Scott Joplin and the acquisition of skills

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I grew up in a house where the children were forced to have piano lessons (call me middle class if you will, it would be an accurate and wholly justified thing to do). I didn’t really take to the lessons mainly because I never practised. I passed the Grade 1 exam but before long the [...]

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The New Hack

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I’ve been listening a lot recently to the Comedian’s Comedian podcast. Being a bit of a comedy geek I find the glimpse it gives you into the creative process behind how comedians do what they do really interesting and not a little inspiring in terms of that self-motivated creativity which is required (and the myriad [...]

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URLs – The Bonnet Left Ajar

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Very interesting to read this development in Google’s Chrome browser. I’m very much in favour of the URL being left clearly visible but at the same time it does niggle that this might be a usability pain or the generator of anxiety. Whilst most of the web hides it’s innards behind the View Source or [...]

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Miles Jupp – City Varieties – 31st Jan 2014

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We went to see Miles Jupp the other day at City Varieties. If you know him you’ll know his kind of posh laid back style. His art lies mainly in a finely tuned choice of phrase which he deploys with a wry smile and a mischievous twinkle in his eye. He is well-spoken, well educated [...]

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Affordance & Flat Design

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In which I wade into the flat design vs. skeuomorphism debate a meer two years after I first started thinking about it and when really the argument’s all but over and there’s probably very little I can add to it.

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Twitter Migration to v1.1 API. My code breaks. I mend it.

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Blueargh! All you wanted to do was grab your own twitter timeline to display on your own website using a bit of PHP to grab the data as JSON. You were even willing to cache it fairly aggressively in order to spare Twitter a load of unneccesary requests. But now they’ve migrated to v1.1 there’s no way to get this without authentication! And you don’t understand authentication. What’s a poor boy/girl to do?

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The Procrastination Express

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This is a blog post which is just here as a way of writing a blog post to enable me to stop thinking that the next blog post needs to be a particularly good blog post in order to justify the gap between this blog post and the last blog post. Procrastination is a fickle [...]

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It’s been a long time baby

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In which I explain why suddenly all the bits of blogging I’ve done over the years have now found a home here, even if that means Google will probably shun for all eternity for duplicating content or some such.

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