Sunday, June 29th, 2014
@decadecity Thank you (as always) for your in-depth notes from Responsive Day Out 2—much appreciated.
Playing a jig on the bouzouki.
Friday, June 27th, 2014
I had a thoroughly splendid time at http://responsiveconf.com/ today.
Thanks to everyone who came, and huge thanks to the great speakers.
I thought that the Swiss were supposed to be good at timekeeping, @Reichenstein. ;-)
Thursday, June 26th, 2014
In Brighton for Responsive Day Out 2?
There are plenty of events going on around it: http://adactio.com/journal/6921/
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
Getting very excited for http://responsiveconf.com …just a few more sleeps to go.
Monday, June 23rd, 2014
The Latvian equivalent of turning swords into ploughshares is turning Zeppelin hangars into food markets. Nice!
Saturday, June 21st, 2014
Your move, @textfiles, your move…
Here I am in Latvia on the weekend of the midsummer celebrations.
I feel like Edward Woodward showing up on Summerisle.
Friday, June 20th, 2014
Phew! Made it to @MillRiga. Just in time.
Experiencing Riga’s traffic in a taxi from the airport … right at the time when I should be giving a talk.
Public transport has become teeth-grindingly irritating, thanks to the default SMS alert whistle on Samsung phones.
Going to Latvia. brb
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Finding a typo on this page:
It’s this bit: “All content copyright La Cascade © 2014”
OH: “I could agree with you, but then we’d both be wrong.”
Here’s the (subject-to-change) schedule for next Friday’s Responsive Day Out 2: Responsive Boogaloo
Monday, June 16th, 2014
Sunday, June 15th, 2014
Going to Bark In The Park.
Saturday, June 14th, 2014
Cicciolina, Cicciolina, cic, cic, cic, Cicciolina Cicciolina, Cicciolina for Italia, Italia!
Did anyone else see that other LEO satellite going perpendicular to the ISS, almost intersecting its orbit?
The eyes of the nation turn to the television.
My eyes turn to the sky …ISS flypast in five minutes.
#NationalMovieQA Genuine question: Do you have to be somewhat of an asshole to be a tour manager?
Note to self: the recent change to Flickr’s API requiring that requests are made to https URLs also applies to its oEmbed endpoint.
Friday, June 13th, 2014
Taking delivery of a bottle of Killepitsch, courtesty of @derSchepp. Vielen Dank!
Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Going outside to watch the ISS fly overhead.
It feels somehow fitting—and at the same time, entirely inadequate—to offer support to Eric using CSS.
Back in the UK.
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
At Philadelphia airport (again), availing of the opportunity to grab a cheesesteak before heading home. The only cheesesteak of this trip!
Today I will mostly be in nascent spaceports.
Penn State to Philadelphia, and thence to Heathrow.
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Watching many men rush to Reddit’s defence on Twitter.
“Not all subreddits…”
Listening to @AlexisOhanian, unleasher of some of my least-favourite things on the internet: Reddit, Secret, YCombinator.
Monday, June 9th, 2014
Sunday, June 8th, 2014
Hey, I was using that!
Landed at the airport for State College, Pennsylvania.
There is a single taxi driver here who looks (and acts) exactly like Gomer Pyle.
Back in Philadelphia’s nascent space port for the fourth—and not the last—time in one week.
Saturday, June 7th, 2014
A beautiful sunny day. A beautiful neighbourhood. A beautiful house. A beautiful family going through the unimaginable.
Saw my dear friend going through the worst thing. All I could do was hug him and pass on the love, sympathy, and sorrow of everyone I know.
Friday, June 6th, 2014
Thank you, @RustbeltRefresh, for indulging my rantiness.
Preparing to give the closing talk at Rustbelt Refresh.
Must resist the urge to open with “Hello, Cleveland!”
In the Cleveland public library being interviewed for “What Comes Next Is The Future.”
Thursday, June 5th, 2014
Cleveland,* I am in you.
Going to Cleveland.* brb
*Yes, Cleveland, Ohio. Is the qualifier really necessary?
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Philadelphia, I am in you.
Waiting to board an airplane.
Some people think of airports as glorified bus stations.
I like to think of them as nascent spaceports.
Resignedly awaiting the inevitable Apple apologism.
“It’s good that you wished URLs into the cornfield, Safari.”
This 3-part @AdamRutherford radio series is great science reporting:
Going to Philadelphia. brb
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
People of Brighton: do NOT miss Hack Circus: Access All Areas on the evening of June 14th:
Apple Kaiju Operating Systems.
OS X Knifehead, OS X Leatherback, OS X Mutavore, OS X Slattern.
Apple Jaeger Operating Systems.
OS X Cherno Alpha, OS X Gipsy Danger, OS X Brawler Yukon, OS X Lucky Seven.
Monday, June 2nd, 2014
The naming of Apple OSs and the naming of Culture ships are rapidly converging.
OS X Sleeper Service.
Thoroughly enjoying this new album by The War On Drugs.
Trying to work from a Photoshop file after working with Sketch feels like such a step backward. Layers of obfuscation (literally).
It blows my mind that there is a @ScienceHackDay happening in Medellín and New York at the same time—wish I could’ve made it to one of them.
Sunday, June 1st, 2014
Enemy Mine is on the telly. I remember thoroughly enjoying Barry B. Longyear’s “Manifest Destiny” and “Circus World”.