Happy Birthday

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Speaking of Zeldman, Happy Birthday to Jeffery Zeldman presents… Eight years online and not a day older (OK, not really…). It doesn’t seem like anytime at all since I was elated at being ‘hat-tipped’ by him, but it turns out it was actually some 16 months ago. Wow, doesn’t time fly when you are having…

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A walk in Central London

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Public Lettering (via Prolific, via Zeldman) Fascinating and involving. Reminds me of some advice my father gave me about my home city of Glasgow. “Look up.” Typically in cities these days, most of the older buildings have been shelled out and converted to shops. Their lower floors vandalised and replaced with large, featureless pieces of…

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Free Book

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OK I’ve only skimmed a few pages of this, but it looks good so far. What is it? “A few months ago a group of writers with Web sites decided to get together and make a book. The idea was for each writer to compose a story on the theme ‘How-to,’ to result in a…

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Clever or useless

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I think clever, but I’m not sure, probably the geek in me going all: “Awesome / Cool” etc etc. What do you think? Kartoo meta search – Results

REM.IX

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R.E.M. – The band, the legend are a lovely bunch of people, so lovely, in fact, they are making ten remixes of some recent songs available, to us, for free. Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself!

Hump Day?

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I think this falls in with what Michele was saying about your mind working in different ways (I’m not going to use the word porn on this website, I get far too many weird and wonderful search hits as it is..) Anyway those nice people over at 0(zero)format have put together a little package to…

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Simplification

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Carey gets back to basics, and I must admit I’ve been thinking something similar as I’ve recently been pondering the ‘why’ and ‘who’ of this very website. Of course when Carey does it, it looks good, like a post ironic take on neo-modernism… or something… Anyway it again brings up the subject of ‘why’. I’ve…

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Hmmmmm

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That quote looks familiar (mind you, it was Vaughan that tipped me off about the mailing list in the first place…).

Made in Taiwan

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I remember, as a child, receiving a toy car. I don’t remember the exact make or model, but I do remember that, on the underside, were the words “Made in Taiwan”. Taiwan. It sounds exciting and different, although growing up in Dumbarton ANYTHING sounds exciting and different, but this was other-worldly, and for the first…

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Arguing

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It’s been a long time (over a year) since I last checked out this site, and to my glee it is still being updated. Things my girlfriend and I have argued about (no not me silly, him…).

At last

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A community-edited guide to Kuro5hin! Ko4ting. Probably best to start with What is Kuro5hin? The religion of Coca-Cola Coca-Cola in Latin America: “Coca-Cola plainly stands as an unvarnished symbol of neoliberalism and modern corporate mercantilism” Again globalization hits the news, but it is beginning to become more and more unbelievable. This article shows, once again,…

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More Clever Stuff

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Ok, I think I’m up and running now (it’s a bit unnerving when Blogger goes down for maintenance just after you’ve been trying out a new script. You can’t help thinking… oops was that me?). Meta Linker is now in full effect y’all. A simple idea, but could prove useful/fun/annoying. Have to wait and see…

Make up your mind

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Once again the scientist help throw some doubt on a commonly held assumption: Health experts question water rule. What really bugs me is the way they are happy to dispute theories without actually disproving them: “Nutritionists are even questioning whether coffee and cola are dehydrating, as commonly thought.” Offer me proof or stop mucking with…

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Agreed

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Neale sums up how my work is at the moment, although strictly speaking I’m at the point where I am poised with a bag of dust in one hand and my other hand ready to snatch up the golden artifact. But the boulder will come…

Clever

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Very clever, and simple, very simple, all the best idea’s are… Meta Linker. Think I’ll look into this a bit more.

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