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The Present Sound of London by Giles Turnbull - The Morning News

17/07/2009 @ 14:00 UTC

philgyford : The Present Sound of London by Giles Turnbull - The Morning News - I was sceptical about this -- "I don't have time to listen to sounds!" "I live in London, I don't need to hear it through a computer!" -- but it's really quite lovely in its framing of brief moments of life. Would like t

Lighthouse - Beautifully Simple Issue Tracking

17/07/2009 @ 14:00 UTC

philgyford : Lighthouse - Beautifully Simple Issue Tracking - Another simple, pretty bug tracking web app thingummy.

IanVisits: London Events Calendar

16/07/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Simon Willison : IanVisits: London Events Calendar - IanVisits: London Events Calendar. Ian Mansfield maintains a superb calendar of cultural (and geeky) events in London. Lectures, tours, bat walks, film screenings... did you know there’s a Festival of Model Tramways this weekend?

philgyford : IanVisits London Events Guide - Fantastic guide of interesting things going on in London. I'd like an iCal file, but otherwise, handy stuff. (via Simon Willison)

Taking a walk in the clouds - Times Online

13/07/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

philgyford : Taking a walk in the clouds - Times Online - An article from 2004 by Bob Stanley on London's raised pedestrian walkways. (via Blech)

Social Media Icons

9/07/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Social Media Icons - Social Media Icons. Paul Robert Lloyd: “ In the past I’ve used site favicons, but these can often be visually inconsistent?—so he’s put together a tasty set of icons for different social websites with a consistent visual feel, available in fou

philgyford : Social Media Icons — Paul Robert Lloyd - Handy sometime I expect. Standardised icons for services, in four sizes.

John Resig on Glow

8/07/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Simon Willison : John Resig on Glow - John Resig on Glow. John criticises Glow for reinventing the wheel—BBC insiders respond in the comments below.

philgyford : Hacker News | The BBC's Glow effort has always confused me. They were using jQuery on the main... - John Resig, the chap behind jQuery, wondering (like many people I imagine) why the BBC wrote its own bespoke JavaScript framework. (via Haddock)

emptyage : Are You Going to San Francisco

8/07/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

deusx : emptyage : Are You Going to San Francisco - "1. Live in San Francisco. 2. Jump in the water. 3. Eat the food .4. Get a bike 5. Make real friends 6. Be real yourself"

philgyford : Emptyage : Are You Going to San Francisco - How to make the most of living in SF. Wouldn't that be very lovely? Anyway, I think these could probably be generalised as to how to enjoy any city. (via Kottke)

Notes.husk.org. The City Of London Highwalks.

7/07/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

philgyford : Notes.husk.org. The City Of London Highwalks. - Paul Mison's starting some writing about the raised pedestrian walkways in the City of London. Good stuff.

Last.fm + Spotify + Find new albums

7/07/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

philgyford : Last.fm + Spotify + Find new albums - Find albums by your top artists on Last.fm that have recently been added to Spotify. Although many are albums I already have, which is how I've listened to them on Last.fm... (via Tom Taylor)

Jorn Barger, the NewsPage Network, and the Emergence of the Weblog Community | Tawawa.org

7/07/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

philgyford : Jorn Barger, the NewsPage Network, and the Emergence of the Weblog Community | Tawawa.org - Fascinating history of the early days of weblogs, with a prominent place for Dave Winer's NewsPage stuff, which I remember being important to me (the Haddock Directory started on Userland Frontier in 1997). (via Preoccupations)

Elmcity project FAQ « Jon Udell

6/07/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

philgyford : Elmcity project FAQ « Jon Udell - A way to aggregate iCalendar feeds about a particular location using Delicious. Looks slightly fiddly but also nice in a loosely-joined kind of way. (via Tom Taylor)

Michael Moorcock, Alan Moore, Iain Sinclair « Mostly on McSweeney’s!

