- After the flood | Projects | London Squared Map
Absolutely superb way of visualising London data.
- Filtered for magic and legitimacy (26 Jan., 2015, at Interconnected)
Several things in here, but mostly, I want to remember this one for the list of different kinds of magician banned in ancient Rome.
- The Big Fat Undertaking | Cooking from The Big Fat Duck Cookbook
(h/t to Mr Wallis via Twitter) This madman has cooked his way through the Fat Duck Cookbook. Proper crazy. I've been idly wondering if, now I'm able to sous-vide stuff at home, there's any stuff in the Fat Duck cookbook that is now (more easily) within my reach. I shall read through this with interest.
- Bullet Journal: An analog note-taking system for the digital age
I've been using a modified version of this at work for the last few weeks, and I think I've finally found a task tracking system that I can keep up with and find useful.
- Review: Afternoon Tea at the Milestone Hotel London « High Tea Society – A community dedicated to High Tea.
Stu flagged this one as something I might like. He was right. I'm particularly interested in the option that comes with a flight of whisky. Anyone else think this sounds like fun?
- My Statement – Shanley – Pastebin.com
Shanley Kane on what happened to her when she dared suggest that Linus Torvalds might not be a very nice man. (And I don't think anyone who has ever read his forum posts, or his commit messages would disagree with that statement.) It very much makes me wish I worked in another industry.
- The magic behind configure, make, make install
Confession: I have never really understood what this voodoo witchery was doing, despite the thousands of times I have done it. This article is therefore great.
- Infovore » Putting the nuclear option front-and-centre
Nice bit of thinking here. Some kind of "pause" function for a lot of the commercial lists I have wound up on would be great.
- City Link, co-determination, and destiny (30 Dec., 2014, at Interconnected)
Matt Webb on City Link and the future for companies like it and AirBnB and similar. I'm not as happy for firms like these, who exist in large part by shifting a lot of the the risk onto their employees, to continue to well, exist, but I do thing his thinking here is interesting, and in the right direction.
My name is Alasdair Watson. I live in London, where I work down the Internet Mines, and play story-games of various types. Sometimes I write. I also take photos, and occasionally cook. I am a nerd-of-all-trades.
This blog is largely a collection of stuff I want to remember, relating to technology, programming, and stuff that might be reference material for some kind of terrible fiction. Sometimes, I use it to have opinions in public.
I don’t imagine any of that will come as a terrible shock to any of you who are reading this, but I thought this was a good time of year to remind myself what it’s for, and post a photo.
- A Worm’s Mind In A Lego Body
Researchers have successfully mapped a nematodes brain, simulated every neuron in there, and wired the resulting mind into a lego robot body. This is a pretty textbook example of "the future is already here, it's just not evenly distributed yet".
- The Doom that Came to Puppet
Funny, but also noting it for the markov links, so I can arse about with them some.