Posts Tagged: teddington

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    Map Wars; Are Apple’s Maps Really That Bad?

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    Making a map isn’t easy. Making a map of streets and land features is hard. Making a map of streets and land features that stays up to date is harder. Making a map of streets, features and places, businesses, services, points of interest is harder still. Making a map of all of the previous that… Read more »

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    The Map Of The World According To The London Underground

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    Yes, it’s another map. Yes, it’s another map of the London Tube system. But wait … something’s not quite right. Surely the Piccadilly Line ends at Uxbridge, Heathrow Airport and Cockfosters and not at Seattle, Buenos Aires and St. Petersburg? Doesn’t the Northern Line run from Edgeware and High Barnet to Morden and not from… Read more »

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    Maps, Maps And MOAR Maps At The Society Of Cartographers And Expedia

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    Updated September 13th. 2012 with embedded YouTube video. Wednesday September 5th. 2012 was a day of maps. To be precise, it was a day of maps, maps and MOAR maps. Two events, two talks, back to back. Packed choc-a-bloc full of maps. I also cheated slightly. Firstly there was the International Cartographical Association’s first session… Read more »

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    A Map Of The World In One Million Lego Bricks

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    Imagine for one moment that someone gave you in excess of a million lego bricks and four thousand lego building plates. Imagine also that you had around three week’s worth of spare time. What would you build? To my mind, the first thing that should spring to mind is a massive map of the world…. Read more »

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    When The Olympics Left Teddington

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    Definitely to be filed under local interest only, but a few week’s back the 2012 Olympic Games came to London. Part of the Games came to the part of London where I live. Actually part of the games came to the end of the road in the part of London where I live. And then… Read more »

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    Foursquare Checkins, Maps And WordPress; Now With MOAR Maps

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    If you’re an avid Foursquare user you can already display your last checkin, visualised on a map, in the sidebar of your WordPress powered site with the WP Quadratum plugin. Foursquare, checkins and maps … what more could you ask for? Maybe the answer is more maps. Version 1.1 of the WP Quadratum plugin, which… Read more »

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    When The Olympics Came To Teddington

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    Yes, it was difficult if not impossible to get tickets. Yes, it’s overly political. Yes, LOCOG has been overly aggressive in protecting its idea of what the Olympic brand is and in supposedly protecting the interests of the sponsors. Yes, it absolutely sucks that you can only use a Visa card to pay for anything… Read more »

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    Where You Are Isn’t That Interesting But Where You Will Be Is

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    Every once in a while the thorny topic of location privacy rears its ugly head, often in tandem with a new location based service or the discovery of what an existing one is really doing. There’s often cries of “Big Brother” and “company X is tracking me” as well. But lost in the rhetoric and… Read more »

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    Of CSS, Pointers, Archive Pages and Meta Boxes; WP Biographia Reaches v3.2

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    WP Biographia v3.2 got pushed to the WordPress plugin repository this afternoon. In the grand scheme of things it’s not a massive release but it goes a long way to solving some of the most frequently asked questions that arrive in my Inbox and via the plugin’s support forums. As I’ve mentioned a few times… Read more »

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    Don’t Go There, Go Here; A WordPress Redirection Plugin

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    Despite having written 5 plugins for WordPress I’ve only just scratched the surface of what it’s possible to make WordPress do. So when I want to make WordPress do something that I’m not sure a) how to do and b) whether it’s even possible or not, I turn to a search engine. More often than… Read more »