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The London review of bookshops

April 30, 2009

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Where do you go when you’ve got a few hours to kill, when you’re fed up of being in your own house but it’s not quite the occasion to head down to the pub? I’m beginning to gain a penchant for chilling out at bookstores. They’re the perfect place to peruse the latest novels or […]

Procrastination

April 29, 2009

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Sorry for the dearth of content. I have lots of things to say but don’t seem to have found the time to post. Will do better tomorrow. Promise!

The best swine flu map

April 27, 2009

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Just when I think I’ve had enough of google maps, someone goes and surprises me. This epic output mashing up data from the swineflu epidemic has certainly bowled me over. Is it really from a biomedical research in Pittsburgh?

Jones’ Bad Ass BBQ and Foot Massage

April 24, 2009

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So funny. First heard this on Dev’s show on 1Xtra yesterday morning but it wasn’t until I saw the video posted on the Guardian’s viral video chart that I realised just how funny this is.

Video reports from the urban front line

April 23, 2009

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Doug Levy at Flavourpill has just sent a little gem through my inbox. Today’s Daily Dose features Bablegum – Online video curators which deliver the goods.   The videos are of a sumptuous quality, opening up to almost fill the screen. My favourite channel is Metropolis which bring you “reports from the urban front line”.

Slim, Rich and Fabulous

April 23, 2009

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I stumbled upon a great exhibition yesterday by accident.   Having finished work early and having a couple of hours to spare before heading down to the Southbank for a screening at the BFI, I decided to pass the time by checking out the Photographers Gallery off Oxford Street.   Being mapless, I somehow ended […]

Greenwich by boat

April 22, 2009

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Pop down to the Millenium Pier and use your Oyster card to get a discount on one of the boat services that’ll take you on a scenic route eastwards on Thames. It takes less than half an hour to get to Greenwich and it’s so much more fun than the tube. Once you’re there I’d […]