Monday 13 February 2012

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Luluvise's date-rating site shows where your Facebook data can end up
"It's questionable whether the Data Protection Act allows Luluvise to keep that information. Sensitive personal data – including details of someone's sex life – is handled under Schedule 3 of the Data Protection Act, and can only be processed under [...] Lee
High Scalability - High Scalability - Tumblr Architecture - 15 Billion Page Views a Month and Harder to Scale than Twitter
Amazingly detailed description of how Tumblr scales. I don't understand half of this but it sounds exciting. (via @simonw) Phil Gyford
Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Taking apart a $4,625 Ralph Lauren coat. Fascinating, and I'd love to read more things like this. Phil Gyford
Open Mike: Grumpy's World
I love this exchange. It's like dialogue from a play or movie that I would be enthusiastic about. Phil Gyford
Recliner Chairs | Scandinavian Comfort Chairs
These don't look beautiful (scroll down for the varieties) but having tried one, they are very, very comfortable. Phil Gyford
A Case Against Using CoffeeScript ☃ Ryan Florence Online
I've never used CoffeeScript, but I just enjoy reading nicely-written articles about code like this. (via Dotcode) Phil Gyford
A Case Against Using CoffeeScript ☃ Ryan Florence Online
This is fantastically argued - some *extremely* insightful stuff about how people visually process languages. Really, *really* good. Dotcode
“Tracking Branches” And “Remote-Tracking Branches” - GitGuys
Great intro to tracking branches in Git. Dotcode
New UKIE report to outline how crowd funding can work in the UK
Current legislation makes it much harder to do crowd sourcing (a la Kickstarter) in the UK. Lee
Hypermedia Oriented Design
This paper briefly reviews three common general design patterns for distributed network applications and notes examples where these designs make supporting a system that evolves over time problematic. An alternative approach is presented which [...] Kim
UKIE calls for new crowd funding regulations in the UK
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DICE 2012: Activision's Hirshberg believes creative people should lead companies
Alice
The Future Is (Gasp) Manufacturing? - Forbes
Forbes is really on a theme with nu-manufacturing. Alice

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