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Barbicansalvage : Barbican Salvage

21/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

philgyford : Barbicansalvage : Barbican Salvage - There's now a salvage store for Barbican residents wanting to offload or fix their original fittings. Not sure why it's a Yahoo! Group, but still. Photos of retro kitchen fittings.

London Theatre and Concert Venues: What theatregoers tell you, that box office staff do not.

21/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

philgyford : London Theatre and Concert Venues: What theatregoers tell you, that box office staff do not. - Loads of info about shows: reviews and loads of detail about the seats to book or avoid. (via Haddock)

How to do what you love

20/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : How to do what you love

philgyford : How to Do What You Love - Lovely essay. Worth a pile of 'What Color is Your Parachute?'s. Although I don't follow his line about "unpleasant jobs" - no doubt plenty of people have to do whatever job they can get. Other than that: read it.

deusx : How to Do What You Love - "If you know you can love work, you're in the home stretch, and if you know what work you love, you're practically there. "

gleuschk : How to Do What You Love - paul graham's latest, via jimfl

The US version of 'Wife Swap" features a woman called Margaret who at the end of one episode slig...

18/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

plasticbag : The US version of 'Wife Swap" features a woman called Margaret who at the end of one episode slightly freaks out - Protesting about the ungodliness of the home she'd been visiting, she loses her mind in front of the cameras ranting about Darksiders and the devil. Watch to the end of this terrifying piece of Google Video for the pay off. If you can...

philgyford : Trading Spouses Margaret freaking out - Google Video - Very scary video from a US version of "Wife Swap". Now, this woman vs Richard Dawkins would be interesting... (via Plasticbag.org)

Rico - JavaScript for Rich Internet Applications

12/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

philgyford : Rico - JavaScript for Rich Internet Applications - Library for Ajaxy drag-and-drop type stuff, extending prototype.js. (via Tim/twisty)

Find your photographs in Flickr's Interestingness Page

7/01/2006 @ 10:09 UTC

kayodeok : Find your photographs in Flickr's Interestingness Page - The quickest way to feed your compulsive desire to see if your digital photos are listed among the 500 photographs chosen each day for the Flickr Explore page

Nelson Minar : Scout: Flickr Explorer - Helps you find your photos in interestingness on Flickr

philgyford : Scout: Find your photographs in Flickr's Explore - Read between the ads to find the form that lets you see whether/where your photos appear in Flickr's magical Explore pages.

What business are movie theaters in?

4/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

jkottke : What business are movie theaters in? - What business are movie theaters in? The fast-food business, the advertising business, or the movie exhibition business? All three, but they take the movie exhibition business the least seriously.

philgyford : The Popcorn Palace Economy - The thirsty moviegoer fuels the business. By Edward Jay Epstein - On the balance of food/drink, movies and advertising in the profits of cinemas. (via Kottke)

Bitter Brew

31/12/2005 @ 11:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Bitter Brew - Bitter Brew: "I opened a charming neighborhood coffee shop. Then it destroyed my life."

Nelson Minar : Coffee economics - Why running a cafe is a bad idea

philgyford : My coffeehouse nightmare. By Michael Idov - Why not to dream about running a coffeeshop.

Cityofsound: Savile Row and tailoring urban fabric

21/12/2005 @ 16:08 UTC

philgyford : Cityofsound: Savile Row and tailoring urban fabric - Great post from Dan about how developers/landlords squander centuries of space-specific history and community in favour of short-term profit.

Welcome to Arty-kid.coms: Arty kids can turn your children's paintings into lasting masterpieces,...

15/12/2005 @ 14:08 UTC

philgyford : Welcome to Arty-kid.coms: Arty kids can turn your children's paintings into lasting masterpieces, purchase a canvasses, framed print or ceramic set - Kev's started a new business - one for all you people with oh-so-talented kiddywinks.

How Seed magazine's web site was built using Movable Type

14/12/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

jkottke : How Seed magazine's web site was built using Movable Type - How Seed magazine's web site was built using Movable Type. It's not just for blogs anymore. (via airbag) [via]

philgyford : O2b.net » Seedmagazine.com � Lookin’ Good - On using Movable Type as a CMS for Seed magazine's website. Mainly because I need the four MT plug-ins mentioned and I'll forget their names otherwise. (via Kottke)

Windows Live Local

9/12/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

philgyford : Windows Live Local - Amazing new angled aerial maps of bits of America. Here's exactly where I lived in Houston. Rotate the view using the compass. Incredible.

Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time

1/12/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - My addLoadEvent() makes number 9 :) [via]

deusx : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - "If there was ever a universal common.js shared among the entire develosphere, you’d fine these ten (plus one bonus) functions."

Isofarro : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Functions for adding events, cookie manipulation, and clever DOM shortcuts

kayodeok : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - If there was ever a universal common.js shared among the entire develosphere, you’d fine these ten (plus one bonus) functions. It would be the swiss army knife no developer would go into production without.

