pref first time: "How can I allow my friends to check me into Places?" http://bit.ly/dhPaur @jaggeree

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    @natts "your friends can, by default, check you in without your explicit approval or permission." http://bit.ly/duPo4H @jaggeree

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    Thinking about the most embarrassing combinations of Facebook friends I can check in to Places together.

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    Best resource for old areas of London yet, via @stml: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/strype/figures.shtml Thanks!

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    @Zoonie But... that's not on the internet! I don't understand!

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    @antimega Hmm, need more maps. Maps with boundaries.

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    Unsure how to determine the shape of possibly vague areas (Paddington, Smithfield, etc) in the 17th century. May make it up, create history.

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    @moleitau What to do with siliconroundabout.ning.com ? IPO!

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    Just saw a cycle hire employee wiping down each individual bike stand on Golden Lane. Best kept street furniture ever.