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Writing

  1. ‘Rip It Up And Start Again’ playlist

    I made a 14 hour Spotify playlist of the music from Simon Reynolds’ book.

  2. One dimensional news

    Looking back at my Today’s Guardian site, after using it for a while. And identifying a problem all digital news design seems to have.

  3. Asymmetry

    The asymmetry of how we judge others, at an individual level and as one country to another.

  4. Moving from Delicious to Pinboard

    I’m switching to Pinboard from Delicious.

  5. Drive

    A single scene in ‘Drive’ has stuck with me over all the others.

  6. Being wrong about now

    Why is it OK for the IMF to keep changing their GDP forecasts for the current year?

  7. Two million radio sets capable of broadcasting

    Reviewing Tim Wu’s ‘The Master Switch’, Steve Coll describes how once anyone could broadcast their own radio station.

  8. Postwar by Tony Judt

    Bits of the book that jumped out at me.

  9. Hobbies

    Wondering about hobbies, which seem a rarer idea in the age of the Internet.

  10. They ate the money

    John Lanchester on the feeling of people in Greece and elsewhere about the economic crisis.

  11. Metaphorical warehouses

    What I’ve been up to, work-wise, during the 2010-11 academic year.

  12. Using virtualenv with Django on WebFaction

    Getting a Django site running on WebFaction hosting using virtualenv.

  13. The undercover quanitifed self

    A chunk of Hamish MacGibbon’s father’s life was recorded by the security services, and still readable fifty years later.

  14. Then behave yourselves

    Stephen Sedley in the LRB comparing an intrusive media to a snooping state.

  15. A form of augmented reality

    About a kind of augmented reality that many people already use every day, inspired by Kevin Slavin’s talk.

  16. That’s no city

    Rosemary Hill on the Shard as a “vertical city”.

  17. Today’s Guardian v1.1

    I’ve made some small improvements to my Today’s Guardian website.

  18. Hyphenation on the web

    The state of hyphenation on the web.

  19. One of today’s futures

    James Bridle’s ‘New Aesthetic’ has got me thinking about today’s futures again, rather than yesterday’s.

  20. Living lightly to cope with disaster

    An article in the LRB about Japan’s historical response to disasters, and how it perhaps used to cope better.

  21. Ships, terrorists, red tape, persons

    Notes from an article about the history of English law.

  22. ‘Always Magic in the Air’ Spotify playlist

    A Spotify playlist of songs discussed in Ken Emerson’s book ‘Always Magic in the Air’.

  23. ‘Always Magic in the Air’ by Ken Emerson

    A review and/or notes on this book about the music that came out of New York’s Brill Building in the 1950s and 60s.

  24. Updated: A Beginner’s Guide to Freelancing

    I’ve updated my long guide to freelancing.

  25. Two billion viewers

    Did two billion people really watch the royal wedding?