Training

Pic via agiledogs One of the things that frustrates me about recomemndation engines, but particulaly last.fm is how bad they can be. How the slightly off-kilter recommendations are magnified a thousand times.  Part of this magnification is I believe because of the fact that we’ve become atuned to believing that the software is somehow “automagic”. Whenever… Read more

In a World

I like Wordle. Thought this was a nice way to highlight the “ideaological cleavage” between Brown and Miliband from the Labour Party Conference this week. They don’t agree on much except for “world”… Can you tell which is which?

Bad karma

I got a Quechup invite yesterday from someone I know vaguely and thought I’d go and take a look.  Amongst the plethora of social networking sites springing up this might have something I could learn from or indeed have a proposition of some worth, beyond collating the detritus of my "going-about-the-world" as  some added value. … Read more

Folksy

What started as a hobby and actually has remained pretty much a hobby gets closer to life.

Wallpaper

Du Pont from the 60s still with its original sticky backing.  2 rolls came yesterday courtesy of the excellent Superbuzzy. Odd to think that this stuff was stored for 40 yrs.  Kennedy was being shot the last time this stuff was being used. 

Shiny

A shiny new rattle in a less shiny new office. The site ain’t right yet but it’s getting there [thanks Paul].  And the offices are super good.  Come visit!

Knitted words

knitting moleskines, originally uploaded by erinscissorhands. Nice range of recycled notebooks from erinscissorhands. The idea of notebooks as embodying greater permanence in a digital age is at odds with the tech discourse which is about indelible zero’s and one’s. But it’s definitely emerging as a practice evidenced by demand for moleskin type notebooks. As information… Read more

A wider distribution

QR-ed hash brown, originally uploaded by superlocal. Superlocal finds another piece of Asian goodness, this time in the unlikely [Western] setting of McDonald’s. A QR badge to show fat content! But surely it’s a post rational design thought, an indulgence which would perhaps get people talking rather than something to inform decision making…?

A mirror

There are heap of video playouts now.  What I quite like about Hellodeo.com is that it takes the idea of presence further than its peers by hooking into your AV straight away and recording.  It’s a [all too] simple process. And judging from the featured material on the site it produces quite unreflexive, more immediate… Read more