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Friday 28 November 2014

Bookmarks for November 28th from 08:29 to 08:33
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 Pinboard.in for November 28th from 08:29 to 08:33: Main/Network Decay – [...] Extenuating Circumstances
Bookmarks for November 27th through November 28th
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 Pinboard.in for November 27th from 09:36 to 03:07: designboom on Twitter: “turn [...] Extenuating Circumstances
Coffee morning two
tl;dr next hardware coffee morning is Thurs. 4 Dec So the first coffee morning was fun. That was last week. Who's up for doing it again? 9.30 for a couple hours, Thursday 4th December, the Book Club in Old St. Same as before... zero structure, [...] Interconnected

Thursday 27 November 2014

Bookmarks for November 26th through November 27th
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 Pinboard.in for November 26th from 21:16 to 09:33: Is the pace of change really such a [...] Extenuating Circumstances
Bookmarks for November 26th from 13:27 to 21:01
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 Pinboard.in for November 26th from 13:27 to 21:01: DNA survives sub-orbital trip on the [...] Extenuating Circumstances
Filtered for minimal art and mind hacks
Invalid post. Interconnected
Bookmarks for November 26th from 11:15 to 12:19
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 Pinboard.in for November 26th from 11:15 to 12:19: Boris Anthony on Twitter: “&# [...] Extenuating Circumstances

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Bookmarks for November 26th from 00:35 to 08:08
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 Pinboard.in for November 26th from 00:35 to 08:08: Design and VC on Twitter: “One [...] Extenuating Circumstances
Bookmarks for November 25th from 16:58 to 20:29
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 Pinboard.in for November 25th from 16:58 to 20:29: Cases and controversies: Not your [...] Extenuating Circumstances
Bookmarks for November 25th from 10:39 to 16:17
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 Pinboard.in for November 25th from 10:39 to 16:17: Greg Jericho on Twitter: “&# [...] Extenuating Circumstances

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Bookmarks for November 24th through November 25th
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 Pinboard.in for November 24th from 17:56 to 03:17: What I Learned From Building An App [...] Extenuating Circumstances
Hardware coffee morning one
Last Thursday's hardware-ish coffee morning was fun. Lovely to spend time with Tom, Charles and David, Daniel, Alex, Dan, Basil, and Ben. Thank you for coming! Although... Too Many Dudes. Something to fix for next time. Here's a pic of our sign [...] Interconnected

Monday 24 November 2014

Bookmarks for November 23rd from 12:38 to 17:28
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 Pinboard.in for November 23rd from 12:38 to 17:28: A New Vocabulary for American Towns [...] Extenuating Circumstances
Bookmarks for November 22nd through November 23rd
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 Pinboard.in for November 22nd from 18:47 to 12:23: The Dinner Party Wars » 3:AM [...] Extenuating Circumstances

Sunday 23 November 2014

Filtered on 23 November
1. Get Your Kicks on the Route G6. The Economist (from 2012) on China's growing network of expressways, and the culture of driving it's kicking off. Everything from service stations with rubbish shops, to the Beijing-Tibet Expressway: several [...] Interconnected
Bookmarks for November 22nd from 12:34 to 18:39
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 Pinboard.in for November 22nd from 12:34 to 18:39: Silicon Valley Could Offer a Public [...] Extenuating Circumstances
Auxiliary Ancillary
I’m greatly enjoying Ancillary Sword, the sequel to Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice. Everyone always goes on about Ancillary’s treatment of gender, but my favorite bits are Leckie’s gentle bit-twiddling of almost every other [...] Oblomovka

Saturday 22 November 2014

Bookmarks for November 22nd from 04:53 to 11:11
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 Pinboard.in for November 22nd from 04:53 to 11:11: The Good Life is a fiction — [...] Extenuating Circumstances
As Hornby vacate Thanet why do we need their advice?
An article in today's Guardian features Thanet based business Hornby moving out of its base of 60 years and follows on with the woeful news about the struggling Margate economy.You might be interested to know that senior executives of Hornby take [...] Margate Architecture
Bookmarks for November 21st from 14:23 to 20:48
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 Pinboard.in for November 21st from 14:23 to 20:48: Untitled (http://www.niemanlab.org/ [...] Extenuating Circumstances
Bookmarks for November 21st from 06:16 to 13:14
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 Pinboard.in for November 21st from 06:16 to 13:14: Winning Job Postings – If you [...] Extenuating Circumstances

