Coins and Experiments
A pointer to some quotes from a couple of LRB articles that happen to mention Pepys.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
I love Spotify because I never have to buy music any more. I hate Spotify because I never have to buy music any more.
Struggled to remember the URL required to read the SMS I just heard arrive. Then remembered the URL is: “Get phone out of pocket”.
@wonderlandblog Hyper Sports (1984) had swimming as a section of it.
@dracos Why isn’t the mainstream media covering this outrage?!
@dracos Wow, @macintosh has made a QR code that will kill @danhon’s herd of @rooreynolds when @realmonkeybear eats mistletoe?
@macintosh Wait, what? @rooreynolds killed @danhon with a burrito and is flying @realmonkeybear’s body to Shoreditch? #chinesewhispers
Two-thirds of @dandelionradio’s 2010 Festive Fifty as a Spotify playlist: http://bit.ly/fRuK2c
@tomtaylor Ooh, ta, booked!
@basil I am reading 'Whoops'. It's jolly good isn't it.
US bailouts cost more than Marshall Plan, Louisiana Purchase, S&L crisis, Korean, Vietnam and Iraq wars, New Deal, all of NASA. Together.
@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.
@tomcoates I'm mostly just frustrated that I'll never get round to looking at anything you link to on Twitter over(my)night.
I would join a revolution against an unelected, expensive, in-power-for-decades head of state, but she looks so nice on stamps.
Not only hoping @tomcoates gets a blog, but that he also gets a Delicious/Pinboard account. (Joke, Tom, joke!) (Mostly.)