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Archive for November, 2008

  1. The Social Graph, and why rel=“me” is doomed to failure

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

    There has been a lot of talk recently of The Social Graph, the amorphous network of links on the web that define who we are and how we’re connected to each other. In this post though, I’m going to mostly ignore the social aspect of The Social Graph and instead look at the personal portion […]

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  2. Why git?

    Posted on November 17th, 2008 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.

    As should be obvious by now, I write most of my code whilst I’m on the train. Up until a couple of weeks ago I’d been using Subversion as my Version Control System running on a remote server, but this had never sat completely easily with me because I had to wait until I got […]

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  3. Make it Work, Make it Pretty, Make it Right

    Posted on November 10th, 2008 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.

    A phrase a lot of people are used to nowadays in software development is “Make it work, make it right, make it fast” – meaning that you should first make your code do what you expect, then make it elegant, then finally optimise for speed. For me, I like the intent of the phrase, but […]

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  4. How to Automatically Take Photos Using Your Mac’s Webcam

    Posted on November 2nd, 2008 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.

    On friday, Norm happened across one of my automated photos on Flickr and asked me how I did it. Because I realised that I couldn’t actually remember exactly how everything fitted together I decided to take a look at it again this weekend and actually write things up this time. So, here’s how to do […]

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