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testy mctestface…. 20210604
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Dead. Patrick Caulfield’s grave is the best grave. 20210526
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Everyone is Awesome 20210520
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“Go slowly, go gently, take photos, have courage.” Fab. Also I want a flowered basket now! 20210511
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trying to figure out where photos were taken – your own old ones maybe – is a fun bit of research, but this story takes geolocation from an image to a whole new level 20210505
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mesmerising map of lighthouse flash patterns 20210505
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what’s greek for ‘it’s all greek to me’? 20210428
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Really enjoying reading about this family’s cycling adventures! 20210401
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Astronaut: word invented by NASA in 1958. 20210330
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OSX is 20?! Yet another thing makes me feel super old! 20210329
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Amazing time lapse of the growth of London since Roman times, I’m impressed with how easily understandable the information is. 20210327
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is the ship still stuck? (I love a good single issue website!) 20210326
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It’s amazing that this view of our blue marble is so familiar to us, when only 24 people have ever seen it like this with their own eyes. 20210324
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Good to be reminded that data is something created, it doesn’t simply exist. And in making decisions based on it you need to remember the how and why of its creation. 20210323
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Some fab data visualisation on the effect of lockdown on virus rates in the UK. 20210320
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Holmfirth Town Tour… in Minecraft! 20210315
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The Evolution of the Oval Office decor. The total lack of correlation between presidents I’ve liked and decor I like is fascinating. 20210315
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Guess where you are in the world! 20210303
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Rotterdam to Amsterdam Canal Timelapse – I love watching all the bridges flip, rise and swizzle out of the way. 20210223
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How do icebergs float? 20210220
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This is a glorious cheese portions graphic. 20210217
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It’s the 50th anniversary of the UK decimalising it’s money. A nice story of how Christopher Ironside designed the tails sides of the new coins. 20210215
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another link for the company scrapbook 20210214
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…and of course the Dutch run ridiculous into-the-headwind bike races across the flood barriers! 20210211
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The Dutch Delta Works ought to be a wonder of the world: “Here the tide is ruled by the moon, the wind and us”. 20210211
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Six Degrees of Wikipedia – though I’m struggling to find much that is more than 3 degrees away from anything else. 20210209
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The cultural history of the GPS triangular cursor. 20210207
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The quote that no one vaccinated in any trial has been as much as hospitalised is amazing! (I want to double check though I’m sure people already have.) 20210207
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As someone who had rather a “we shouldn’t need to fund raise for the health service” reaction, this was a useful counterpoint to read. 20210204
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iOS will soon let your watch unlock your phone when you have a mask on! Yay! 20210202
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I love this. A park was renamed from a name celebrating a slavery profiteer to a similar one celebrating an abolitionist after a stealth campaign to change all of its signs. 20210130
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Seven iconic English bridges (I’d have said 6.5 with the Severn Bridge in there!) 20210127
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I’m glad to see there are people out there making bike friendly clothing that’s not all skin tight lycra. I need to figure out how to sew something like this for the summer. 20210123
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I’m amazed there has ever been any science behind TV detector vans, I always thought they were completely fake 20210121
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Electric Cargo Bike Delivery Service – I hope that what starts in Hebden Bridge grows elsewhere! 20210118
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See saws on the US-Mexico border. 20210114
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Simulated Traffic Junctions, trying to keep traffic flowing is hard! 20210108
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Reading about Japanese manhole covers and needed to go looking for pictures. 20210107
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It took me a while to work out what the problem with this Tripod coin was! (I was thinking of John Christopher tbh.) 20210107
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Sillitoe Tartans and Battenberg Markings 20201225
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“a book which began as a scourge of the establishment had become, in the end, a totem of national pride.” – it’s fascinating how culture spins like this. 20201221
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“Humanity’s history is a continuous battle between us and the microbes.” 20201217
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Crochet postbox toppers! Fab. (Apart from the bit where they recognise it as crochet, then call the creator a “knitter” ?) 20201213
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Maps of alternate histories. I want to explore them all! 20201212
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Good news for future pandemics, I hope. Though I agree this will all be forgotten too soon and the funding will dry up. 20201208
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The World in 2050. Good to read something hopeful that says it is not a burnt up plague-ridden post-apocalyptic nightmare. 20201208
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Paris to Cambodia (so far) by ebike. I’m jealous! 20201206
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You can view this as quite prescient, or conclude that this pandemic was reasonably predictable and just badly prepared for by most countries. 20201204
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How to Vaccinate the World, my new favourite podcast from Radio 4. 20201203
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I’m just finishing knitting one blanket… it’s too early to think about planning a crocheted one but this is a rather nice planning tool! 20201203
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It feels fabulous that the good news is finally starting to roll in. Hang on in there! 20201202
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It’s pretty amazing what can be done with a BBC Micro emulator nowadays 20201201
