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2011-01-07 (Friday)


  1. And Now Presenting: Amazing Satellite Images Of The Ghost Cities Of China

    I skipped this link the first couple of times seeing it, but I’m glad I finally looked. Amazing, stunning amounts of development, largely uninhabited. (via BERG)

  2. Simon Reynolds’ 2010 (Playlist by philgyford - Spotify)

    I made a playlist of all of the albums and tracks Simon Reynolds liked most from 2010. Well, those I could find on Spotify, around 50%.

  3. That Gormandizer Man: How London buses are numbered - TfL come up trumps!

    A lovely and interesting email from TfL. I love how historic numbers are maintained/adapted. It’s the kind of thing that has no direct benefit to a company’s profit, but it makes the world a better place.

  4. Cyberspace When You’re Dead -

    Long article about what happens to peoples’ online lives after they die. Good stuff, although I find so many companies’ focus on safeguarding passwords odd; it doesn’t seem like the big problem in this area. (via Haddock)

  5. ThinkUp: Social Media Insights Engine

    Looks fascinating - a PHP/MySQL project you can install which then grabs your Twitter and Facebook network info and processes and graphs it al. (via Preoccupations)


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    I love it when I switch back to a page in iPad Safari and it reloads, erasing the long post I'd written in an Ask Metafilter form.

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    Cake-guilt is going to force me to go for the swim I didn't have this morning because I was too sleepy.

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    @jennylg What browser were you using? Or shouldn't you say? :)

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    Is it possible to eat too much cake? Only one way to find out. It's been nice knowing you.

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    @invisiblecomma I've already done all those searches, but thanks anyway :)

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    I promised Nick Clegg I'd buy him an amazing birthday present but... well, it was only a promise, never mind Nick.

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    Spotify playlist of all of Simon Reynolds' best of 2010 that I could find. Many gaps, but still:

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    @pixellent @moleitau Could you see through walls?

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    If Quora follow notifications are an indication of how many friends and strangers are interested in you… more is better! Stop complaining!

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    "So this SEO copywriter walks into a bar, grill, pub, public house, Irish bar, bartender, drinks, beer, wine, liquor" #nördhumor #seose

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    Should I turn off email notifications from [POPULAR WEB APP] or spend twice as long kvetching about them? SUCH A DILEMMA.