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  • Tue, 12:23: Good to see so many graduating @UniofBath today. It's so good, I did it twice :-)
  • Tue, 15:33: RT @LeahFergusonITV: BREAKING: Jersey States votes FOR buying Plemont. 35 in favour, 11 against.
  • Tue, 16:07: @dcoplin Here's that list: http://t.co/r1w6Iw3LEn
  • Tue, 16:56: asynchronous cloud joke.
  • Tue, 16:56: This is an
  • Tue, 17:00: Parallel reading steampunk Victoriana and dieselpunk/biopunk WWI. I feel that I've been punk'd.
  • Tue, 17:14: Surprised to see that the recent tranche of "Apple sets up speech recognition lab" all forget the Novauris acquisition.
  • Tue, 17:43: Peak Yo. There's an IFTT ingredient for it now.
  • Tue, 20:41: Another book for my list: Walter John Williams' This Is Not A Game.
  • Tue, 22:23: Heading home after an evening talking email, big data, and corporate memory in a covered courtyard in the City.
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  • Mon, 12:47: Recent Reads: Empress of Mars. Kage Baker reflects Martian colonisation in a tale of bar folk, somewhere between Red Mars and Ares Express..
  • Mon, 12:48: Interesting to see how Baker neatly intersects the mythic of McDonald's Mars with the practicalities of Kim Stanley Robinson's.
  • Mon, 12:50: Currently re-reading @bruces' Heavy Weather, realising it's a deeply Internet of Things novel. One for the essential futurist SF list.
  • Mon, 12:54: Today's soundtrack: God Help The Girl. ♫ God Help The Girl – God Help The Girl http://t.co/hFkV07YZcn #NowPlaying
  • Mon, 13:00: Authors cosplay as favourite characters. Worth it for Terry Pratchett as Just William: http://t.co/f4OOdAxk00
  • Mon, 13:05: (Ah, Perfection as a Hipster, Neil Hannon meets Belle and Sebastian)
  • Mon, 13:31: Anyone out there using or looking at using AppLinks? Working on a piece on what Facebook is doing with it.
  • Mon, 14:32: Recent Rereads: Heavy Weather. Bruce Sterling's visionary novel of a sensor-filled, media-rich, greenhouse Texas. The ruins of our future.
  • Mon, 16:00: RT @onedrive: It's the last day to get 100 GB of #OneDrive storage for 100 @BingRewards credits. US only. http://t.co/ck9VKDVYQy http://t.c…
  • Mon, 16:22: <Achievement unlocked: use really long word on Twitter in context. 10G>
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I'm experimenting with Medium for my uncompensated writing - here's a link to my first long piece over there.

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  • Wed, 14:14: ZDNet blog post: OneDrive's 1TB cloud storage: The important details http://t.co/XE0KhqQpB1 #zdnet
  • Wed, 14:20: Nest Protect finally registerd and on the network.
  • Wed, 15:30: RT @marypcbuk: Not only a Lego movie metaphor for MDM but bonus quotes from Microsofties on the evils of group policy ;) http://t.co/gI5ri6
  • Wed, 16:11: It does occur to me that the original name for cable TV was CATV: Where CA was Common Antenna, Which is where Aereo tripped up, (1/2)
  • Wed, 16:30: I just saw a sparrow. Not seen one here for ages.
  • Wed, 17:27: New Android UI somewhat reminiscent of the Palm Pre. Oh wait, same person...
  • Wed, 17:33: Note the obvious wearable devices on the wrists of all the I/O presenters.
  • Wed, 18:20: Why can't companies work with industry standards? Reinventing the wheel again and again.
  • Wed, 18:24: So do I buy an Apple car or an Android car?
  • Wed, 18:52: (And this is why they killed the Android clamshells)
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  • Tue, 12:40: Free Sufjan Stevens via @noisetrade. Download it here: http://t.co/mpDvbCN52H
  • Tue, 13:13: Editor not guilty of being editor.
  • Tue, 13:18: Today's smoothie: banana, apricot, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries. Superfruitastic.
  • Tue, 13:18: RT @marypcbuk: How good is the Windows Phone shape swiping keyboard? Well I just wrote and posted an 800 word blog with it...
  • Tue, 14:35: That Onion story about Chicago vs AP style? In the UK tech press that would be Economist vs Guardian style.
  • Tue, 14:39: RT @butterwolf: I've seen things you wouldn't believe. Movie rental stores. Payphones. I once used a paper map. All of it lost in time, lik…
  • Tue, 16:06: Hmm. Trying to set up a Nest Protect, and it's failing to register.
