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Writing

  1. Today’s Guardian fixes

    Describing why the site broke, the quick repair, and aims to get it back to full strength.

  2. Oh, this is so middle class

    My answer to a question on Quora.

  3. Missing things

    Missing things about the old Web.

  4. First sentence

    A great first sentence from an LRB article by Adam Smyth.

  5. API “mashup” suggestions

    Suggestions for quick things to make with JavaScript APIs.

  6. Any ideas for quick API “mashups”?

    Looking for ideas of things to make with Goldsmiths students.

  7. The most profound interest

    No one believed the Wright Brothers could fly.

  8. It is very nice

    I made an iTunes playlist of complete albums and EPs and found all their cover art.

  9. Fixed YouTube favourites

    YouTube favourites should appear in the big RSS feed again.

  10. The natural order of things

    Bits from an LRB review of a book about how socialism has disappeared from America.

  11. What I am, and have been, up to

    I’m freelancing again. It’s fine.

  12. Classic menswear blogs

    A list of the sites I read about tailoring.

  13. Parsing a Wikipedia page’s content with python

    How I ended up grabbing and parsing HTML from Wikipedia pages

  14. Practical Television, February 1952

    I bought a copy of this magazine and it’s got some interesting snippets in it.

  15. Temporary archiving

    Perma.cc’s terms of service include the right to delete anything and close without notice. Not really “the forever business” they promise.

  16. Reading about dancing about architecture

    Trying to find music sites to read, and realising I don’t want to read any of them.

  17. Tech’s tunnel vision

    Trying to imagine a less capitalist worldview for the tech industry.

  18. Booking reference

    When a booking reference isn’t a booking reference.

  19. Visit your nearest branch

    I tried to open a business bank account but it was surprisingly hard.

  20. Mappiness development

    Some thoughts on the development process of my Mappiness chart

  21. Mappiness chart

    I made a tool for close analysis of data generated by the Mappiness iPhone app.

  22. Famous exes updated

    The mini music genres post about Famous Exes has new songs.

  23. Mini music genres: Famous exes

    Some songs about past loves who are now famous.

  24. A good morning on Twitter

    Some good stuff from Twitter over breakfast.

  25. What is an incredible journey?

    A duplicate of my post on Our Incredible Journey.