Monthly Archives: January 2012

I know I’m biased, but…

I live and work in Hampshire. I’m biased. But I still think this is really nice.

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Posted in Hampshire, travel, Wildlife

Camping without the tents: UK GovCamp 2012

I spent Friday and Saturday in London at UK GovCamp 2012, or #UKGC12 as it’s known on Twitter. It was an “unconference” with no prepared agenda.┬áIf you aren’t familiar with unconferences, Steph Gray gives a good description in his November

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Posted in Events, LocalGov, Technology, Unconference

Tracks, Maps, and Apps

I got the idea of blogging about maps and apps a couple of weeks ago whilst reading Louise Brown’s fascinating first post for the #weeklyblogclub entitled: “How will I be using technology in 2012″. I’m interested in technology – not

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Posted in apps, iPad, iPhone, Technology, travel

Drumalism – great new app from @SemanticTourist

Steve Peters aka @SemanticTourist describes himself on Twitter as an: “Open Data enthusiast and LinkedData fan; armchair developer…” In a great example of that armchair development – in his spare time over Christmas – he’s put together an excellent app

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Posted in Open Data, Technology, Twitter

Something for the weekend, Sir?

The Village Barber by H Bunbury 1772

Visit a traditional barbershop and you can get a haircut for under a tenner. It may not have the exoticism of today’s stylist or unisex salons, but its history is every bit as exotic, and much longer. According to The

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Posted in Barber, Haircut, History

New Starts and Looking Forward

Right. No more excuses. There are only so many times I can sharpen and rearrange my metaphorical pencils. This is my first blog post for 2012. Or, to put it another way, my fifth blog post ever. It’s dedicated to

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Posted in blogging, Technology, Twitter

Twitter Down

How ironic. I finally start blogging and my first couple of posts are both about Twitter. This coincides nicely with Twitter being down “for maintenance”

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Posted in Twitter

Ten of my favourite reporting and analysis tools for Twitter

I’ve been tweeting for just over a year during which time I’ve tried a variety of tools for reporting and analysis. Some have been quite impressive, but many have been pretty awful. Here’s a quick look at ten of my

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Posted in Social Media, Technology, Twitter