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According to Google, 25% of “what the internet is for” lives on tumblr. My scientifically rigorous research shows that there are 1,390,000 returns for the exact phrase, “what the internet is for”. And there are 351,000 returns for that phrase plus tumblr. Quad Erat Demonstrandum – 25% of what the internet is for is on […]

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Here we are a week after the event. The generous folk at Google, expertly aided and beautifully abetted as ever by Neil Perkin, didn’t so much start a fire this time round as plant a glowing ember that has been smouldering away at the back of my mind for the last seven days. To be […]

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I have a few shares in Standard Life. They are my scant reward for having taken out endowment policies with them back when “you couldn’t lose” with an endowment mortgage. (FFS). Those endowment policies made me a Standard Life member/owner back when it was a mutual organisation. The process of demutualisation turned me from member […]

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[View the story “I’m kind of a big deal in Ipswich.” on Storify]

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I’m not fed up of waiting for my Facebook timeline to be enabled. Partly because I’m distinctly ambivalent about the whole thing. But mainly because I’ve already got Memolane. Memolane is a comprehensive timeline that aggregates all (or as much as you want) of your social stuff in one elegant, intuitive place. “All” includes Facebook. […]

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This tweet appeared amidst a Tweetdeck sea of grief and eulogies, prompted by the death of Steve Jobs. I caught my breath a little. And I was caught in two minds. On the one hand it was classic, no-holds-barred Mash satire. Funny, frankly. On the other the Mash tweet “broke” at the same time as […]

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Kevin Kelly’s post on the Technium blog has just taken over my Friday evening. It includes a link to the Google Ngram viewer. The what? The Google/University Consortium has digitised over 15 million books so far, and the Ngram viewer allows you to investigate the frequency of use of various words in various languages over […]

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Actually make that time lapse photography with Instalapse, Hipstacase, Gorillapod, a large Velux window, a 30m extension cable and several volumes of the 1955 edition Chambers’s Encyclopedia. Instalapse first. Instalapse is an iPhone app that makes time lapse photography pretty darn easy actually. You set the interval between shots, set the number of shots (the […]

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Or, put another way, Hipstamatic is a “proper” business as well as a (very) good photography application. I posted last year about how, from the outset, Hipstamatic was walking the walk in terms of monetisation. It clearly had a business plan to go with its idea and its excellent execution. It’s time for an update. […]

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11.30 pm Heading to bed. Light on under the door to eldest daughter’s bedroom. 11.31 pm WiFi modem on. Flickering LED light indicates that bandwidth is being used. Coincidence? 11.32 pm WiFi modem switched off. 11.33 pm Light under bedroom door goes out. Assume that iPod Touch, rendered useless for the purpose of communicating with […]

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