Posts Tagged: sanfrancisco

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    Big (Location) Data vs. My (Location) Data

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    For a pleasant change, the guts of this talk didn’t metamorphose oddly during the writing. Instead, it geolocated. This was originally planned to be my keynote talk at Social-Loco in San Francisco last month. But I wasn’t able to make it to the Bay Area as planned for reasons too complex to go into here…. Read more »

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    From Where 2.0 To Just Where; With Meh 2.0 Somewhere In The Middle

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    And so, as Where 2012 draws to a close and the lobby of the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco fills with a slew of geo’d-out delegates waiting to check out, it’s time for the traditional post conference retrospective writeup. If you were at Where this year or in previous years you’ll probably want to skip… Read more »

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    Hacking WP Biographia’s Appearance With CSS

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    The contents of the Biography Box that the WP Biographia WordPress plugin produces are easily customisable through the plugin’s settings and options. The upcoming new version of the plugin will add to this, allowing almost limitless options for adding to the Biography Box though cunning use of the WordPress filter mechanism. But what if you’re… Read more »

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    Through The (Where) Window

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    After a year’s break, I’m back at O’Reilly’s Where 2.0 conference, now rebranded as simply the Where Conference. This year, the conference has slipped north from its Valley roots and taken up residence in the Marriott Marquis hotel in the heart of downtown San Francisco. The view from the window of my room on the… Read more »

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    TSA WTF

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    It’s Friday, December 9th 2011 and I’m in the TSA security line at San Francisco International Airport. Shoes off. Belt off. Watch off. Laptop, iPad and Kindle out of my bag and into the trays. TSA guard: “New rules. You don’t need to take your Kindle out anymore. It’s small enough for us to see… Read more »

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    Geo-Loco; Where The Geo-Wonks Meet The Geo-Clueless And All Points Inbetween

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    Last week I was in San Francisco, ostensibly to meet with fellow Nokians in Mountain View and Palo Alto, the homes of Google and Stanford University respectively. But I was also there to take part in a panel on the topic of “is geo loco a business or a feature?” at the Geo-Loco conference, chaired… Read more »

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    Mental Note to Self

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    I’d been told that the lesser spotted flight upgrade does happen. But despite travelling the Heathrow to San Francisco route on British Airways roughly once every three months for the best part of four years, despite knowing at least three members of the BA cabin crew who put me down on the upgrade list (but… Read more »