Bits of the book that jumped out at me.
Taking projections of declining birth rates literally results in Hong Kong’s population dying out in 2798, Brazil by year 5000.
Meant to link to this a while back. CityMaps2Go was a really nice offline map viewer for iPhone while I was on holiday. Vector-based, so good detail, and no roaming charges.
Some nice looking (printed, not electronic) city maps. (via @antimega)
A very nice guide to how to list something on this “community marketplace”. Scroll down and things move… (via @mattb)
Tony Judt: “Whereas Margaret Thatcher believed in privatisation as something akin to a moral good, Tony Blair just likes rich people.” Zing!
When “the pengo was replaced…in August 1946 the dollar value of all Hungarian banknotes in circulation was just one-thousandth of one cent.”
@designswarm Wait, I thought *I* was The Man? I’ve been demoted?!
Someone posts asking for ideas for a new TV show to an excessive Basecamp CC list. Current winning idea: “I am now on holiday”.
@antimega Ah. It’s slowish but usable on the 4.
@antimega I liked this more than OffMaps for reasons I forget, but haven’t tried Lonely Planet.
@antimega Nice. I used CityMaps2Go ulmon.com/offlinemaps for offline, vector-based phone maps and they were handy when abroad.
@tomtaylor You should be here in the coding carnival. Big up to all the frameworks! Coding people how you feeeliiiinnnngggg!!???
@shaunsavage_etc @stml That we’re both now Googling “EdgeRank” tells you all you need to know. I expect we’re *too* cutting edge. Yes.
@chrislunch There have been some recent, ah, events that the Victorian transcribers of the diary saw fit to omit...
@pixellent On the plus side, his eyesight’s going so he doesn’t seem to write as much. Yay! Hmm.
@ancient_james So impatient! Browsers are still new technology. Give them another fifteen years or so to bed down.