6/07/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

philgyford : Michael Moorcock, Alan Moore, Iain Sinclair « Mostly on McSweeney’s! - A very nicely written set of notes about that discussion at the British Library a week ago. (via Blech)

John Harris asks whether the best writing about pop music hails from a different era | Music | Th...

6/07/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

philgyford : John Harris asks whether the best writing about pop music hails from a different era | Music | The Guardian - While I'm at it, I enjoyed this too, about whether music writing isn't as good as it used to be. It never was. Or maybe it's always moving so it's not where you left it.

Potlatch: what's going on with the music formerly known as 'indie'?

6/07/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

philgyford : Potlatch: what's going on with the music formerly known as 'indie'? - A nice piece about how mixed up music is today and what counts as "timeless". I need to read more good music writing. Maybe I can NewspaperClub my own NME/MM. (via Matt Jones)

Benjamin Pollack on Stack Overflow's user experience and hacker arrogance

5/07/2009 @ 11:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Benjamin Pollack on Stack Overflow's user experience and hacker arrogance - the Y Combinator thread is hilarious, the worst of the "that's easy" mentality  [via]

philgyford : Bitquabit - The One in Which I Call Out Hacker News - Aside from being specifically about people who think they can rewrite StackOverflow in a weekend, great as an example of where the complexity lies in a website. (via Blech)

AVForums.com Home

5/07/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

philgyford : AVForums.com Home - A good source of answers to the question "what model of TV should I get?" (and similar, I imagine).

Stalled building sites in Square Mile to become allotments | News | Architects Journal

5/07/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

philgyford : Stalled building sites in Square Mile to become allotments | News | Architects Journal - Temporary grow bag allotments, but still, better than nothing. (But not as good as having Milton Court undemolished either.)

Notes.husk.org. The show, which is currently in production with an....

5/07/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

philgyford : Notes.husk.org. The show, which is currently in production with an.... - BBC4 "comedy drama" about the rivalry between Sir Clive Sinclair and Acorn Computers head Chris Curry. Why a sodding *comedy* drama? Let's laugh at the funny 1980s and their silly computers! Well, might be good.

Walton Rocks! - a set on Flickr

5/07/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

philgyford : Walton Rocks! - a set on Flickr - A nice simple set of photos of bits of Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex.

Scope (Schulze & Webb)

1/07/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

philgyford : Scope (Schulze & Webb) - More Matt Webb, his opening presentation at last week's Reboot. It was very, very good, and it's great to have the whole thing written much as he delivered it.

Pulse Laser: Shownar

1/07/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

philgyford : Pulse Laser: Shownar - This is what I've been working on, off and on, for the past while, with the lovely folks at Schulze & Webb. Is good.

Newspaper Club - A work in progress

1/07/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

philgyford : Newspaper Club - A work in progress - Just down the corridor Russell, Ben and Tom are doing some marvellous things, and sharing their progress. This will be awesome.

Simon Willison : Newspaper Club - A work in progress - Newspaper Club—A work in progress. “We’re building a service to help people make their own newspapers. This is the blog where we’re alarmingly honest about where it’s all going wrong.?

Andy Baio : Newspaper Club - building a customizable newspaper printing service in 60 days; they're using InDesign as the backend

Harrow Technical - Pentax Repairs, Pentax Spares, Pentax Cameras, Pentax Service

30/06/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

philgyford : Harrow Technical - Pentax Repairs, Pentax Spares, Pentax Cameras, Pentax Service - In case I need to get my old camera fixed.

The 1KB CSS Grid by Tyler Tate :: A simple, lightweight approach

30/06/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

philgyford : The 1KB CSS Grid by Tyler Tate :: A simple, lightweight approach - As simple as a grid-based CSS framework thing could be. (via Infovore)

YouNotSneaky!: How to read The Economist

30/06/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

philgyford : YouNotSneaky!: How to read The Economist - Several friends seem to rate the Economist, which confuses the lefty in me. But this is a handy guide. (via Haddock)

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