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  1. WikiSlurp: Slurping Data from Wikipedia for Fun and Profit

    Posted on September 28th, 2008 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.

    This last weekend I attended BarCamp London 5, where I talked about WikiSlurp, my technique for accessing the wealth of data held within Wikipedia. I currently use WikiSlurp on both Is Neil Annoyed By and The Ten Word Review as a way to pull in additional information about the things described on individual pages. These […]

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  2. Using Tags with MarsEdit

    Posted on September 24th, 2008 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.

    Since I do most of my blog writing on the train I don’t write my posts straight into the editor in my browser (it would be pretty stupid to do that anyway, but that’s not the point). Instead, I use MarsEdit – an offline editor with support for WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal etc. Stupidly, […]

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  3. The Inaugural Post

    Posted on September 23rd, 2008 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.

    For the last year, I’ve been living in Bedford, but working about 60 miles away in London. Before Becca and I moved out from London, people called us mad, saying that the commute would be hell and that we’d never spend any time together. As I write, I’m on the 18:00 East Midlands Trains service […]

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