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Ruth’s celebration, Sunday March 7, 2010

Ruth’s celebration was held at Salem Chapel East Budleigh, Devon, on March 7th 2010.

Ruth’s photos on Flickr

Thanks to all the folk who are sending in wishes. I need to apologise for not getting back to you, I don’t get reception in Budleigh on my work mobile so communication is very patchy. We’re saying goodbye to Ruth ...

Mom’s scrapbook, Thanksgiving 1963

Actually, while this one was on Mom’s shelf, I reckon the items where mostly collected by Dad, but nonetheless, I found this page quite moving

Why would you want to work at the beeb?

Look around your office, now imagine being a part of this massive redesign

Get well soon Grandma Ruth

CU-1 has recorded a song for Ruth who is unwell and is stuck in a hospital ward in Devon.

Wordpress themes

Ha, I keep getting comments on this one. True though isn’t it:-)

His oover’s in the loover

Tarnations, last I heard this song, Tom barged into a Futurism seminar and played the song as his class project (more than two years ago)

Your Parents Were Awesome

Been thinking a lot about my parents this afternoon… Came across this great shot of “Mike” on The site says it all Before the fanny packs and Andrea Bocelli concerts, your p...

Big guys doing bad things to little guys

On the left above, some lovely work available for sale on Etsy and on the right, a tote bag for sale at Paperchase spot any similarities?

terreform 1 -- homeway

Fluid suburbs with houses that walk to work:-)

RFC822 Address (a bit of tech nonsense of a Friday eve)

Ahh looks like the old MT vs. Wordpress flame war may be heating up again. Not a fan of the bitching and defo supportive of Project Melody initiator Byrne Reese’s attitude that the Melody crew needs to keep to a p...

Can I just quote Stephen Fry on Stephen Jobs please?

Everyone is quoting the really great stuff from Stephen on the importance and likely reach of the iPad but after following Lynetter’s link I was struck by a different part of Fry’s text

The other side of a shiny new coin

The Free Software Foundation has been running the campaign for a number of years now, so it’s no surprise they set up a protest camp outside the Yerba Buena centre yesterday.

Skimmer building some social currency for Fallon

Just installed Fallon’s Skimmer app and as much as I’m uncomfortable with the Air platform I’m really enjoying it. They set out to achieve a few simple goals and have pretty much succeeded.

Hillary Clinton on internet freedom

Love these comments from Hilary Clinton as they rekindle my belief that micro-markets, micro-credit and micro-insurance supported by converged, federated and mobile networks will have an increasingly large role to...

They work for you

This cracked me up:-)

Software patents vs. collaborative creativity

This latest example takes the biscuit. I have read several documents produced by a number people inside and outside of the mobile industry that clearly describe the service or one just like it. Also, Nokia, Craigs...

Hey, I had a good idea on the way into work

I forget who said the that the best way to have great ideas is to have many ideas but I can tell you, I’m not particularly stupid but I can remember most of the great ideas I’ve had–they just don’t come knocking t...

John Resig says -- "Google Groups is dead"

This post isn't so much about the usefulness of mailing lists as a discussion medium, it's the complete failure of Google Groups as an adequate purveyor of public discussion software. For the jQuery project we're ...

Brainstorms and thought showers

Nicki first mentioned the “thought shower” thing to me when she was working at the BBC. At the time I thought it was both a bit amusing and a bit disapointing–another example of political correctness going crazy…

Able Planet Clear Harmony NC200 foldable headphones

So I got an email from a pr in the states before Christmas asking me if I wanted to try out a set of noise-canceling headphones and having heard a lot about active noise-canceling but never having experienced the ...

Apple’s 10 Dumbest iPhone App Rejections

Not sure I 100% agree with the attitude but yeah… 10 dumbest iphone app rejections This first one got me. Banning satire does seem like an early warning of unpleasantness to come.

Your move, Apple

love this from @jonprice

Moving from "I like this" to "I’m buying that"

An upbeat view on the year ahead from James

The year of the customer?

@edent just sent me this video from Domino’s…

2010 Vibrations -- Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda

Well it looks like Caitlin Zaino is up to more rockin publishing for 2010.

Scottish advent calendar

Nicki sent me this last week, cracked me up… I think this may have started here

Desi says -- "HP computers are racist"

Wow, astonishing… Thanks dabitch

Achievement and motivation

Adaptive Path’s Andrew Crow on peer generated achievements in Halo 3:

LED traffic lights don’t melt snow

Franco just sent me this utterly wonderful example of what happens when design is divorced from context-of-use:

le mouton enragé is back in business

BulkRegister was the last major U.S.-based pure-play registrar in the market. Its acquisition by eNom marks the end of an era in the history of domain names and the Internet as a whole. (more info here)

An implausible use of wireless bandwidth

Love this Guardian article by Cory Doctorow. It still amazes me that mobile operators spend fortunes trying to put the customer at the heart of the business but don’t follow Cory’s simple suggestion that giving cu...


One the things I find most wonderful about type is that the typographer invests the sum of human experience into the tiniest, most trivial form. Never mind using tools and language, what makes us special is our ab...

superfluid - the liquid economy

Superfluid is great:-)

Via Frank

Love this

Dug’s 2009

apparently :-)