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Friday 28 November 2014

An Expansive Swirling Snow Drawing Atop a Frozen Lake by Sonja Hinrichsen | Colossal
Early last year, artist Sonja Hinrichsen (previously) and some 60 volunteers wearing snowshoes trekked out onto the frozen Catamount Lake in Colorado to trample miles of swirling and twisting patterns into the deep snow. November 28, 2014 at 04: [...] Kim

Thursday 27 November 2014

Meet Plague: An app plumbing the depths of viral networking — Tech News and Analysis
Interesting concept Kim
GDS business plan April 2014 to March 2015 - GOV.UK
Not all documentation is bad. Lovely examples of clarity and planning objectives in here. Kim
The Importance of Differentiated Product Management Roles | On Product Management
"To deliver measurable business results through product solutions that meet both market needs and company goals." Kim
Suck: Daily - 26 November 1996
On the closing of HotWired and the birth of Wired News. Lots of good phrases. "…who might have guessed that Death of the Net, Film at 11, only meant we were waiting for live video?" Phil Gyford

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Garlic.js
"Garlic.js allows you to automatically persist your forms' text field values locally, until the form is submitted." Phil Gyford
Sisyphus - Gmail-like client-side drafts and bit more
"Persist your form's data in a browser's Local Storage and never loose[sic] them on occasional tabs closing, browser crashes and other disasters!" Handy. Phil Gyford
Christmas 2014: 13 best gifts for kids - Outdoor & Activity - IndyBest - The Independent
Alice
Scrawl: Jonathan Meades en catamini
This is what Meades facilitates, a meaningfully guided exploration through what might seem mundane towards something that begins to feel magical and when we return to normality, the familiar has become once more fascinating, something much more [...] Kim

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Graphite Series #1: Provision Hardware — Franklin Angulo
Dotcode
Salary benchmarking for London 2014/2015 - Cogs Agency Cogs Agency
Salaries and freelance rates for a variety of roles. Phil Gyford
Technical Interviews Are Bullshit by Anonymous Author | Model View Culture
Dotcode

Monday 24 November 2014

Paul Ford on HTML5 and the World of Web Standards Bodies
Nice description of how standards like HTML5 come to be, and why it's important. (via Daring Fireball) Phil Gyford
Abacost - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alternatives to the traditional suit jacket are always rather weighted with politics. Mobutu's Abacost, the Mao suit, the Nehru jacket… Phil Gyford
Four restaurants in Catania, Sicily - FT.com
Antimega
Toward a History of the Manicule - William H Sherman
On the Manicule - the pointing hand / index / bishops finger. Kim
Guide: How to solve Yosemite memory leaks and C... | Apple Support Communities
Memory leaks, battery drain Kim
Metafoundry 15: Scribbled Leatherjackets
I've always been a little uneasy about the enthusiastic "makers are good, non-makers are bad" distinction that's implicit in a lot of things in "our" world these days. Deb Chachra does a good job of explaining why. (via many people) Phil Gyford

Sunday 23 November 2014

Jira, Kanban & Physical Boards: An Agile Life at TweetDeck | simple but good.
Kim
Adam Shatz reviews ‘Congo’ by David Van Reybrouck · LRB 23 October 2014
This stopped me… After a long account of decades of central African bloodshed, "the profits from ‘conflict minerals’ peaked [in 2000], fed by increased demand for mobile phones and the release of the Sony PlayStation 2."David Van Reybrouck Phil Gyford
Francis FitzGibbon · Short Cuts · LRB 23 October 2014
Interesting about exactly how much or little the Human Rights Act, which the Tories want to repeal, constrains the British government. Phil Gyford

Saturday 22 November 2014

44 engineering management lessons
A good list of things to do and not to do when managing engineers (although there's lots that's transferable). (via @kellan) Phil Gyford

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