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The Printed Blog | Home

14/01/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

philgyford : The Printed Blog | Home - A trial of a twice-daily very local newspaper in some US locations using content from blogs. It would be difficult to be any worse than, say, Metro, London Lite, Evening Standard, etc. in London.

Tabbloid

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : Tabbloid - Will regularly email you a PDF of your chosen RSS feeds. Couldn't be much simpler. (via Russell Davies)

Russell Davies: meet the new schtick (2)

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : Russell Davies: meet the new schtick (2) - Part two of a write-up of a talk Russell gave. Real-world things derived from the internet's good stuff make me excited.

A Typographic Survey of the City of London on Vimeo

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : A Typographic Survey of the City of London on Vimeo - Lovely little video about the typography used in public throughout the City. Only criticism: sound recording is very poor quality. Otherwise, fab. (via Blech)

Twee as Fuck

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : Twee as Fuck - Fanzine, monthly London club night, record label. Looks great. (Warning: the naughty page plays music when it loads.)

Requirements for an invoice | Business Link

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : Requirements for an invoice | Business Link - Not thrilling, but useful and clearly presented, for UK businesses.

Preoccupations: Our work (so far) this year

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : Preoccupations: Our work (so far) this year - Going to talk to those pupils was great fun and this describes how incredibly lucky and clever they are. Very impressive (David and them, not me).

Noisy Decent Graphics: All the ephemera that's fit to print

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : Noisy Decent Graphics: All the ephemera that's fit to print - I haven't even seen one of these (yet) but it's already one of my favourite objects. I've wanted to do something like this for ages but Russell and Ben actually did it, and did it much better than I'd ever have done it.

Andy Baio : Ben Terrett on "Things Our Friends Have Written On The Internet" - they printed 1,000 copies of a newspaper filled with tweets, blog posts, and miscellaneous writing from last year

The Django Book: Version 2.0

9/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Simon Willison : The Django Book: Version 2.0 - The Django Book: Version 2.0. Adrian’s working on a new edition of the Django Book updated to cover version 1.0. As with the first edition, it will be available free online in addition to a published Apress paperback. The first three chapters are now [via]

philgyford : The Django Book: Version 2.0 (English) - New, in-progress, free version of the book for learning Django v1.0. (via Simon Willison)

MediaShift . Can Crowdfunding Help Save the Journalism Business? | PBS

7/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

philgyford : MediaShift . Can Crowdfunding Help Save the Journalism Business? | PBS - I had this great idea... turns out it's far from original, but it still sounds good. (via Haddock)

Doodle: Easy Scheduling

7/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

philgyford : Doodle: Easy Scheduling - Another way to arrange group events. (via Haddock)

'I will e-mail the BBC to object to "Thought for the Day"' - PledgeBank

7/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

philgyford : 'I will e-mail the BBC to object to "Thought for the Day"' - PledgeBank - I'd have signed up if I'd heard about it in time.

Slashdot | Why Mirroring Is Not a Backup Solution

7/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

philgyford : Slashdot | Why Mirroring Is Not a Backup Solution - And why most of us entrusting our creative output to third-party sites is a bad idea. (via Lee)

Bandwagon update - Bandwagon Forum

3/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

philgyford : Bandwagon update - Bandwagon Forum - I thought I'd check out how that iTunes music online backup software was doing and found this exercise in failing to manage users' expectations. 14 months of "it'll be ready soon..." Ouch.

Happy New Year by Electrabel - Fubiz_

3/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

philgyford : Happy New Year by Electrabel - Fubiz_ - Stunning stop-frame animation advert done with thousands of candles. Watch it. (via Drawn!)

Girls who eat their feelings, girls who don't eat anything... | Ask Metafilter

3/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

philgyford : Girls who eat their feelings, girls who don't eat anything... | Ask Metafilter - List of scenes from movies that explain the different cliques within a school. Looking forward to the YouTube compilation.

ColorBrewer Intro - Selecting Good Color Schemes for Maps

3/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

philgyford : ColorBrewer Intro - Selecting Good Color Schemes for Maps - Handy tool for making color ranges for use on maps, via that Oakland Crimespotting heat maps post.

ASCII by Jason Scott / Eviction, or the Coming Datapocalypse

2/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

deusx : ASCII by Jason Scott / Eviction, or the Coming Datapocalypse - "A terrible thing happened recently. You might have missed it. AOL Hometown, which itself was actually a combination of a bunch of previously acquired websites, shut down. It shut down on October 31 of this year. If you try to go to a site that used

Andy Baio : Jason Scott on the closure of AOL's online communities - like physical evictions, there need to be laws protecting community data in the event of closure

Simon Willison : Eviction, or the Coming Datapocalypse - Eviction, or the Coming Datapocalypse. Jason Scott on AOL’s closure of Hometown, their hosting service. In related news, Lycos just announced they are closing Tripod, which has been providing free hosting for 13 years.

philgyford : ASCII by Jason Scott / Eviction, or the Coming Datapocalypse - Catching up on stuff... AOL Hometown shut down and wiped all its users' sites with four weeks' notice. It's bad enough when chunks of the web disappear, but worse like this. (via Simon Willison)

Fantasy Flight Games [Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay - Products] - Leading publisher of board, card, ...

30/12/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

philgyford : Fantasy Flight Games [Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay - Products] - Leading publisher of board, card, and roleplaying games. - Current publishers of WFRP. Catching up on this after twenty years is a lot of fun.

Seriously considering Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (2nd edition) - EN World D&D / RPG News

30/12/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

philgyford : Seriously considering Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (2nd edition) - EN World D&D / RPG News - Long discussion mostly on what's good about WFRP and why WFRP2 is better than WFRP1. Also, suggestions for what supplements are most useful.

MadAlfred's WFRP Page

30/12/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

philgyford : MadAlfred's WFRP Page - Mad Alfred appears to be the pre-eminent creator of extra material for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.

Liber Fanatica Homepage

30/12/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

philgyford : Liber Fanatica Homepage - Four user-created booklets for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.

Winds of Chaos " Downloads

30/12/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

philgyford : Winds of Chaos " Downloads - More Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay stuff. Critical Hit charts made by doctors -- got to be good. Plus conversions for the Enemy Within Campaign to WFRP2.

Warpstone magazine - Downloads

30/12/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

philgyford : Warpstone magazine - Downloads - Lots of handy downloads for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.

Strike to Stun

30/12/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

philgyford : Strike to Stun - Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay site: weblog, downloads, forum.

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