Monthly Archives: March 2011

Flickr Link Shortening Confusion

I discovered something weird today. I’ve known for some time that you can get Flickr’s short link for an image if you view > source. It’s usually about 20-odd lines into the page. I was making a comment on this … Continue reading

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Maker Faire Madness

I had the pleasure of attending the 2011 Maker Faire event in Newcastle over the weekend. It was a real geek-fest – with all sorts of mad inventions and sciency-crafty-creativity on show. Alistair was demonstrating his Newcastle Metro Simulator, and … Continue reading

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Think Vis – The Aftermath

I attended Think Visibility for the first time last Saturday, as a photographer/AV tech/helper/lackey for Mr Hodge. It was hard work but fun, not least the sight of a cardboard cut-out Hodge verbally abusing people (thanks to some nifty soldering … Continue reading

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Twitter Link Shortening – Utter Madness

Lots has been written in the past about the use of URL shorteners and how they have the potential to break the web if they suddenly become unavailable. It’s one of the reasons I’ve moved away from services like … Continue reading

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Just My Type

I have recently finished reading Just My Type, which I got for Christmas. In it, Simon Garfield explores some of the history of familiar and not-so-familiar typefaces. I was quite surprised how old some of them are, and how modern … Continue reading

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