  • Tue, 16:17: Score one for fraud detection machine learning: my compromised credit card trapped before any transactions hit my account. Downside, no card
  • Tue, 16:38: And this is why the PC market has tanked, when large government bodies go for 7 years without upgrades.
  • Tue, 16:45: @flightradar24 I'm finding the new glider icons a little distracting: they don't have any transparency on Windows 8.
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  • Mon, 12:09: Ah, excellent. I have managed to get Nokia MixRadio playing through our Sonos. Seeds: Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd. Progtastic mix results!
  • Mon, 12:45: RT @androiddreamer: K.W. Jeter's famous novel 'Dr. Adder' has been re-released in Kindle form. The blurb from Philip K. Dick is reason eno…
  • Mon, 13:52: TIL that the list of con types that Brad Pitt lists in Ocean's 11 are all the cons they use in the actual heist.
  • Mon, 13:52: (well, I learned it Saturday, but forgot to tweet it until today)
  • Mon, 14:09: Oh this is nice, using Drawboard to sign US tax forms and contracts. Best WIndows 8 PDF tool around by far.
  • Mon, 14:54: I have the feeling the cat has got on a press release distribution list, at least after the phone call I just had.
  • Mon, 15:02: ICYMI Friday, my thoughts on the importance of machine learnng as a service from Azure: http://t.co/hSqIBT2pea
  • Mon, 15:04: The cat is looking for comment on big data in mouse hunting, cat food as a service, and how petting scales to the enterprise.
  • Mon, 16:29: Monday, 8am Pacific: The new Microsoft cadence.
  • Mon, 21:37: (;,;) The necronomemoticon (via FB)
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  • Sun, 14:18: Three bananas, a handful of strawberries, a handful of frozen blackberries: breakfast smoothie.
  • Sun, 21:35: RT @ian_sales: SF needs a new manifesto. Here's a bloody good one: http://t.co/gXcAOrxicq
  • Sun, 22:09: Just finished a book that had been on my to-be-read shelves for 12 years. It wasn't the oldest one there, either.
  • Sun, 22:20: Recent Reads: Orbis. Scott McKay's odd alternate history is conflict between a reconfigured Catholic Church, undead aliens, and Space Romans
  • Mon, 11:34: Sorry to hear about the death of Felix Dennis. I've been writing for Dennis titles on and off for the last decade.

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  • Sun, 21:18: So, had (what I remember as) Soho Pale Ale the other night in the Nellie Dean. Anyone catch who the brewer was?
  • Sun, 21:48: RT @nickjamesmorris: Pls RT: Our lovely bichon/poodle cross is still missing from N10/N22. She is chipped and we'll offer reward if found. …
  • Sun, 21:49: So far this World Cup I have read 3 novels.
  • Mon, 11:12: Badly photoshopped phone is badly photoshopped.
  • Mon, 11:12: Recent Reads: Portal. Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor end their xenopaleontological space odessey with survival and contact on Europa. Benthic.
  • Mon, 11:17: Recent Reads: Dark Matter. Ian Douglas' Star Carrier space operas ramp up the Kardashev Scale. Civil war is such a little problem after all.
  • Mon, 11:28: Surely Facebook could find something a little less annoying than Java for its video chat. Or at least stop trying to load it every visit.

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  • Sat, 19:24: Wine o'clock. A white night. Viogner and Savignan.
  • Sat, 21:51: Still trying to track down the Wandle kingfishers. Thinking I might have to go up to Morden and walk the river back to Wimbledon.
  • Sat, 21:52: RT @charliejane: I always thought #TheEqualizer was about a guy who sneaks into your house and adjusts the bass and treble on your stereo.
  • Sat, 22:40: Espresso Marytini. It may not be a martini, but it's good!
  • Sat, 23:05: ISS heading W to SE over London, bright satellite heading SW to N, paths almost crossing.
  • Sun, 00:07: RT @igrigorik: Chrome 37 (current Canary) will enable DirectWrite by default.. huge improvement in font rendering on Windows: http://t.co/9

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  • Fri, 13:51: It occurs to me that Dire Straits' Sultans of Swing is a metaphor for the sharing economy.
  • Fri, 17:06: The thing with that WSJ story about Uber v taxi v cab in London, it's only a 20 minute bus journey for �1.40. Or a 30 minute walk.
  • Fri, 17:12: So it seems that Talking Heads are soundtracking today's Twitter.
  • Fri, 17:20: Also, in a bus you get to sit on the top deck and pretend to be the driver. You can't do that in a cab. Not without breaking the law.
