Posts Tagged: california

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    The Curious Cartographical Case Of The Island Of California

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    We’ve become firmly accustomed to the instant gratification of Internet Time, which can be roughly summarised as “I want it now, dammit“. Nowhere is this more evident than in maps. If something is wrong on a map, we expect it to be fixed. Now. Ten or so years ago, it would be common to wait somewhere between 12 and 18 months for a map’s updates to be collected, validated and published. These days, thanks to our modern digital maps, we get our updates in more or less Internet Time and that means fast. It hasn’t always been that way.

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    WP Biographia v2.0 Goes Into Beta

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    I continue to be genuinely gobsmacked at the reception that WP Biographia has received since I first released it in August of this year. People are downloading it; people are emailing me about it; people are discussing it and asking for new features on the WordPress forums and since I put the code up on… Read more »

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    At The Airport, Not All QR Codes Are Created Equal

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    Another day, another flight, another addition to the ever growing and increasingly arcane number of steps that you need to go through in order to get through an airport and actually take off on a plane. I’ve written before on the world of airport security, be it having your bags X-Rayed or searched and on… Read more »

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    Will The New Delicious Still Be … Delicious?

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    Delicious is dead! Long live Delicious. Like a lot of Delicious users, I recently received a mail urging me to authorise the transfer of my Delicious account and bookmarks to the new service once ownership transfers from Yahoo! to AVOS. The reception to the news of Delicious’s new owners has been … varied. Marshall Kirkpatrick… Read more »

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    Through The Window # 3

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    The view from the window has changed again. Last week I was deep in the Silicon Valley suburbia staying with good friends in Campbell, where the sunrises were gorgeous. This week I’m deep in the heart of the city nicknamed The Capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose. The view from the window isn’t nearly as… 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 »