Tuesday 31 March 2015

This came up on Twitter: Have you seen who @UKIP candidate @glenntingle follows on Twitter? (Warning possibly NSFW!)— Dave Cross (@davorg) March 31, 2015 But Glenn Tingle quickly shut down his account, so the world [...] Snell-Pym/Alaric
Books read March 2015
By date finished... The Jeeves Omnibus - Vol. 1, P. G. Wodehouse (5th) The Past Through Tomorrow, Robert A. Heinlein (9th) Why Look at Animals?, John Berger (15th) Neverness, David Zindell (21st) The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the [...] Interconnected

Monday 30 March 2015

Filtered for rules and otters
1. Steve Coast on rules.: And so, with more rules we have solved most of the problems in the world. That just leaves the weird events left like disappearing 777’s, freak storms and ISIS. ... Ultimately, this is why the world is getting weirder [...] Interconnected

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Parsing a Wikipedia page's content with python
A while back I was asking on Twitter and Stack Overflow about how to parse a Wikipedia page’s content using python. It seemed harder than I expected, given the number of Wikimedia-related tools available. Here’s what I ended up doing. [...] Phil Gyford
Margate, change is possible
“It will always be the same. Nothing will change” This is something I’ve heard time and time again from residents in relation to Thanet Council.  Which led me to wonder; why is this? Why can’t things change? And change for the better?I’ve [...] Margate Architecture
Bookmarks for March 23rd through March 24th
This is an auto-posted collection of public links I’ve either posted to, or favourites from Twitter, my Instapaper bookmarks and my public links posted to for March 23rd from 21:31 to 15:01: Imanol Aranzadi on Twitter: “ [...] Extenuating Circumstances


Tuesday 31 March 2015

Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music | New Home on
I first bookmarked this in 2004, at its old URL and it's still going. Explore genres of electronic music in a whizzy interface. Phil Gyford

Monday 30 March 2015

Every Noise at Once
Clickable, listenable, expandable map of musical genres from Echonest data. Nice. (via @tomtaylor) Phil Gyford

Friday 27 March 2015

Simple PHP-based wiki, uses Markdown or HTML syntax, has syntax highlighting for code blocks. (via @benbrown) Phil Gyford
No Dickheads! A Guide To Building Happy, Healthy, And Creative Teams. — Medium
So good. Sounds like such a great place to work and do good work. Phil Gyford

Thursday 26 March 2015

A Message to the 21st Century by Isaiah Berlin | The New York Review of Books
"If you are truly convinced that there is some solution to all human problems, that one can conceive an ideal society which men can reach if only they do what is necessary to attain it, then you and your followers must believe that no price can be [...] Phil Gyford
'Yoga Pants are Ruining Women' and Other Style Advice From Fran Lebowitz
"I wish that real estate were cheaper and clothes were more expensive." "Designers now, they all have these things called mood boards. I suppose they think a sense of discovery equals invention." "If you walked around New York you would think there [...] Phil Gyford

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