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Writing: July 2003

  1. Three web widgets

    Three generally unnecessary JavaScripty things that you’ll probably never need, but they’re pretty good solutions if you do.

  2. Open mapping

    Some folk in a German city have generated a set of freely-available mapping data, because authorities in Europe don’t release such information.

  3. Essex signposts and milestones

    A great site of photos of signposts and milestones around Essex. No, it’s interesting.

  4. T610 dimness

    The Sony Ericsson T610 is indeed lovely, but that review was right about the dim screen.

  5. Great ‘24’ review

    A good review of ‘24’ in ‘Sight & Sound’.

  6. Encoding with LAME in iTunes revisited

    There’s a much updated version of the iTunes-LAME Encoder.

  7. Removing languages

    I’ve reinstalled OS X and found a handy utility for removing all the unnecessary language files afterwards.

  8. HTML is for grown ups

    Why HTML is both easy and hard, and two Internet Explorer bugs.

  9. Doonesbury via RSS

    I made an RSS file that links to this week’s ‘Doonesbury’ strips.

  10. And Nancy Banks-Smith too

    Finally, the civilised world can relax. The Guardian’s top telly reviewer is now tracked by Byliner.

  11. Greil Marcus

    Greil Marcus’s ‘Real Life Rock Top Ten’s, once at Salon, are still going over at City Pages. Yes!

  12. Freelance charging

    How much does a freelancer need to charge to equal certain full-time annual salaries?

  13. Birkenstock

    The Guardian’s lack of research, Birkenstock’s new range of shoes, and my fashion dilemmas.

  14. Getting there, slowly…

    Six months in and only 3,000 or so days left to go with Pepys’ Diary. At current rates…