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Please visit my new blog

Please visit my new blog, for my latest posts. Thanks! I’m keeping this one here for┬áposterity. Advertisements

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Another biz post: Setting up a tech consultancy in San Francisco

Here’s another post from my business blog! Thats right, for those of who who don’t know, I’m no longer at Google … Image credits: Remixed from JD Lasica’s original. Having just set up a tech consultancy, I’m pleased to confirm … Continue reading

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Locals and Tourists #1: London

Locals and Tourists #1 (GTWA #2): London Originally uploaded by Eric Fischer Fantastic visualization of where geotagged photos are upload from, for two groups: (1) locals in blue, (2) tourists in red.

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Joern Gause 1972-2009, father, best friend, lover of life, SuperJoern

One of my best friends died in June. Randomly, from meningitis. Out of the blue. He was healthy, young, and living life to the full. He was born and bred, in East Germany, in Bismark, just west of Berlin. He … Continue reading

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Kanji on the hills above Kyoto

If you find yourself in Kyoto and want to escape the hubbub, I recommend a climb up Mount Daimon-ji, famous because of the large kanji symbol (literally meaning “big”) carved on the hillside. You can see it huge from the … Continue reading

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Patrick Purcell RIP

Patrick Purcell died in early February, 2007: just a few days before his 78th birthday. Here are some of my memories of this true character. I got to know Patrick during my time working on my PhD in the Intelligent … Continue reading

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Shareslides with SlideShare (but not on hosted wordpress …)

Congrats to my pals Jon and Rashmi for the launch of their latest baby, SlideShare, which allows you to : Publish presentations online (be they produced in Powerpoint, Open Office, Keynote … ) by embedding in any website via a … Continue reading

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Movie idea: Snakes in a Post office

Snakes on a plane -> in a post office

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North Korea + Nukes = Noodles?

We’re all aware of the tension in South east Asia over the recent North Korean missile tests. Anyway, I was chatting with a Japanese friend the other day, and commented that things must be quite stressful over there. However, she … Continue reading

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Mark E Smith is alive (just …)

I was lucky enough to catch The Fall playing live last week at the Independent. They still rock, but Mark E Smith is looking seriously, seriously old. Quite honestly, he looks like my 70 year old uncles looked … complete … Continue reading

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