Posts By: Gary

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    An Unscientific View of Location Usage in London

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    With the Yahoo! Geo Technologies sponsored, London #geomob meetup coming up this week, this weekend I took a look at how many companies were actively using location within London. No easy task. After much web searching this weekend I took a trawl through those companies tagged as being in London in CrunchBase, the database of… Read more »

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    Nestoria Interview

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    Hot on the heels of last week’s Fire Eagle presentation I was  granted the privilege of an interview by Nestoria’s Ed Freyfogle; the interview is now up on Nestoria’s blog.

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    First #geomob Meetup

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    Last night I presented a deck on Fire Eagle at the first London Geo/Mobile Developers Meetup, held at Google’s UK headquarters in Victoria; the full write up is here.

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    BCS North London and BCS Geospatial SG

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    Last night I presented a deck on Mobile Location Based Services at the British Computer Society in an event organised by the North London Branch of the BCS and the BCS Geospatial Specialist Group at the BCS headquarters in Covent Garden; the full write up is here.

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    Good Customer Service? Surely Some Mistake

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    I freely admit that this is a sweeping generalisation but customer service in the US is generally quite good whereas customer service in the UK is really quite crap; it doesn’t seem to give any form of service to the customer – which we seem to accept in the UK. Even for US companies which… Read more »

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    What’s In Your Dock?

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    It’s not original and it’s been done so many times before but … what’s in your dock and where is it? Mine’s at the bottom of the screen, hiding off, magnification off. On the left hand side there’s the the Finder, Dashboard, Mail, Firefox, Safari, Adium, Vienna, Address Book, iTunes and iCal. In the middle… Read more »

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    Expose Challenge

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    The Unofficial Apple Weblog ran an article today (http://tinyurl.com/2jxuhc) pointing to this Flickr image (http://tinyurl.com/2w9jnr) made by someone with with far too many windows open on his Mac. So what the hell … let’s join in; for those remotely interested here’s my MacBook Pro running … Mail.app (One main windows and 2 smart folders), Firefox,… Read more »

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    My Desk, Part 3

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    New job, new desk, therefore new hardware. When my day job took place at FormScape my desk was somewhat cluttered; a case of more is more. Since then I’ve moved on and my working hours are now occupied by a division of Yahoo! and we’re definitely in the less is more category where desks are… Read more »

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    Hmm … New Shoes

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    I got some new shoes recently to coincide with starting a new job. Ben also got some new shoes; his first proper pair. There’s a slight difference in size …

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    (Mostly) UNIX Quotes

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    Various quotes, mostly UNIX related, which I’ve accrued over the years from various sources. Well my terminal’s locked up and I ain’t got any Mail And I can’t recall the last time that my program didn’t fail I’ve got stacks in my structs, I’ve got arrays in my queues I’ve got those: Segmentation violation —… Read more »