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I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords, though I wish they’d learn not to put squishy things under heavy things. 20201129
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The idea of Boris as an “over-promoted elf” is on the nose! My family do quiet Christmasses at home and a big get-together in the summer (better weather, easier travel, plenty of food, drink and present exchanges) I think we’re ahead of the curve on this. 20201127
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I love the idea of an “anti-library” of unread books being a good thing. It’s all about the framing. Also agree on the excessive browser tabs. 20201125
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COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool 20201124
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“Words of an Unprecedented Year” 20201123
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A lovely story about a bit of well deserved but unexpected success. 20201123
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I’m never quite sure why video games are so demonised (especially when compared with TV) either. 20201123
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“No one understands how sand works.” 20201119
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Excellent! It’s always seemed odd that this junction of footpaths relies on stepping stones. I didn’t even know it was supposed to be a bridge. 20201114
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I’m finally ready to knit the final installment of this year’s mystery blanket. 20201113
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Though trig points are pretty interesting too! 20201112
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Trying to figure out what counts as a hill…. 20201112
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Nice bit of non-fraudulent election number detection. 20201111
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The “workation” digital nomad lifestyle appeals to me, but this year I’m very happy to be staying at home. 20201109
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“reflect how arbitrary it can be whose side we end up fighting for, and whom we stand next to when it’s all over and done” 20201109
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It’s pronounced Nevada. 20201106
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Watching them counting all the votes…. ? 20201106
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Directory of UK independent bookshops. 20201101
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Can you get a diagnosis just by coughing into your phone? This might be the most optimistic futuristic thing I’ve read in ages, I hope something like this works! 20201030
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Yup, I’m deffo going to stay in quiet well ventilated spaces! 20201030
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An article about why other people believe such nonsense, and I, of course, don’t (but, obviously, probably do). 20201028
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This is an interesting database of Covid superspreading events. 20201027
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24 hour magical mathematical YouTube show. Looks like fun! 20201027
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A tale of two plagues. 20201026
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It’s like a strange variation of the Turing Test but I have no idea whether this story about the president of the United States’ Twitter password being “maga2020” is a satirical news story or not. 20201023
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You can control the sky laser light show! Fab idea, I wish I had an excuse to go to Leeds and play. 20201023
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Timepage: my new favourite iOS calendar app. 20201022
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The fascinating story of how the author of “How to Lie with Statistics” got involved with doing just that for the tobacco industry. 20201021
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I can understand the residents of Asbestos, Quebec wanting a new town name, I really needed to know more about how they decided upon “Val-des-Sources”! 20201020
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I once went looking for the Coventry Street of the Monopoly Board with the aid of the London A-Z, we reckoned Covent Garden was a decent replacement but this is probably a better set of replacements. 20201019
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“Celebrated Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos creates vibrant, often monumental sculpture, using fabric, needlework and crochet alongside everyday objects from saucepans to wheel hubs.” 20201019
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Mechanica – board game with jigsaw factories and robot vacuum cleaners. Utterly delightful. 20201018
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Visit the Biden HQ Animal Crossing Island 🙂 20201016
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AwShuX – this weekend’s online board game convention. 20201016
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“an attempt to create a pedestrian highway system, a slow alternative to our main roads and motorways.” excellent idea! 20201016
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“every number is a potential friend rather than a traitor waiting to be exposed.“ 20201015
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The Spreadsheet News Network reporting on last week’s Excel debacle. 20201014
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“Flights to nowhere” – I do not understand why people want the plane experience without the going somewhere experience! 20201013
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I want pockets everywhere all the time. I am not weird, everybody wants pockets. Apart from over 60s in their pyjamas apparently. 20201013
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I don’t think I’ve ever made butterscotch Angel Delight in my own Kenwood Chef! (Made it a squillion times in my mum’s as a child though.) 20201011
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I confess I’ve dismissed KonMari out of hand as not for me, but Daniel’s take on it has me interested. 20201010
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I rather hoped the government careers quiz would tell me to retrain as a lighthouse keeper…. 20201009
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…but I think the issue is when it funnels you into choosing an industry at the end. If I pick “sports & leisure” my only choice is “cinema projectionist”. If I pick science or IT I get perfectly sensible selection of career options for introverts. 20201009
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… but also, it doesn’t change the fact that telling the entire music industry to “find new opportunities” is utter bollocks. 20201009
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Ooh, this article gives me ideas for making cycling routes that cover every lane round here. 20201007
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Swatch, another game backed on Kickstarter for when we can get back together board gaming again one day. 20201006
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“It’s better to be a poor pupil in a rich country than the reverse.” Intriguing kinks on the graph indicating that richer pupils with do worse in some countries though. 20201005
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Have we reached peak-dumb on this pandemic yet? PHE discover Excel isn’t a good place for oodles of data. Who knew? (Spoiler: Many other people, including me & probably you.) 20201005
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