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Some WordPress themes support featured images for certain post formats, others don’t. The recent change back to the Ryu theme means that a lot of images I’d taken the trouble to source, remix, and properly attribute for the quote posts are now hidden from view. I thought they’d make a nice gallery of their own. A token prize for anyone who can pair the quotes with the images above.

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Some Creative Commons Photos Remixed By Me

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Internet, Politics & Beliefs, Software

Should I Drop Dropbox?

I am thinking about whether I want to use Dropbox to sync my files anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I love Dropbox. It came along in beta in just 2008 just as I needed it to manage my PhD thesis. In fact I often jokingly claim to having invented it by asking on the MacRumors forums whether a program like it existed – just a few weeks before its beta rode in to my life like a knight in shining armour. I recognised the need for a service that would synchronise a single directory and its contents between multiple computers using The Power Of The Internet™. I was used to using commands like scp to maintain my static blog on the university’s servers and the multiple computers that I authored it from, though in 2008 when I moved back to my parents’ house to write up my PhD I was frustrated that I couldn’t work out how to do the same things when the target was a PC running Windows XP.

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Replacement for the phone case I lost on the tube last year and one for the newest member of the family, my Chilean MacBook Air (some people come back from Chile with wives or a cellar full of red wine, I came back with a new computer). Foof are a great little company that make high quality cases for (Apple) gadgets.

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Pyramid of foofs

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From hanging around in the cemetery on Valentine’s day.

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Argentina, Random Photos, South America

Mausoleum statue in Bs Aires

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Brazil, South America

Salvador sunset

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To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control, that can lead you to be shattered in very extreme circumstances for which you were not to blame. That says something very important about the human condition of the ethical life: that it is based on a trust in the uncertain and on a willingness to be exposed; it’s based on being more like a plant than like a jewel, something rather fragile, but whose very particular beauty is inseparable from its fragility.

Martha Nussbaum

Quote found at Brain Pickings.

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Composite of this month's album covers, March 2014.
Album Digest

Album Digest March 2014

I’m back in the UK so it’s back to posts about albums each month. This one is a bit different because I didn’t listen to very much new stuff while I was away so not all of the albums are up to date. I had to write about the new album by Liars though because it’s awesome and I couldn’t wait to discuss it! Here’s the list of albums:

  1. Tegan and Sarah Heartthrob
  2. Fanfarlo Let’s Go Extinct
  3. Liars Mess
  4. London Grammar If You Wait

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