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Archive for April 2012


Bookmarks for 27 Apr 2012

BBC sends more staff to Olympics than Team GB has athletes. As ever.A sharp summary from Martin: "It is a classic example of one of those non-stories that really irritate me in journalism. Effectively it says “the BBC has decided to send an arbitrary number of apples to an event, whilst an entirely separate organisation [...]

Bookmarks for 25 Apr 2012

Financial Times passes 2m users for its HTML5 web app | Media | guardian.co.uk"Mobile now driving 12% of subscriptions to the newspaper's digital offering" (dopost financial_times app html5 ) Billionaires’ day at the Leveson inquiry | Media | The Guardian"What was interesting on Monday was the way in which the proprietors take it for granted [...]

Bookmarks for 23 Apr 2012

Big picture: ‘God hates signs’ – gay rights protesters’ placards | Art and design | The Guardian"…we pay tribute to the best gay rights protesting placards." Including "If God hates fags, why are we so cute?" (gay_rights humour photographs homophobia ) A VC: What If Web And Mobile Apps Are Like TV Shows?"Network effects are [...]

Bookmarks for 19 Apr 2012

The women-on-women fights staged to keep us occupied | Hadley Freeman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk"From comments on Ann Romney to Newsweek articles, pitting women against each other is a way to distract from real issues" (usa journalism the_atlantic women ) Shocking photos show Swedish Minister of Culture celebrating with ”n*g*er cake” – Fria [...]

Bookmarks for 18 Apr 2012

In Silicon Valley, designers emerge as rock stars | ReutersThe headline is not quite it might imply. Designers are an important part of the team, but not necessarily the lead players: "In the latest generation of innovation, heavily concentrated in applications for mobile devices and social networks, and relying on ever-cheaper cloud-computing services, success depends [...]

Bookmarks for 16 Apr 2012

Academic publishing: Open sesame | The Economist"When research is funded by the taxpayer or by charities, the results should be available to all without charge" (taxation openness research ) A Baseline for Front-End Developers – Adventures in JavaScript Development"I wrote a README the other day for a project that I’m hoping other developers will look [...]

Bookmarks for 13 Apr 2012

A handful of lessons from beta testing features on the Guardian’s website"One comment we got said the feature definitely wasn’t “ready for prime time”. At that point we’d switched it on for 6 articles out of the 1.4million pieces of content in our database, about as low key as you can manage for a site [...]

Bookmarks for 12 Apr 2012

The Hack Day Manifesto"So you’re organising a hack day or hackathon? Here are some basic requirements to make your event a success, and avoid the common pitfalls that could otherwise ruin it." (dopost tips hack_days ) Announcing Our Newest Hire: A Current Fox News Channel Employee"And I think Mitt loses points with the GOP base [...]

Bookmarks for 11 Apr 2012

Dell Community"The good news about disaster recovery planning – it’s not as hard as it used to be [Infographic]" Possibly the worst infographic ever, says Andy Baio. He might be right. (dell failure fail infographic info ) Time Out New York Launches New iPad And iPhone Apps, Embraces E-Commerce – TechCrunch (time_out launch ipad dopost [...]

Bookmarks for 10 Apr 2012

The Shard Of Glass | Silent UK – Urban Exploration & Underground PhotographyAstonishing photographs of an illicit — and dangerous — night on The Shard. Assuming this is genuine, of course. (london photographs the_shard ) Shard and fraud? – expert real-time event photography"If you’ve left your social media alone for the Easter hols, you might [...]