New photoblog

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I've been irritated for a while by the setup I had for my photoblog, Wings Open Wide. It looked nice enough, but I had to upload my photos manually, title them, describe them and set the location and so on. That was annoying when I was also uploading to Flickr, and thus duplicating effort, so I started to post fewer photos to my photoblog. I could have just swtiched to Flickr and directed people over there, but it feels a bit impersonal.

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links for 2008-12-15

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Tweet! Put Twitter on your site with this simple, unobtrusive jQuery widget Useful plugin to list Twitters on your site if you have a static page. (tags: javascript jquery plugins widget twitter)

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LaunchBar 5 Beta Excellent update to LaunchBar. The clipboard history feature in particular is very nicely done, and the calculator has become much more powerful as it can now be invoked with its own hotkey, and uses the *nix utility bc. (tags: software utility mac productivity launcher)

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Magic/Replace - Data Cleanup for Everyone from Dabble DB This looks like it would be very handy at times: just paste in date (or upload a CSV, XLS or TSV file), change the format of individual cells and it applies those changes intelligently to all the other rows. At the end, it cleans up the file and lets you submit an email address to get the new file sent to.

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Recreating Robert Howlett's camera Photographer David White recreated the camera that Robert Howlett used to take the famous portrait of Brunel standing if front of a cascade of huge chains. White's series of photographs of Brunel's various works around the country are wonderful and the long exposure times filter out fast moving things leaving only Brunel's wonderful, solid architecture. I'd love to see the prints in person. (tags: photography architecture

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The Smoking Apples Magazine A new e-magazine in PDF format. Great quality design and good articles and reviews. It even introduced me to a few new applications which I hadn't heard of before (rare for me, because I read so many Mac-related sites). (tags: magazine apple review products)

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GenderAnalyzer - Determine if a homepage is written by a man or woman "We think http://www.rousette.org.uk/blog/ is written by a man." Uh, no. The clue is in the name of the blog, really (tags: web blogs analysis funny)

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PLoS Biology - PLoS Biology at 5: The Future Is Open Access "On the 13th of October in 2003, with the first issue of PLoS Biology, the Public Library of Science realized its transformation from a grassroots organization of scientists to a publisher. Our fledgling website received over a million hits within its first hour, and major international newspapers and news outlets ran stories about the journal, about science communication in general, and about our founders—working scientists who had the temerity to take on the traditional publishing world and who pledged to lead a revolution in scholarly communication...

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