Posts Tagged: london

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    Mistaking the Context for the End Game

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    This is a post about location (for a change); but it doesn’t have to be about location as it’s all about mistaking a vital element for the end game itself. I should explain. I recently got contacted by a gentleman in the US who was looking to register a lot of domain names, in a… 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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    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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    Winter, Followed by Spring and Back to Winter Again

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    I’ve never been a massive fan of Crowded House but 1991’s Four Seasons in One Day could have been written with this weekend’s weather in mind. We started with Winter (cold, wet, miserably damp), followed by Spring (heavy showers, glorious sunshine and the odd rainbow or two), followed by Summer (clear blue skies). Then this morning,… Read more »

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    Mashup, Location and London

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    Last night I was at LBi in the old Truman Brewery on London’s Brick Lane for Mashup’s Location … It’s Moving On. I’ve spoken at a Mashup event once or twice before but this time the organising team threw caution to the wind and asked me to chair the panel discussion. Prior to kicking the… 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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    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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    No Comment?

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    Why do we blog? It’s a gross simplification but I think the reasons are three-fold. Firstly when you write a blog post you have something to say, you need to find the right words and write them down, albeit virtually. Secondly, you want someone to read what you’ve written. Thirdly, sometimes you want to stimulate… Read more »

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    Forget the Credit Crunch; it’s the Geo Crunch in London

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    It was a particularly cruel piece of coincidental timing; quite a few of the usual suspects of the London geo scene congregated in Harrogate earlier this week for the one day Where 2.0 Now? conference. I was there representing Yahoo! Geo Technologies as well as Chris Osborne from Ito World, Ed Parsons from Google, John… Read more »

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    Deliciousness: megalomania, logos, Tube map, paper abstracts, location, Freud and tech mistakes

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    It’s been a while but odd, weird and even occasionally interesting stuff continues to fall down the back of the internet and gets captured in Delicious along the way. Here’s the pick of the last few weeks. Today I was caught red handed trying to blow up the world … mwah hah hah hah. A well known… Read more »