  • Fri, 17:39: RT @marypcbuk: MT @fxshaw: Good Friday read by @sbisson decoding ambient intelligence and where ms is going. http://t.co/rL8zbYppqf
  • Fri, 17:51: Today's web comic discovery: Strong Female Proitagonist. Thoughtful deconstruction of what it means to be a hero: http://t.co/1tBytpvjBc
  • Fri, 22:16: Very bright ISS pass over the UK just now. Heading east.
  • Sat, 10:10: RT @MatthewHotton: A lovely view of Cable Enterprise in the Royal Bay of Grouville http://t.co/Apd316wETJ
  • Sat, 10:12: Are the kingfishers back where the Wandle meets the Thames? Wondering if it's worth going there with a camera...
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  • Thu, 12:53: Recent Reads: The Last President. The final part of John Barnes' Daybreak trilogy. The more things come together, the more they fall apart.
  • Thu, 12:55: In his Daybreak books @JohnBarnesSF deconstructs the post-apocalypse with a fine scalpel, building a dieselpunk Great Filter. Recommended.
  • Thu, 14:55: Undercroft action http://t.co/Hee97VqkFE
  • Thu, 15:58: Another Undercroft action shot. http://t.co/gZFeHdeqHF
  • Thu, 16:12: It occurs to me that we need a @Techmeme for explainers and analytical pieces. Journalism is about more than breaking news and reviews.
  • Thu, 16:14: Moved from a jazz soundtracked Eat (freezing) to a warmer Starbucks, which is playing chill-out. Cod/hot to warm/chill :-)
  • Thu, 16:35: Memo to self: shut the office window tonight. A bird got in last night, and, well, you can guess the rest. Not sure what the cat was doing.
  • Thu, 16:38: Arguing for blue sky research.
  • Fri, 00:39: When journos and PRs are off the clock together...
  • Fri, 10:59: RT @nickjamesmorris: Pls RT: A small white dog (maybe Juno) was spotted nr Durnsford Park, N11. Pls look out and call 07775531593 if seen. …
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  • Wed, 12:08: The death toll in @johnbarnesSF's The Last President (and the rest of the Daybreak novels) puts George R R Martin to shame.
  • Wed, 12:12: Sitting in a caf� at Liverpool Street writing about the future, while the past keeps walking by the window.
  • Wed, 12:17: RT @gcaughey: Why aren't there more universal apps? @joebelfiore explains http://t.co/bm0JNm1Ei8 and http://t.co/9lP2sMS83f #wpdev
  • Wed, 12:36: There's a Banksie fan near me. I can tell, because they've named their WiFi SleeperService.
  • Wed, 14:04: Scary bridge is scary. http://t.co/3a6kUEebME
  • Wed, 14:05: More light, more power! http://t.co/JEeA7T6DH3
  • Wed, 14:10: <looks outside Starbuck's window> London still moving. Well, it would be if the street wasn't full of Addison Lee minicabs and buses.
  • Wed, 14:28: Deconstructing the roots of ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence. As I used to be a ubicomp researcher at Hirst, this is fun.
  • Wed, 14:30: I think there's a good argument to be made for Jim Gray as the founding father of the new Microsoft.
  • Wed, 16:24: Cab strike? Save yourself 90% of the fare and use the tube or a bus. Oyster much cheaper than �ber.
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  • Mon, 13:26: Dear Internet. Why didn't you tell me that Shpongle put out another album last year? No love, me. http://t.co/Hz8ueeNTIL
  • Mon, 13:45: Looking at this "Turning Test" and laughing. Nothing like Turning's original thought experiment. No wonder a chatbot faked a win.
  • Mon, 13:57: If you haven't read Hofstadter and Dennett's The Mind's I, how can you be writing about AI? It's a swift primer into Soft vs Hard AI.
  • Mon, 14:10: RT @cultureshipname: GCV: Gravitas Anniversary http://t.co/XuPsqH62xh
  • Mon, 14:59: RT @SurfaceProArt: Computers aren't getting smarter. Human Turing judges are clearly getting dumber.
  • Mon, 15:31: Y'know, those tweets are AN EASY WAY TO GET REPORTED AS A SPAMMER. You're welcome.
  • Mon, 15:44: "Police in San Francisco are looking for a red NASCAR and a rusted tow truck spotted by witnesses in the vicinity." #SmartCarTipping.
  • Mon, 15:53: ICYMI Friday, my look at Apple's Swift language. http://t.co/o6YaMNni8x
  • Mon, 17:27: RT @marypcbuk: Mobile grows up: It's productivity not shiny devices. How shifting attitudes toward mobility could help Windows Phone http:/…
  • Mon, 17:51: Oh look, space marines vs Cthulu.
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