Posts By: Gary

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    Deliciousness: broken customer service, Twitter on a PostIt, speaking to dogs, the end of the world and Tube maps.

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    This week’s selection of what I bookmarked on Delicious. Illustrating just how broken the mobile operator’s customer support is, Rummble’s CEO Andrew Scott details his 9 month battle with O2 after they refused to honour an agreed deal and MoanLog’s Gaurav Patel details the extraordinary length that 3 went to so they didn’t have to… Read more »

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    Deliciousness: data, licensing, WordPress autosaves, cheese in space and lots of Nutella

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    More intriguing, interesting and just plain bonkers stuff from the information hose pipe we call the internet: Starting off with a serious note, Ed Parsons, my opposite number at Google, wrote a great blog post on the knots that data licensing can tie you up in and why you end up paying more for a… Read more »

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    Deliciousness: USB dogs, children on espresso, recursion and Twitter spammers

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    This week’s selection of what caught my eye on the interwebs: After managing to acquire garygale.com I put up a personal site on the domain and cut down the subdomain proliferation that vicchi.org had acquired over the years, retiring blog.vicchi.org and where.vicchi.org amongst others. There’s no accounting for taste it seems and some people think… Read more »

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    Improving Mac Office 2008 Startup Times

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    Ever since my MacBook Pro was upgraded to Mac Office 2008 I’d had appallingly slow app start up times, with hangs and delays of over 3 minutes being pretty much the order of the day. After some determined surfing this I’ve managed to dramatically improve my startup times to around 15 seconds by applying a… Read more »

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    A trip to Barcelona in May

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    I’m taking a trip to Barcelona between May 6th and May 9th to meet with the team from Yahoo! Research.

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    A trip to Stratford-upon-Avon in September

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    I’m taking a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon between September 23rd and September 24th to attend the AGI GeoCommunity ’09 conference on Realising the Value of Place.

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    A trip to Amsterdam in July

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    I’m taking a trip to Amsterdam between July 10th and July 12th to attend State of the Map 2009.

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    A trip to Sunnyvale in May

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    I’m taking a trip to Sunnyvale between May 17th and May 30th to attend Where 2.0 in San Jose and catch up with all my colleagues at the Yahoo! mothership on First Avenue.

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    The Album Cover Meme

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    Twitter can expand your horizons or just make wasting time a pleasure; here’s a good example thanks to @SianySianySiany – the Album Cover meme. It’s devastingly simple. Here’s how it works: First you need a name for your band or group. Fire up Wikipedia, click on “Random article” or on this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random. The title of the… Read more »

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    Latitude Media Coverage Needs More Latitude

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    A product launch from Google is accompanied by a massive media campaign that reaches far beyond the techy demographic; Google is a consumer brand these days and their messaging generates headlines in both traditional and new media. This is a good thing; right? It’s certainly high profile messaging, Ted Dziuba writing in the UK based… Read more »