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Astrogator’s Logs » Blog Archive » If They Come, It Might Get Built

19/11/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

philgyford : Astrogator’s Logs » Blog Archive » If They Come, It Might Get Built - "If we launch starships, whether of exploration or settlement, they won’t be conquerors; they will be worse off than the Polynesians on their catamarans, the losses will be heavy and their state at planetfall won’t resemble anything depicted in Hollyw

Melin Maildy

19/11/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

philgyford : Melin Maildy - I'm enjoying this blog, chronicling one person preparing to make and sell things they knit. Suppliers, materials, processes, etc. (via @hiutdenim)

Street Fashion Photography Is Messing With Me « Thought Catalog

19/11/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

philgyford : Street Fashion Photography Is Messing With Me « Thought Catalog - Ha, very good. My memories of photos on these blogs does collapse into: women in casually very little; women in expensive smartness; men, usually older, in odd combinations.

Django Deployment Workshop by Jacob Kaplan-Moss

19/11/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

philgyford : Django Deployment Workshop by Jacob Kaplan-Moss - This looks good. A three hour video tutorial about deploying Django, "including Amazon's EC2 and S3, Fabric, Varnish, nginx, mod_wsgi, memcached, PostgreSQL, pgpool, pg_standby, and more." I just need to find three spare hours now.

00:/Blog - Silicon Roundabout’s ‘Start-up City’

19/11/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

philgyford : 00:/Blog - Silicon Roundabout’s ‘Start-up City’ - Ugh. How do you take the really ugly Old Street roundabout and make it even more ugly and hideous and somewhere you really wouldn't want to be? Like this! (via @antimega)

A New Season of Arrested Development?! - TV News at IGN

19/11/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

philgyford : A New Season of Arrested Development?! - TV News at IGN - Ooh, exciting. Director and cast have confirmed a new short season to be shot next summer, along with the long-promised movie. Backing not certain yet though. (via @secretbean)

The Best (and Worst) of Django

19/11/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

philgyford : The Best (and Worst) of Django - A presentation covering a few things to do or avoid. Bookmarking it mainly for the settings bit at the end, something I should do better, like this.

Pinboard/Fandom OTP - Renaming tags

19/11/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

philgyford : Pinboard/Fandom OTP - Renaming tags - A way to rename any/all of your tags on Pinboard using Python. (via @pinboard)

Last American Who Knew What The Fuck He Was Doing Dies | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

19/11/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

philgyford : Last American Who Knew What The Fuck He Was Doing Dies | The Onion - America's Finest News Source - Obama: "The reality is none of the 300 million or so Americans who remain can actually get anything done or make things happen. Those days are over."

Pinboard: bookmarks for philgyford

19/11/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

philgyford : Pinboard: bookmarks for philgyford - I won't be saving links to Delicious any more. Head on over to Pinboard if you want to keep seeing new stuff. All my old links are there too.

The Army Rumour Service

24/09/2011 @ 00:00 UTC

philgyford : The Army Rumour Service - Next in my occasional series titled "I love good forums dedicated to particular careers." This one's about the British army. (via Soldier Systems)

BBC Dimensions: How Many Really?

20/09/2011 @ 16:00 UTC

philgyford : BBC Dimensions: How Many Really? - Lovely thing from BERG that "compares the number of people involved in key historical events or situations to the people you know through Facebook or Twitter." Very good.

LR-iTunes – Lightroom to iTunes plug-in - John Beardsworth

20/09/2011 @ 01:00 UTC

philgyford : LR-iTunes – Lightroom to iTunes plug-in - John Beardsworth - A handy, free Adobe Lightroom plugin that makes it simple to export albums of photos to a folder that iTunes can then sync with your iPhone/iPad.

Association of Professional Futurists - V-Gathering Futures Festival

20/09/2011 @ 00:00 UTC

philgyford : Association of Professional Futurists - V-Gathering Futures Festival - A bit tempted by paying to watch the sessions from this. (via @wendyinfutures)

The Floodwaters Rise

13/09/2011 @ 22:00 UTC

philgyford : The Floodwaters Rise - Jason Scott has been busy importing loads of old computer magazines into Internet Archive. Great stuff (and a great job!).

Our Universities: How Bad? How Good? by Peter Brooks | The New York Review of Books

12/09/2011 @ 11:00 UTC

philgyford : Our Universities: How Bad? How Good? by Peter Brooks | The New York Review of Books - I'm not sure why I keep finding these articles about universities so interesting. Maybe because it's so hard to pin down what they're *for*, never mind how to achieve that.

The Mad Men Account by Daniel Mendelsohn | The New York Review of Books

11/09/2011 @ 11:00 UTC

philgyford : The Mad Men Account by Daniel Mendelsohn | The New York Review of Books - "…even as it invites us to be shocked by what it's showing us, it keeps eroticizing what it's showing us too." Yes, all this. I've never understood why the show's supposed to be great.

James Lasdun · Diary: Police procedurals · LRB 8 September 2011

10/09/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

philgyford : James Lasdun · Diary: Police procedurals · LRB 8 September 2011 - Really interesting account by a curious writer of using a (US) police department's Firearms Training Simulator. (Subscribers only)

The Wrong Trousers - Charlie's Diary

9/09/2011 @ 01:00 UTC

philgyford : The Wrong Trousers - Charlie's Diary - Charles Stross on his M&S trousers and Scottevest many-pocketed fleece, plus many comments. (via @GreatDismal)

The New Pants Revue | Beyond The Beyond

9/09/2011 @ 01:00 UTC

philgyford : The New Pants Revue | Beyond The Beyond - Bruce Sterling comparing old and new 5.11 Tactial Pants. I love this SF-writer/fashion crossover point. I tried some of these on recently and they seemed oddly baggy. Maybe I'm too used to jeans. (via @GreatDismal)

Custom Fit Jeans by Sam & Leona — Kickstarter

9/09/2011 @ 01:00 UTC

philgyford : Custom Fit Jeans by Sam & Leona — Kickstarter - Project to make custom-fit jeans for only $60 a pair. I am very sceptical that the material and manufacture can be much good, computerised cutting or not. (via Charles Stross)

Views Differ on Shape of Earth, Climate Edition

8/09/2011 @ 21:00 UTC

philgyford : Views Differ on Shape of Earth, Climate Edition - How few Americans have any idea what percentage of scientists think climate change is real. Depressing, and why the BBC (and others) shouldn't try to be "balanced" about the issue. (via Daring Fireball)

BBC News - A Point of View: The revolution of capitalism

8/09/2011 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : BBC News - A Point of View: The revolution of capitalism - John Gray on how capitalism is destroying the bourgeoisie, and how Marx was right about the evils of capitalism, but wrong about communism being the solution. (via Stellar)

Teach our kids to code - e-petitions

8/09/2011 @ 16:00 UTC

philgyford : Teach our kids to code - e-petitions - Not sure if it's just me, but isn't it only tech people who refer to "computer programming" as "coding"? I can imagine many people, those who matter, having no idea what this petition wants. "Coding? Is that about secret

My speech to the IAAC | Ben Hammersley's Dangerous Precedent

8/09/2011 @ 13:00 UTC

philgyford : My speech to the IAAC | Ben Hammersley's Dangerous Precedent - Ben's speech to the UK's Information Assurance Advisory Council on how the world has and is changing, how two generations see it differently, and what it means for security.

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