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2011-02-02 (Wednesday)


  1. Coins and Experiments

    A pointer to some quotes from a couple of LRB articles that happen to mention Pepys.


  1. A Facebook story | A mother’s joy and a family’s sorrow | The Washington Post

    An obviously sad story, but actually bookmarked as an example of an annotated set of Facebook updates as a news story.

  2. Tank Auth authentication library for CodeIgniter

    It’s been a while since I looked at CodeIgniter. Still no really obvious winner to the “how do I just authenticate people dammit?” question, but this looks like a front-runner.

  3. Photo loss blogger to Flickr: You’re f*cking kidding • The Register

    In case you need even more reasons why trusting your stuff to even the most well-meaning third-party services is only as good as their ability to never, ever make a mistake. (via Lee)

  4. The End of Blogging | The New York Observer

    Often, as here, the people noticing “the end of blogging” seem to have a very, very narrow definition of what “blogging” is. Thankfully, they’re wrong. (via Waxy)

  5. On River Maps « somethingaboutmaps

    Not so much for the Harry Beck-style interpretation of the Mississippi River System, but for the interesting explanation of the decisions and compromises involved in the exercise. (via Blech)

  6. Global Village Construction Set - Open Source Ecology

    Creating the fifty “tools/technologies for building post-scarcity, resilient communities” and open-sourcing the plans. (via Kottke)

  7. The difference between the UK, Great Britain, and England [video] - Holy Kaw!

    A very good description of the differences, which was an education to me. I can never remember all of this stuff. (via @tomcoates)


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    I love Spotify because I never have to buy music any more. I hate Spotify because I never have to buy music any more.

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    Struggled to remember the URL required to read the SMS I just heard arrive. Then remembered the URL is: “Get phone out of pocket”.

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    @wonderlandblog Hyper Sports (1984) had swimming as a section of it.

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    @dracos Why isn’t the mainstream media covering this outrage?!

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    @dracos Wow, @macintosh has made a QR code that will kill @danhon’s herd of @rooreynolds when @realmonkeybear eats mistletoe?

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    @macintosh Wait, what? @rooreynolds killed @danhon with a burrito and is flying @realmonkeybear’s body to Shoreditch? #chinesewhispers

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    Two-thirds of @dandelionradio’s 2010 Festive Fifty as a Spotify playlist:

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    @tomtaylor Ooh, ta, booked!

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    @basil I am reading 'Whoops'. It's jolly good isn't it.

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    US bailouts cost more than Marshall Plan, Louisiana Purchase, S&L crisis, Korean, Vietnam and Iraq wars, New Deal, all of NASA. Together.

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    @tomcoates But I can't watch now because I'm on my phone in a coffee shop. Please stay awake and repost in 35 mins, ta, x.

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    @tomcoates I'm mostly just frustrated that I'll never get round to looking at anything you link to on Twitter over(my)night.

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    I would join a revolution against an unelected, expensive, in-power-for-decades head of state, but she looks so nice on stamps.

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    Not only hoping @tomcoates gets a blog, but that he also gets a Delicious/Pinboard account. (Joke, Tom, joke!) (Mostly.)