Posts Tagged: teddington

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    Big (Location) Data vs. My (Location) Data

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    For a pleasant change, the guts of this talk didn’t metamorphose oddly during the writing. Instead, it geolocated. This was originally planned to be my keynote talk at Social-Loco in San Francisco last month. But I wasn’t able to make it to the Bay Area as planned for reasons too complex to go into here…. Read more »

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    Converting Markdown To HTML; In Any Mac Text Editor (With A Little Help From Automator)

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    There must be a truism somewhere out on the interwebs that goes something like this … if a computer geek finds himself or herself doing a task repeatedly, he or she will invariably find a way to automate this task … and if there isn’t a truism to this effect, then I’ve just written it… Read more »

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    You Are Here; Map Wallpaper For Your Laptop

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    I’ve recently been guilty of using the term map wallpaper as a mild form of pejorative; meaning maps that are great for showing geographical context but which don’t really show anything else. I’m also guilty of overusing the phrase eye candy; something which is eye catching but ultimately superficial. Then along comes an eye candy… Read more »

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    If You Live In The UK, You Need To Know About The Communications Data Bill

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    On Thursday June 14th. 2012, Theresa May, the UK Secretary Of State published the draft Communications Data Bill. If you’ve been reading or watching the UK media you might well be aware of this. The bill is hugely controversial, not least because it requires all UK internet service providers to track and store for 12… Read more »

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    Of Robots And Teapots; Web Geeks Are Not Without A Sense Of Humour

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    There’s a line from the first Matrix movie, the only really good one out of the trilogy, where Morpheus says earnestly to Neo … fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony. It’s time to add a corollary to this quote, along the lines of web geeks, it seems, are not without a… Read more »

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    On UK Censorship (And Robert Heinlein)

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    There are many things I’m not going to comment on here. I’m not going to comment on whether we live in a democracy in the UK or not, nor whether it’s democratic or not to block access to a particular web site on the sole say-so of an industry body. I’m not going to comment… Read more »

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    Foursquare Goes With OpenStreetMap; On The Web

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    In web and location circles, much has been made of Foursquare’s recent “little announcement” of the location based, check-in, company’s decision to oust Google Maps and instead to go with OpenStreetMap data, by way of MapBox. From reading a lot of the coverage you’d be forgiven for thinking that Foursquare has completely severed ties with… Read more »

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    WP Biographia Hits v2.1.1 In Time For Christmas

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    WP Biographia’s always had the ability to suppress the display of the plugin’s Biography Box for all users; unfortunately that’s been accomplished by simply not installing the plugin. But judging from requests on the WordPress forums as well as emails hitting my Inbox, suppressing the display of the Biography Box for some users ranks highest… Read more »

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    W3G 2011; Musings On A Geo Unconference

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    On September 20th, with a new venue and a new tag line, the second W3G (un)conference kicked off the annual three day UK geo-fest that is formed of one day’s worth of W3G followed in quick succession by two day’s worth of AGI GeoCommunity. After last year’s inaugural geo-festivities in Stratford-upon-Avon, this year W3G grabbed… Read more »

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    WP Biographia Is But A Quarter Of The Way To WP Mappa

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    In a way, this was all Matt Whatsit‘s fault; he writes very profane and very funny blog posts and reading his recent The Five Stages Of P****d Wife (which you should read if you haven’t already, err, read it) made me laugh, hell, it made me ROFL and LMAO at the same time but it also… Read more »