Nelson Minar : Top 10 Javascript - Fixing the language (via kottke)

znarf : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Essential [via#

Paul Hammond : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - the swiss army knife no developer would go into production without

philgyford : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Some of the most commonly repeated functions. (via Tim/twisty)

Particletree · Quick Guide to Prototype

30/11/2005 @ 11:55 UTC

jimray : Particletree · Quick Guide to Prototype - Oh, this is daaaaamn handy

philgyford : Particletree · Quick Guide to Prototype - Another guide to using the Javascript library. One day I'll use it rather than just post links to documentation. (via Tom Carden)

Full-time freelancing: 10 things learned in 180 days

30/11/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

ricmac : Full-time freelancing: 10 things learned in 180 days

plasticbag : Cameron Moll talks about 180 days of freelancing... - I work freelance for a few months about four / five years ago and I was a disaster. I had no idea how to promote my work, manage cashflow. Total nightmare. I'm only now beginning to think that I'd be capable doing it properly.

philgyford : Full-time freelancing: 10 things learned in 180 days ~ Authentic Boredom - A useful list of things to bear in mind if you're thinking of, or already, freelancing. (via Tom Coates)

advent calendar 2005:: leslie harpold

29/11/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

merlinmann : advent calendar 2005:: leslie harpold - "What's the weirdest/ silliest/ most unusual / funniest Christmas tradition at your house?" Leslie's annual Advent Calendar rules; share your stories and become part of the legend.

philgyford : Advent Calendar 2005 :: Leslie Harpold - Leslie's advent calendar begins today. Send her your personal Christmas memories too (and/or click 'back' to get to the Calendar itself).

jkottke : Submit your holiday story for Leslie Harpold's online Advent calendar - Every year, my friend Leslie does an online Advent calendar (she's #1 on Google for "advent calendar"). This year, she's asking for people (like you!) to submit their favorite holiday stories for use with the calendar.

Pepys' Diary: Thursday 27 November 1662

28/11/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

philgyford : Pepys' Diary: Thursday 27 November 1662 - "But Lord! to see the absurd nature of Englishmen, that cannot forbear laughing and jeering at every thing that looks strange." Nice to know we've progressed in 343 years. Er...

Meet with Approval

24/11/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Meet with Approval - lo-fi meeting scheduler

joshua : MeetWithApproval - nice app for converging on a meeting

plasticbag : MeetWithApproval.com - "Arrange a meeting or event. Work out which day is good for everyone & keep track of who is coming." - This is a lovely piece of kit - pretty easy to assemble, but really elegant. This would be a charming component of a larger social calendaring enterprise.

philgyford : Meet With Approval - "Work out which day is good for everyone and keep track of who is coming..." Great idea, but I wonder if it works in practice. (via Haddock)

RailsOnPairNetworks in Ruby on Rails

23/11/2005 @ 01:56 UTC

philgyford : RailsOnPairNetworks in Ruby on Rails - How to install Ruby on Rails on a Pair.com shared server. Apparently a bit slow though, as FastCGI or mod_ruby can't be used.

Edevil’s weblog » Javascript libraries roundup

19/11/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

philgyford : Edevil’s weblog » Javascript libraries roundup - Handy collection of Javascript libraries for complicated things for future reference. (via Yoz)

Isofarro : Javascript libraries roundup - Huge list of libraries and toolkits for developing JavaScript and AJAX powered applications.

Peter Callesen's Paperworks gallery

17/11/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Peter Callesen's Paperworks gallery - amazing cutout art from sheets of A4 paper; more on his official site

plasticbag : An astonishing set of images of scenes and structures constructed out of paper that sit on or with the original sheet, the negative space of which add context. - It's really difficult to describe. You have to see this, and scroll right down to the end when it starts getting astonishing and almost confusingly great...

gleuschk : a single piece of A4 paper - ho. lee. cow.

philgyford : 와�� 있� �� - Beautiful things made from single sheets of A4 paper. (via Tom Coates)

jkottke : Amazing paper sculptures by Peter Callesen - Amazing paper sculptures by Peter Callesen (more here).

C90 Go: Number 1

10/11/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

philgyford : C90 Go: Number 1 - Reminiscing about music taped from 1988/89's Festive Fifities. Very familiar: I taped the same. I'm an individual like everyone else. (Found when searching for 'Convenience' by Bob.)

Tomlab - Final Fantasy

10/11/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

philgyford : Tomlab - Final Fantasy - One of my photos of Final Fantasy / Owen Pallett is now being used by his label Tomlab (image '6').

Sony BRAVIA - The Advert

10/11/2005 @ 01:56 UTC

Eric Meyer : Sony BRAVIA - The Advert - Remember all those Flickr pictures of a quarter-million superballs let loose on a San Francisco street? Now you can see it in glorious H.264 high resolution (and check those file sizes--sweet!).

philgyford : Sony Bravia - The Advert - I know it's been everywhere. But it's still one of the most beautiful things ever, even if it is an advert.

Panoramic photo of suburban sprawl

3/11/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

jkottke : Panoramic photo of suburban sprawl - Panoramic photo of suburban sprawl near San Ramon, CA. Beautiful and terrifying.

philgyford : Panoramic photograph of suburban sprawl near San Ramon, California | Matt Jalbert - Unreal-looking. Would be great to see this animated over a decade or two. (via Kottke again. He has such good links.)

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