Posts Tagged: london

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    Going Up in the World?

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    Sometimes you have to get away from it all, get up above the streets to appreciate a city. While I’m acting under a potentially loose interpretation of Chatham House rules (we’ll see about that) at this event, that doesn’t stop me admiring the view of The Gherkin, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the City skyline from… Read more »

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    The Future of Web Apps? Bad Wifi, Booth Mobbing, Geo and Lots of Schwag

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    (This post was originally written for the Yahoo! Developer Network blog and was published there on October 5th; it’s duplicated here for posterity.) You’re stuck in a room on the first floor of a venue with no natural light, people keep expressing surprise that you’re there, there’s a bizarre voucher system operating for getting a cup of… Read more »

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    Avis – Less “We Try Harder”, More “We Can’t Be Bothered”

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    Last week I was unfortunate enough to hire a rental car from Avis at Heathrow. The italics are important here as they point to where the problem seems to lie. I travel quite a lot for work and so it’s fair to say I rent a reasonable amount of cars; all of them through Avis… Read more »

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    Deliciousness: themes gained, avatars lost, accents found, London and the end of the world, scrobbling and Streetview

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    Look at all of this stuff that fell down the back of the internet and got lodged in my Delicious bookmarks … Posterous recently gained themes and Twitter lost the background and avatar settings for lots of accounts, mine included.  Need to write München, Côte or Café with proper accents while on a Mac? Easy when you know how. If you live… Read more »

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    Oh No! Not Rain

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    It rained last night in London. This is not news. This is not even an uncommon occurence. Granted, it was heavy rainfall, as evidenced by the windows of the restaurant in Soho last night being drenched every time a car went up Wardour Street and by the tree branch which was floating off down the… Read more »

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    Seaside-on-Thames

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    There’s nothing like being at the seaside; the cry of seagulls, the tang of ozone in the air, Blackfriars Bridge, The Gherkin and St. Paul’s Cathedral in the distance … Blackfriars Bridge? It’s easy to forget that the Thames is tidal and if you time it right that there’s several stretches of beach at low… Read more »

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    Deliciousness: yet more bacon, Snow Leopard, Hitchhiker’s, WhereCamp Europe, under your feet and shell scripts for your baby.

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    This week’s trawl through what appeared on the interwebs and made it into my Delicious bookmarks. The march towards all things bacon flavoured continues unabated; now you can get bacon (and mint) flavoured, err, mints and that get-you-going-in-the-morning first cup of coffee can now be bacon flavoured as well. Where’s this going to end? Mac OS X 10.6, AKA… Read more »

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    Lost London Under Your Feet

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    Stand with your back to the “looks like it’s built out of Lego” St. Gile’s development and you’ll see New Compton Street. Follow it for a while, running parallel to Shaftesbury Avenue and it comes to an abrupt end, due to someone building 125 Shaftesbury Avenue, which is also the Yahoo! London office, right across it…. Read more »

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    Rush Hour Cozy-ness

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    The Bakerloo Line is part suspended today due to engineering work which is due to last over the Bank Holiday weekend, so naturally everyone either piled onto the Waterloo & City Line or onto the Northern Line at Waterloo this morning. And on the Northern Line, somewhere between Waterloo and Embankment and underneath the Thames… Read more »

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    An Unscientific View of Location Usage in London

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    With the Yahoo! Geo Technologies sponsored, London #geomob meetup coming up this week, this weekend I took a look at how many companies were actively using location within London. No easy task. After much web searching this weekend I took a trawl through those companies tagged as being in London in CrunchBase, the database of… Read more »