Which way?

Originally published 30-03-2008

"We'll be leaving in a moment. Especially if you can tell me the route."

I thought the bus driver was joking, an attempt to break the ice with his sole passenger early on Sunday morning. But no. He hesitated at a crossroads.

"Turn left," I yelled.

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Sparklines improved

Sparklines are a Tufte invention to display data almost as a word. I like them, and built them laboriously by hand in the past, for example to track changes in how Board members rated aspects of my workplace's activities. Anyway, having suddenly become aware of an avalance of spam to WithKnown (which had been going on for a while) I decided to track it and, as an exercise, to display the data as a sparkline.

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Bread site springs back to life

Do nothing bread

I have a website dedicated to my bread-baking efforts, but I've never seen the point of posting every time I bake a bread that I've baked many times before. So it can seem a bit abandoned, between new breads. Today, though, I wrote about a new approach that worked wonderfully well for me this past w...

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Tracking spam

As I mentioned a while ago, I had been living in cloud cuckoo land with respect to spammers. I naïvely thought that my little microblog was of no interest to spammers. The truth was, I just wasn't being notified of the incoming dross. As a result, I'm afraid I might have got onto some lists as a v...

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Comments plugin fixed

It works for me

Comments to posts here are sufficiently rare that I get a teeny thrill when an email announces "Incoming". How quickly that turned to dust when I realised that although I had received the notification, of the comment itself there was absolutely no sign in the system. As in so many others CMSs, comments here are handled by a plugin, and when I went to check it was clear that the plugin, although authored by the core team, hadn't had any love in a long time.

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