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2011-03-05 (Saturday)


  1. Trailers as movies

    I’d love to see a movie or TV show delivered at the same speed as trailers are.



  1. ASCII by Jason Scott / Archive Team Yahoo Video Final Push (and a rousing speech)

    I sent Archive Team money to pay for 1TB of storage, so they can store more of Yahoo Video, which is being deleted by Yahoo! Every little helps, so maybe send a little? (via Waxy)

  2. MemeTracker: tracking news phrases over the web

    This is the kind of thing I was trying to do for my futures thesis in 2000, only without the data, resources or know-how. (via @aleksk)

  3. LRB · Jeremy Harding · Where the Jihadis Are

    Interesting review of a book that interviews Muslim suicide bombers around the world, and those in the West trying to stop them (Congress, CIA, NATO, etc). Fascinating, but subscribers only.

  4. Making Money | Small Business Advice from Jason Fried of

    Anecdotes about making money, knowing what customers want, practicing, etc. from 37 Signals chap. (via Kottke)

  5. How Many People Have Ever Lived on Earth? - Population Reference Bureau

    The number of people alive today is something like, very vaguely, 6% of all those who ever lived. (via @GreatDismal)


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    @russelldavies A smoking cap might be both more relaxed and more elegant than a fez...

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    I want to see an entire movie told in the same way as a movie trailer. And I wrote about it:

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    I sent @archiveteam cash to pay for 1TB of storage. Every little helps to save some history:

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    I'm never going to change the world by sitting in coffee shops reading the… ooh millionaires' shortbread!

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    @nickludlam Ta! Ordered.

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    @mike_forester Ahh, that’s what I should have looked for rather than angrily tweeting :) Many thanks!

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    @anu Ah ta. No I only really need to use IE to check websites, so Home is probably fine. Just a bit bewildering, so much variety!

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    @anu Not sure what “join domains” means...

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    I want a Windows 7 to install in VMWare. I have XP. Do I need Home/Pro/Ultimate? 32/64 bit? XP Upgrade? I want to pay money, why so hard?!

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    What is it about Amazon that always slows Safari to a beachball-spinning crawl? It’s like being given concrete shoes when you enter a shop.

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    @hamstand Mutual respect, yes. But pedestrians won’t respect conscientious cyclists because the bad cyclists give all of them/us a bad name.

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    Best night's sleep in a while. Eleven hours, uninterrupted, nice dreams. Much better than @samuelpepys' night.