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    Word!

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    Word!

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Today’s phrase of the day: URL pimping. 
    Take a look at the URL for this page. That’s been pimped.
    Now, create your own “pimped” URL by replacing the appropriate words with your own. And while you’re at it check out the Kate Middleton lookalike jelly

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    So, I’m going to be replaced by a robot?

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    So, I’m going to be replaced by a robot?

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    A friend on Facebook just sent me this:
    Robot writer outperforms human 
    For a moment panic set in. After all these years it was going to come to this: me against a robot writer that doesn’t make spelling mistakes. What chance will I have? 
    And

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    Posted By Alastair Otter

    How hard can it be to take a decent picture of yourself? Here I am proving exactly how difficult it is. 

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    Hacking the news: Building interactive timelines from spreadsheet data

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    Hacking the news: Building interactive timelines from spreadsheet data

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    This is too cool not to deserve a special mention: The good people over at ProPublica yesterday released the software code for TimelineSetter as open source software.
    TimelineSetter is software for easily creating HTML news timelines from formatted spreadsheet data. Sounds terribly geeky but it’s

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    Grammar-phone: A metaphor staves off loneliness

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    Grammar-phone: A metaphor staves off loneliness

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    This made me smile this morning. Sparks‘ song Metaphor, from their Hello Young Lovers album, is exactly what it says it is: A song about metaphors. No masquerading here. It also has a catchy tune and offers sage, entertaining advice on the benefits of using

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