1. More awful recipe site , this time even worse with both a near-opaque overlay and one of those stupid app download plea things.

    When will these people realise that, having clicked on a recipe permalink from a search engine, the task in my mind is “learn about a recipe”. Viewing an app in the App Store (yep, that’s not even a download button, so there’s another useless step) or going to a completely different website is not going to help me achieve that task.

    Then again, neither is writing this note. But it’s good therapy, and works up an appetite for the tasty wraps I’m about to make…

    Update: I only just noticed that the app plea is for a *paid* app — even less relevant to the task in hand.

  2. Why is structured querying of your personal data important? Self-reflection.

    Example in point: seeing what I’ve quoted, from who, about what, and what I’ve said about the quotes. How it’s changed over time. How I talk about it and present it in my personal context. From a technical point of view; how I mark it up.

    Twitter does the opposite of this, and encourages us to throw away our history, much less peruse it and learn from it. Facebook aims to present a glorified timeline emphasising the most “important” events in our life. I feel neither are particularly valuable.

  3. Unusually large police presence in Reykjavik today (as in, there were 20 of them) and metal fences around Althingi. It seems that even here, new governments are afraid of the people who elected them.

  4. Digging through some mailing list archives I pulled recently revealed some familiar faces, some interesting stories and SO MUCH amazing information lost in the depths of the web.

  5. It just occurred to me that I’ve had my 2nd gen Vio built and playing for a couple of months but I’ve never posted a photo. Here you go: