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National Railway Museum | The East Coast Timeline

26/09/2012 @ 03:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : National Railway Museum | The East Coast Timeline - As someone who's taken the Waverley–Kings Cross train many, many times in my life, this app just fills me with nostalgia. [via#

Kickstarter Is Not A Store

21/09/2012 @ 20:58 UTC

Andy Baio : Kickstarter Is Not A Store - fundamental policy changes to hardware and product design projects

Rod Begbie : Kickstarter Is Not a Store - So glad Kickstarter are introducing these rules. This won't have been an easy decision (I'm sure they'd make much more revenue from allowing things to continue to grow as they have done), but it reduces the risk that KS would continue along the path of be #

Delving into Terry Gilliam's personal archive

24/07/2012 @ 00:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : Delving into Terry Gilliam's personal archive - Oh man. The comedy nerd in me is drooling. Terry Gilliam's daughter is organizing his personal archives and blogging what she uncovers. Seeing some of the original bits of card he used for Monty Python animations brings back a lot of memories. [via#

Herp Derp YouTube Comments

20/07/2012 @ 00:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : Herp Derp YouTube Comments - "Significantly improves YouTube comments by replacing them with random herps and derps." #

Flickr's Engagement Problem

18/07/2012 @ 23:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : Flickr's Engagement Problem - Sadly, this is all true. Flickr isn't where my friends are any more, so it's no fun to post/browse. [via#

Sorkinisms

26/06/2012 @ 15:58 UTC

Andy Baio : Sorkinisms - incredibly well-researched and edited supercut

Rod Begbie : Sorkinisms - A Supercut - If you haven't watched this video of repeated dialogue across Aaron Sorkin scripts, then you haven't seen Shakespeare the way it was meant to be played. #

I Don't Know Why Youk Says Goodbye, I Say Hello

25/06/2012 @ 07:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : I Don't Know Why Youk Says Goodbye, I Say Hello - Tribute to Kevin Youkilis from Red at Surviving Grady. Youk was my favourite Red Sox player, his promotion from the Paw Sox coming at roughly the same time I started really following baseball. #

Satellite Eyes

20/06/2012 @ 00:58 UTC

Andy Baio : Satellite Eyes - Mac freeware changes your desktop to the satellite imagery of your current location

Rod Begbie : Satellite Eyes - Fab tiny OS X app which sets your desktop wallpaper to a satellite view of your current location. Added bonus: You can switch to use the gorgeous "Watercolour" themed maps by Stamen. #

Vegan strippers are on their way to Southeast Portland after Casa Diablo gets a liquor license

8/06/2012 @ 23:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : Vegan strippers are on their way to Southeast Portland after Casa Diablo gets a liquor license - "The bottom line is that vegetable-wielding strippers won the day." #

Houdini

8/06/2012 @ 06:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : Houdini - New favourite Mac utility. Automatically hides app windows after a couple of minutes in the background so you can focus on what you're working on. [via#

The Four Critical Security Flaws that Resulted in Last Friday's Hack - CloudFlare blog

6/06/2012 @ 01:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : The Four Critical Security Flaws that Resulted in Last Friday's Hack - CloudFlare blog - Outstandingly detailed postmortem (with timeline infographic!) from Cloudflare on how their systems were compromised despite having perfectly reasonable security in place for their Google Apps accounts. #

Chrome Networking: DNS Prefetch & TCP Preconnect - igvita.com

5/06/2012 @ 06:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : Chrome Networking: DNS Prefetch & TCP Preconnect - igvita.com - I love the relatively simple heuristics the Chrome team have come up with to speed up network connections. #

If You're Expecting The TV Industry To Just "Collapse", Keep Dreaming - SplatF

5/06/2012 @ 04:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : If You're Expecting The TV Industry To Just "Collapse", Keep Dreaming - SplatF - This gels a lot with my expectations for how the television industry is going to evolve over the next few years (ie. Not a great deal, and certainly far less than the folks my age who would love to watch HBO Original Programming without paying $80/month w #

Vinyl Tap - A record player app for your iPad

4/06/2012 @ 19:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : Vinyl Tap - A record player app for your iPad - Skeuomorphism gone mad. I kind of love it. (Also, double plus points for the name) [via#

Steve Jobs Almost Named The iMac The MacMan, Until This Guy Stopped Him

1/06/2012 @ 23:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : Steve Jobs Almost Named The iMac The MacMan, Until This Guy Stopped Him - One by one, I took Steve through our five finalist names. I quickly moved through such also-rans as “MiniMac” (this was long before the Mac mini) and ended with a flourish on “iMac.” I made the case that not only was “iMac” concise and easy to [via#

Who watches the women who watch the men who watch the women who watch sports?

1/06/2012 @ 22:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : Who watches the women who watch the men who watch the women who watch sports? - Beautiful article on the frustrating way female sports fans are dismissed. [via#

Keith Rabois: Why Square's handcrafted approach to payments can win

1/06/2012 @ 22:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : Keith Rabois: Why Square's handcrafted approach to payments can win - Amused by the following description, which pretty much defines Square as the Bose of payment providers: "If you've bought an audio system for your house, trying to set that up is a major deterrent. Trying to figure out which component goes with which com #

The Facebook Fallacy - Technology Review

22/05/2012 @ 09:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : The Facebook Fallacy - Technology Review - Fascinatingly pessimistic view from the super-smart Michael Wolff (who, I didn't know, edited AdWeek until last year, which lends extra weight to his concerns). "Absent an earth-shaking idea, Facebook will look forward to slowing or declining growth in a [via#

Renouncing citizenship: Did Eduardo Saverin do anything wrong?

16/05/2012 @ 23:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : Renouncing citizenship: Did Eduardo Saverin do anything wrong? - Level-headed rational piece from The Economist blogs regarding Eduardo Saverin's US citizenship renouncement. [via#

Pairings Box | Turntable Kitchen

6/05/2012 @ 21:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : Pairings Box | Turntable Kitchen - "A curated food and music discovery experience". Subscribe to get monthly deliveries of a) 7" vinyl, and b) recipes and ingredients.  #

squishable.com: they're giant round fuzzy stuffed animals. hug them.

30/04/2012 @ 22:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : squishable.com: they're giant round fuzzy stuffed animals. hug them. - Well, that's the furnishings for my next apartment picked out… [via#

In Conversation: Barney Frank

22/04/2012 @ 06:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : In Conversation: Barney Frank - Outstanding interview with Barney Frank. Massachusetts and the Democratic Party are going to miss him. If the Republicans win everything in November, then we’re in for a very bleak period, because they’ll take it as ratification of this anti-governm [via#

zxcvbn: realistic password strength estimation

17/04/2012 @ 22:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : zxcvbn: realistic password strength estimation - Thoughtful article explaining Dropbox's new open-source password-strength-estimator. Good stuff. #

I love the internet.

17/04/2012 @ 21:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : I love the internet. - The lovely Timoni writes a love letter to the Internet.  #

FoxTrot for iPad

14/04/2012 @ 03:59 UTC

Rod Begbie : FoxTrot for iPad - First books I've purchased created in iBooks Author. Super-awesome to see authors making some money from it. [via#

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