Why the Do Lectures is not about the Lectures

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Jun 20, 2014
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I’ve struggled to reflect on my time at the Do Lectures 2014. It’s been harder, as a result, to describe it to others who have never been. I haven’t quit my job, I haven’t built that Pizza oven, but the sense of a restlessness is there, gnawing away. When I think of lecture, a  passenger of information comes to […]

Things that have caught my interest on May 19, 2014

Things that have caught my interest on May 19, 2014

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May 10, 2014
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A busy week meant I slipped off the blogging wagon last week so this week I’m wading through a tonne of stuff that has piqued my interest. Firstly, I’ve been speed reading through Dave Eggers – The Circle. Set in the not too distant future, it offers a sharp critique of Silicon Valley and the […]

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5SecondsIn – A Tumblr Music Blog

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May 5, 2014
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I’ve been messing around with Tumblr on an idea that’s been brewing for the past few weeks.  5 Seconds In is Tumblr music blog that showcase the songs with the best intros. A daft idea that sprang from a pub conversation. At the moment I’ve linked the Tumblr page to  ThisIsMyJam for ease of use. However you can link […]

Things that have caught my interest on May 05, 2014

Things that have caught my interest on May 05, 2014

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May 5, 2014
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I went to get my two daughters measured up for some new sandals and trainers for school. In the UK we have a chain of shoe shops called Clarks, where generations of children would get their shoes from. They are a traditional bricks and mortar business that my parents would have gone to get my […]

Things that have caught my interest on April 26, 2014

Things that have caught my interest on April 26, 2014

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Apr 26, 2014
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  I’ve been slowly changing through the gears this week and getting back into the rhythm of the day job. What I really could have done with is something like this on my desk. My employer (LinkedIn) has a very positive West Coast culture in line with other Silicon Valley firms. Don’t Fuck Up the […]

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Wish You Were Peer to Peer

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Apr 22, 2014
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This weekend I’ve been trying to solve one of modern life’s great mysteries. A wireless home network that doesn’t drop, or has a hissy fit when I move from one room to the next. In the UK, we have what I would loosely define as Peer to Peer Wifi Hotspots. A portion of my Wi-Fi is […]

Things that have caught my interest on April 21, 2014

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Apr 22, 2014
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  Time to  rattle through things that have caught my eye over the Easter break. Firstly I’ve recently installed Firechat on my iPhone. Firechat is a peer to peer messaging service that uses a little known function in iOS7 to create private networks without being connected to the internet if you’re in there are enough people with the […]

Things that have caught my interest on April 14, 2014

Things that have caught my interest on April 14, 2014

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Apr 14, 2014
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There has been a spate of documentaries celebrating the 20th anniversary of Brit Pop in the UK. The question I have is why 1995 has been picked as the seminal year for Brit Pop? A cursory glance at the top selling singles in 1995 has minted casino warbler Celine Dion at number 1, daytime TV […]

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Circuit board

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Apr 12, 2014
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A series of images from photographer Mishka Henna taken of industrialised cattle farm really stood out in this months Wired UK magazine (May 2014). …we’ve turned our landscape into a giant circuit board. You can check out further examples of her work here

Things that have caught my interest on April 11, 2014

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Apr 11, 2014
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A rag tag bunch of bookmarks today. This is one of those simple ideas that I’d wished I had come up with – take seminal album covers and using Google Street view put them in their physical context. http://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2014/apr/07/classic-album-covers-in-google-street-view-in-pictures?CMP=twt_gu If it hasn’t been done already, I’m sure movie locations and Google Street View will be […]

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