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Archive for October 2008


Let’s not use “edgy” as a cover for “rude”

In scandals it’s not usually the initial misdemeanour which gets you, it’s how you handle the consequences — incident followed by attempted cover-up does a lot more damage than incident followed by immediate contrition. Following the Russell Brand/Jonathan Ross farrago we now have a Mock the Week/Frank Boyle furore. After the broadcasting the comedian’s comments [...]

Bookmarks for 30 Oct 2008

InfoQ: Presentation: Technical Lessons Learned Turning the Agile Dials to Eleven (agile software_development tips presentation ) New York Times – The Community APIYet another API from the NYT team. (I'll be disappointed now if a day passes and they've not released an API.) (nytimes api community ) BookninjaBook cover parodies (books design humour parody )

Russell Brand and Joseph Stalin

Just a note, that in Russell Brand’s video resignation and apology he’s standing in front of a picture of Joseph Stalin. Sadly you can’t quite see it on the video linked here, but it’s quite clear in the still on the front of my final edition Guardian. His positioning in this video won’t be accidental, [...]

Bookmarks for 28 Oct 2008

New York Times Movie Reviews API (reviews api movies nytimes ) Create an Email Newsletter From Your RSS Feed With MailChimp (email rss tools ) Azure Services PlatformMicrosoft's cloud computing service (technology microsoft cloud_computing saas web_services ) How to Sync Google Services With Your Mobile Device (sync google tips tools ) BBC Internet Blog: History [...]

Bookmarks for 27 Oct 2008

The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code – Joel on Software (management software_development ) Agile & Business: The Nokia Test (agile nokia scrum management ) BuiLD YouR WiLD SeLFCreate a sketch-like drawing of yourself. (fun avatars tools design )

Bookmarks for 26 Oct 2008 to 27 Oct 2008

YouTube Enables Deep Linking Within Videos (urls youtube videos web_2.0 ) Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life – REST API Design: Invent Media Types, Not Protocols and Understand the Importance of Hyperlinks (rest programming api web_2.0 architecture ) NYTimes.com Announces New Video Platform with Deeper Integration Throughout the Site (video nytimes press_release )

Bookmarks for 22 Oct 2008 to 24 Oct 2008

REST APIs must be hypertext-driven » UntangledI am getting frustrated by the number of people calling any HTTP-based interface a REST API. [...] API designers, please note the following rules before calling your creation a REST API: (rest api protocols architecture ) Darkening Backgrounds With Light in PortraitsClever, non-obvious, technique for getting black backgrounds against [...]

Bookmarks for 21 Oct 2008 to 22 Oct 2008

Action Method Online :: HomeA kind of networked to-do list for managing projects. (productivity planning tools project_management ) Grazr – Gather Feeds, Create Streams, Publish Widgets"Merge and filter multiple feeds into a single stream" (rss mashups tools widgets ) Justgiving – Atheist Bus CampaignIn just a few hours the Atheist Bus Campaign raises enough money [...]

Bookmarks for 20 Oct 2008 to 21 Oct 2008

Portrait of the artist: Saskia Reeves, actorThe picture at the top of this article is the only way I can imagine Saskia Reeves, as the passionate mathematician in Theatre Complite's "A Disappearing Number". (theatre actors ) LR/Transporter for LightroomLightroom plugin that enables more flexible importing, exporting and modification of metadata fields (photography lightroom plugins tools [...]

Walking towards Kings Cross

Since I hadn’t picked up my camera for while I took a walk into Kings Cross to see what I could see. The sky was pretty dramatic. Here’s one of the photos I took; there are a few more on Flickr. Tags: photography