Blogs

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Parsing a Wikipedia page's content with python
A while back I was asking on Twitter and Stack Overflow about how to parse a Wikipedia page’s content using python. It seemed harder than I expected, given the number of Wikimedia-related tools available. Here’s what I ended up doing. [...] Phil Gyford
Margate, change is possible
“It will always be the same. Nothing will change” This is something I’ve heard time and time again from residents in relation to Thanet Council.  Which led me to wonder; why is this? Why can’t things change? And change for the better?I’ve [...] Margate Architecture
Bookmarks for March 23rd through March 24th
This is an auto-posted collection of public links I’ve either posted to, or favourites from Twitter, my Instapaper bookmarks and my public links posted to Pinboard.in for March 23rd from 21:31 to 15:01: Imanol Aranzadi on Twitter: “ [...] Extenuating Circumstances

Tuesday 24 March 2015

Bookmarks for March 22nd through March 23rd
This is an auto-posted collection of public links I’ve either posted to, or favourites from Twitter, my Instapaper bookmarks and my public links posted to Pinboard.in for March 22nd from 19:53 to 18:42: UN backs out of Uber collaboration over [...] Extenuating Circumstances

Monday 23 March 2015

Time to get fit
Sarah's been putting a lot of work into losing weight lately, but apart from the fitness stuff I do in Krav Maga classes most weeks, I've not really paid much attention to my own health. However, my work have a fancy new medical insurance benefit [...] Snell-Pym/Alaric
Filtered for Monday mornings
1. An LED jacket for sausage dogs. Back Disco Dog on Kickstarter. If your dog runs too far away and the connection is lost, the vest will show an automatic "LOST DOG" message Best video. 2. There are eleven Sikh gurus -- the 11th, Final and [...] Interconnected

Links

Friday 27 March 2015

Wikitten
Simple PHP-based wiki, uses Markdown or HTML syntax, has syntax highlighting for code blocks. (via @benbrown) Phil Gyford
No Dickheads! A Guide To Building Happy, Healthy, And Creative Teams. — Medium
So good. Sounds like such a great place to work and do good work. Phil Gyford

Thursday 26 March 2015

A Message to the 21st Century by Isaiah Berlin | The New York Review of Books
"If you are truly convinced that there is some solution to all human problems, that one can conceive an ideal society which men can reach if only they do what is necessary to attain it, then you and your followers must believe that no price can be [...] Phil Gyford
'Yoga Pants are Ruining Women' and Other Style Advice From Fran Lebowitz
"I wish that real estate were cheaper and clothes were more expensive." "Designers now, they all have these things called mood boards. I suppose they think a sense of discovery equals invention." "If you walked around New York you would think there [...] Phil Gyford

Tuesday 24 March 2015

The top 50 apps for creative minds | Technology | The Guardian
Alice
MyWord Editor is open source
Could be good. Who knows. I like the idea anyway. Blog-hosting server and client, both open source. (via @benbrown) Phil Gyford
The New Euston Station 1968 (PDF)
It looks so modern and clean and spacious and pleasant. Unlike today's reality. Phil Gyford
OS X Mavericks v10.9.1: Repeated prompts to unlock "Local Items" keychain - Apple Support
Dotcode
Paradise Lost: How Moreover Won & Lost The Real-Time Web – RicMac
I'd forgotten about Moreover. Seems such a long, long time ago. Phil Gyford

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