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    Visualising Tag Clouds

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    If you haven’t played with Wordle yet, I strongly suggest you point your browser of choice there right now and see what gorgeous visualisations of tags it comes up with. This is my delicious tag cloud … … this is the tag cloud for this blog … … and this is the tag cloud for… Read more »

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    Contextual Location (and Echoecho Redux)

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    I recently wrote about echoecho, an SMS based location sharing service and rather dismissed it as another PlayTxt or DodgeBall, both of which are now shuttered, and argued that EchoEcho fails my Theory of Stuff. Nick Bicanic, the CEO of Purpose Wireless, the company behind echoecho was good enough to look me up and drop… Read more »

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    Deliciousness: ringing phones, suicide linux, Flickr plugins, editing, zoomable maps and upsidedownness

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    Today’s social bookmarking deliciousness, from down the back of the internet. Got a colleague who keeps wandering away from their desk and leaving their mobile phone behind, which then keeps on ringing? Maybe they need one of these signs left on their desk. Maybe. Fancy a challenge? How many times a day do you type… Read more »

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    I Can’t Get No Sleep

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    “And here we are, half past two in the morning. I can’t get no sleep” A slight mangling of the lyrics to the Faithless classic, Insomnia, as Maxi Jazz lamented about being wide awake at 3.30 AM whereas I am most definitely awake an hour earlier. And not for the first time either. This is… Read more »

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    The Use Case for “where’s my train?”

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    As Paul Clarke has pointed out on his blog, not once, but twice, “I assert that train operators know where their assets are: it would be irresponsible if they didn’t. And that this information is held within their internal systems“. Here’s a good use case for his proposed solution … wheresmytrain … Piccadilly Circus Tube… Read more »

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    A Posterous Wish List

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    I’ve been using Posterous for a while now, a quick trawl back through the archives shows the first post I wrote via the service was in August 2009, and I’ve been using it ever since. It’s fiendishly simple and works like this :- I write a blog post in my email client and send it to post@posterous.com…. Read more »

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    Through the Window Redux

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    The view from my window has changed a lot of recent. Through my office window there’s been St. Giles and Covent Garden in the snow … … and Hanger One on Moffett Field, one of the world’s largest free-standing structures. Through my hotel window I’ve seen the Chrysler Building in New York at sunrise …… Read more »

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    It’s Time to Stop LAMB (Location Based SPAM) Before It Even Exists

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    We all suffer from SPAM, the unwanted and unsolicited commercial bulk emails that are the reason we have Junk Mail filters and folders in our email clients and servers. A quick glance at the Junk folder for my personal email account shows over 300 of these since the beginning of February alone. If you use some… Read more »

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    Sometimes the Hardware is Willing but the Software is Weak

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    I’ve had an HP DeskJet F-something-or-other for a couple of years now. It’s a small grey thing, around the size of a shoe box that prints, scans and photocopies. At least that’s what it said in the brochure and on HP’s web site. It used to sit plugged into the USB port on my AirPort… Read more »

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    On The Matter of Blog Comments

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    After last week’s comments troll spat I decided to i) lighten up and ii) take a leaf out of the book of an author and blogger I deeply respect. So, inspired by a post on John Scalzi’s Whatever, I offer up a brief decision making flowchart to aid me, in future, in deciding who does and who… Read more »