Posts Tagged: home

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    Phi, Lambda and (Slightly Embarassing) Temporality

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    Longitude and latitude have been formally used as a geographic coordinate system offset from the Greenwich Meridian since the International Meridian Conference of 1884 in Washington D.C. As a spatial coordinate system, longitude (abbreviated as φ, or phi) and latitude ( λ, or lambda) work very well in defining a point on the surface of the Earth…. Read more »

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    Creative Commons in Action

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    I take a lot of photos, most of which end up on my Flickr photo stream. While some of them are taken with a proper camera  (though some would say that my Lumix FX12 isn’t a proper camera), most of them are taken with my iPhone, which doesn’t take great pictures but takes pictures which… Read more »

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    WhereCamp EU – The Geo Unconference Experience for 180 People

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    51° 31′ 36.8364″ N, 0° 7′ 44.0466″ W Entering the longitude and latitude above into one of the many online mapping sites on the web will  show you the St. Pancras branch of wallacespace, close to London’s Euston and Kings Cross St. Pancras rail termini and seems a fitting and apt way to write a… Read more »

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    Deep In The Twitter (Developers) Nest

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    The last week has been crammed with planning for and finally realising the first WhereCamp unconference to be held in Europe. More of that later but before WhereCamp EU, there was the London Twitter Developer’s DevNest. Angus Fox, one of the organisers of the DevNest, had first got in touch with me last year after… Read more »

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    Thinking of Linking

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    Hyperlinks in the form of web links are the lifeblood of today’s internet and world wide web. Examination of your web server’s log files, either directly via tools such as Webalizer or indirectly via analytics services such as Yahoo’s or Google’s can show you who’s visiting your web site or blogs. But who’s visiting your… Read more »

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    Genius or Desperation?

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    I’m sorry Facebook but your ad targeting systems are wildly inaccurate and reduce that valuable screen estate to the right hand side of my browser window to irrelevant line noise. Google’s and Yahoo’s ad targeting is pretty darn good but looking at Facebook right now offers me: Omniture Research; which Obama used, apparently. Free laptop… Read more »

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    Reclaim and Own Your Short URLs

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    There are many reasons to like the use of URL shorteners such as bit.ly and tinyurl.com. These free services take a long URL such as this post – http://www.vicchi.org/2010/03/03/reclaim-and-own-your-short-urls – and compresses them down to a much more manageable shorterned version – http://bit.ly/aG1RBx or http://tinyurl.com/ylaodny. They increase link sharing; the vast majority of social networking… Read more »

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    Posterous; Paused. Possibly Permanently?

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    I’ve never run or hosted my own search engine. I’ve run and hosted web servers, mail servers, proxy servers and caching servers (I’m even contemplating running my own URL shortener), but never a search engine. There was a time when I ran an enterprise instance of Alta Vista back when I coded for a living… Read more »

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    Deliciousness: hairy landings, Twitter (mis)identity, escaped cat, the United States of Facebook and mapme.at

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    The latest batch of social bookmarks from my Delicious stream: Hamburg airport + Lufthansa plane + storm = a flight I’d really prefer not to be on. Dennys publicise their Twitter stream only to discover that it’s not actually theirs and Dennys Hsieh in Taiwan gets a lot more attention than he bargained for. Geek… Read more »

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    Steaming Crab Dung?

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    Yes I know it’s short for Dungeness Crab (Steamed) but that’s not what it says on the receipt is it? I feel sorry for the sole pan fried Monk as well … Written and posted from home (51.427051, -0.333344)