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  1. Set beats-per-minute in iTunes

    A handy thing for tapping along to MP3s and setting their BPMs. The world’s gone wonderfully mad.

  2. EtCon photos

    I’ll shut up about the bloody thing soon, but until then, here’s the handful of photos…

  3. Home and catching up on EtCon

    All the Hydra collaborative session notes are now together online, and some of the presentation files too. And more about Hydra.

  4. EtCon day 3

    More good stuff: How Google stays good, nanotech and tiny devices, lots of collaborative notes.

  5. EtCon day 2

    Alan Kay’s amazing Squeak, Clay praising Pepys’ Diary, Stewart Butterfield on games, and too much more.

  6. The first day of EtCon sessions

    Surviving a migraine, I managed to catch some sessions that ranged from fascinating to “oh my god, who are these people!?”

  7. Another day in San Jose

    We got a lovely reception when we arrived to register at Etcon on Tuesday morning. The lady with…

  8. Riding on city buses for a hobby is sad

    Lots of slow travelling around Silicon Valley as friends gradually colonise the area.

  9. Walton from the air

    Aerial photos of Walton-on-the-Naze and the town’s beautiful backwater.

  10. Heading to EtCon

    It’s all very last minute, but next week I’ll be attending the O’Reilly Emerging…

  11. Byliner RSS feeds

    Read your favourite writers from around the web via RSS. And read about the cunning caching method involved.

  12. More UpMyStreet

    Coverage of the continuing UpMyStreet administration and analogies for Administrators.

  13. Haddock Blogs problem

    Sorry about the flood of Live Journal entries — they seem to have changed all their URLs. Hopefully it’ll be OK from now on.

  14. London tours

    You can do tours of the old hotel at St Pancras and the Freemasons’ Grand Lodge in Covent Garden.

  15. Tax-efficient giving

    How to maximise your charitable donations for the benefit of both you and the charities.

  16. UpMyStreet Falco

    UpMyStreet, my employer, is up for sale.

  17. Geo-encoding UpMyStreet

    UpMyStreet is already geo-encoded in a way of course, as almost every page contains specific…

  18. That summer feeling

    With British Summer Time looming this weekend I wondered whether I’d need to change the…

  19. Do as Cal says

    Cal has a great article about writing robust PHP. Specifically, making it less vulnerable to…

  20. Questioning time

    What he said. Last night, unable to find anything on TV that wasn’t about the war, that…

  21. Ethical ISAs

    Options for saving money that aren’t going to make the world even worse than it already is.

  22. “New!” markers in Movable Type

    A method of marking entries or comments as new since a user’s last visit.

  23. New old photos

    Photos of Madrid, Chamonix, Philadelphia and Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex.

  24. Happy birthday Wired

    Wired is ten years old. Gary Wolf writes about what things were like ten years ago. But nothing in…