Monthly Archives: January 2012

RSS Tools from Google

This page on Google Reader (it’s not exactly hidden, but not very easy to find either), has a number of useful tricks if you need to get RSS feeds from some services or set up watch lists on search engines. … Continue reading

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On the map

Looks like the google street view car passed by. Good, it will make giving directions much easier.

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A song

While watching a TV show the other night I heard a song and used Shazam to find out author and title (and see real-time lyrics, isn’t that feature cool?). The next day I tried to buy the song on iTunes … Continue reading

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Ubuntu HUD

This is an interesting idea. I’ve been a big fan of Quicksilver for a long time, and recently I have found myself more and more going to the Search feature of the MacOS Help menu as a shortcut to other … Continue reading

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Facebook Ghetto

For the last couple of months I have kept Safari, which is my main browser, logged off Facebook. When I want to check what’s going on there (there’s many people I care for on Facebook, mostly family), I switch to … Continue reading

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Borders

On September 15, 1947, Gorizia was incorporated into Italy again, and a new border was drawn (or literally painted) with Yugoslavia. I always find old footage fascinating (click the picture to go to the British Pathé site). The border is … Continue reading

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Today I’m ignorant again

All other days I know everything.

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Scotch Eggs and serendipity

We heard about Scotch Eggs for the first time last week. Then I happened to be in London for a day, so I bought some good sausages at Allens. Quite randomly, a friend had recorded a food show where famous … Continue reading

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Walking to the tube station

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Don’t be stupid

Euan Semple about the Olympic communication team social networks restrictions: Trying to control use of the social web in this way in this day and age is impractical. It makes the organisers look stupid. They are not alone. Most people running … Continue reading

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Hate

MG Siegler: I hate Android for the same reason that Severus Snape hates Harry Potter — the very sight reminds me of something so beautiful, that was taken. Except it’s worse. It’s as if Harry Potter has grown up to … Continue reading

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Social networks and me

I have been thinking about how I use/see different social networking tools these days. I’m sharing here some observations. Facebook I have never been a huge fan of Facebook, but I do find it useful to keep up with a … Continue reading

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Tools

Brent Simmons on comments: I see my blog that way: it’s one place on the web, the place where I write. It’s one leaf on a tree. It doesn’t have to contain everything. These days there are so many ways … Continue reading

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Time to blog

I started blogging about 10 years ago. My first posts are still there. Blogging was in the air. We were writing our posts, aggregating our feeds and updating our blogrolls. I was still working in a nice corner office, my … Continue reading

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A Fresh start

Just installed a fresh copy of WordPress, found a clean and simple template, wondering if this time I’m going to keep blogging for real.  

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