links for 2008-01-28
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ecoterrace.co.uk Energy saving project applied to an old terraced house in the UK (tags: Environment UK) Starbucks mocha clocked at 628 calories Oh crap. Actually, I take mine with non-fat milk and no whipped cream. And a tall, not a large which is what is used in this article. That must be better, right? The

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Forcing ideas
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I’m a big admirer of the 100 Chairs in 100 days project as an example of forcing ideas, and doing more with less.

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links for 2008-01-26
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Understanding art for geeks a photoset on Flickr (tags: Art Entertainment) 100 books every child should read No pressure there, then. Telegraph (tags: ToRead Madeline)

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links for 2008-01-25
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ASCII Art Generator “Make your picture into text” (tags: Art Design Software) Monday Inspiration: Creative Workplaces Hmm. I do like those Pixar sheds… Smashing Magazine (tags: Architecture Design Environment Work)

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Countdown to loss
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I saw this article on climate tourism the day after Shannon and I discussed going to the Giant’s Causeway before it disappears. Sad. It reminds me a little of our trip up the Yangtze River just a few months before the Three Gorges Dam was completed. Most of what we saw is now underwater.

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Ask E.T.: Interface design and the iPhone
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Edward Tufte has posted a video that extols and criticises the iPhone UI design. He’s clearly a fan, and having played with the device I can understand why. I thought his critique on the Stock widget was particularly interesting, though, calling the UI “cartoon like” and wishing that the data existed at “image resolution” rather

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links for 2008-01-23
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Acrylic Designs Lots of acrylic boxes etc that it might be fun to stick under the laser cutter. (tags: Shopping Work) Adobe Flash Tutorials Pointers to lots of Flash tutorials. Smashing Magazine (tags: Programming HowTo Design Work) The Designers Accord – Green Design Commitments “New adopters have embraced the Code of Conduct, and are working

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Least interesting – a photoset on Flickr
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According to Flickr, my 60 least interesting photos (as automatically generated by dopiaza’s set generator)…

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The impact of CCTV in the UK
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“The public was often left disappointed by CCTV’s lack if impact on drunkenness and violence, he said. “… it doesn’t deter most crime. I think they are perhaps misled in terms of the amount of crime that CCTV might prevent.”” So says Graeme Gerrard, head of CCTV at the Association of Chief Police Officers. It’s

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links for 2008-01-19
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Scenic America Scenic America is the only national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated solely to preserving and enhancing the visual character of America’s communities and countryside. (tags: Environment Architecture) A primer on biodegradable plastics Yup. Another ethical decision that is more complicated then it sounds. csmonitor.com (tags: Environment Reference) The Amazing Visual Language of Processing A

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Solo radio reads facial expression, plays music to match your mood. Uses Microsoft's Cognitive Svcs. https://t.co/kZ54mGIQCL @msftresearch
2 days ago
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Great article on Handpose with @davidasweeney. “It eats depth information and it spits out hands”. https://t.co/UkI9krv0AH @MSFTResearch
3 days ago
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"Atmospheric acidity almost back down to preindustrial levels" https://t.co/JpO1WNHjUe #_main #feedly
5 days ago
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"Watch This Dancer Magically Float Around an iPhone" https://t.co/BzeMnfoQet #_main #feedly
11 days ago
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Bjarke Ingels Group Turned Its Website Into An Arcade Game You Can Actually Play https://t.co/Wd8kFzGeSd
13 days ago
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RT @jenstirrup: My favourite Tech Leaders news: https://t.co/BfrKCpgsau - top stories by @herkyjerky, @benbendc, @rbanks
17 days ago