Drew McLellan (@drewm)

Maidenhead, UK

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @drewm ever

November 2010

Watching the @24ways live stats. Can’t you guys tell the time? It’s not midnight yet! :)

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@maxvoltar Running out of space for archives. Redesign next year?

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@anna_debenham It’s totally the best way to do it.

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*deep breath* … okay.

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@friendlymilk No, we’re not strictly anything. We work most commonly in PHP/MySQL, but tech is tech - we’ll use the best tool.

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OH: “It’s more of a Big Red Apache Reconfiguration, really.”

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Anyone know any HTML?

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jimray Show me on the web page where the bad man said “above the fold”

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I did a blog on the rug. http://allinthehead.com/…

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Oops, forgot to blog for 182 days.

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@maxvoltar Yikes! I’d better make a website for it!

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@danwrong Best place to be. :)

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@ded Well, that’s it. Surely there must be patterns for this? It’s not uncommon. Templates don’t look like the answer.

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@ded e.g. creating nav for a dynamic widget. End up with the UL, LIs, As, IMGs all in my javascript. ick.

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Gah. I always end up with HTML fragments in my JavaScript. Need a better pattern.

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@KuraFire Keeps the wind off my ears.

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Whoops, forgot my hat.

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Bartering in web magazine articles. My favourite currency.

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@alistair_uk Not in a long time - which version of Chrome?

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@leeky Since @alistair is private I can’t see what you’re talking about, so can’t help.

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@nathanpitman Sounds like a mod_rewrite issue.

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@cphilippsen Right, should be easy. Back up. Replace the files and run the /perch/update script.

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@ded @zarias (Not a euphemism.)

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@spiky_simon Thanks for the write-up!

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You know when you can’t remember the name of an app and you have to go hunting through everything in your Applications folder? Miro.

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@owltastic BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY - is it still drinkable?

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@kylefox I’d imagine going around with a clipboard taking pre-orders might prove unpopular. In hell.

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My @24ways spreadsheet is lighting up like a Christmas tree. Appropriately.

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@diveintomark Wouldn’t selling water in hell present a significant technical challenge? You’d need to prevent it evaporating.

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grabaperch NEW! Perch 1.6 - with maps, drafts, preview and multi-level undo http://bit.ly/f6nuAS - save 20% this month with code NOV1.6 (RT!)

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@CraigGrannell Currently I use a Magic Mouse, but today my right arm is mostly useless to me due to sharp shooting pains.

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Thanks for the Magic Trackpad opinions, folks. Seems it’s like Marmite - tastes of yeast and gets everywhere.

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Anyone using a Magic Trackpad? Would you recommend it as a viable mouse alternative?

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@ryancarson We’ve just been doing the same at Terminal 3 :)

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To the airport!

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@johnmcc We kick off on Wednesday - pushed enough for time as it is!

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@peccadilloman @ratiotype GW is closed. Will find somewhere and let you know where we are!

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@lloydi Just in and out for a meeting near the station, I’m afriad!

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On my way to sunny Swindon.

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@sil I stand corrected. My unreserved apologies.

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@sil I’ve warned you about those Thai sex lines.

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Making (what I hope is) the final commit on Perch 1.6.

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It’s not so much that @lifehacker used my photo outside the terms of the license, more what they did to it. http://lifehacker.com/56…

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@trovster wassup? I have working hAtom2Atom in PHP if that’s any use.

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@solobasssteve We do a dance in the office each time someone buys a Perch license. The rabbit sings, we dance.

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@notxonhoj It seems to be actively trying to not be part of the web, however.

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@PaulAdamDavis Right, so it’s obvious to the user what’s happened.

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When a browser opens a link in a new window, I’d like to see the new window zoom out from the link. Like a reverse-genie. #notasexact

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@sazzy Now you’re a whore AND a grass! ;) (wow, some people…)

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7 days to go. Argh! Don’t panic!

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@solobasssteve I don’t feel the need to strike or make life miserable for an employer, so I think I’m ok without a union.

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@solobasssteve Nope, not me. Not sure what I’d need one for, or if there even is one.

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@solobasssteve A union? Aren’t those for train drivers and miners?

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Dear OpenStreetMap, ARRGGGH. Yours frustratedly, a regular web developer wanting to implement an open map.

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In tonight’s performance, the part of Jimmy Wales will be played by a mime.

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A set aside Finder window has a photo of @jenseninman peering up at me from the corner like the most helpful version of Clippy ever.

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@karenmcgrane You’d be most welcome to, but you’ll have to wait for @zeldman to finish first.

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Now I think I hear @karenmcgrane too, so chances of it being The Big Web Show have increased.

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Either @zeldman is downstairs using our treadmill, or @rachelandrew is running listening to The Big Web Show. Either’s fine.

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@LondonAnnie Oh no you won’t! (It’s behind you, etc). /cc @drinkerthinker @beep

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Following my in-depth tour on the construction methods deployed in Windsor Castle, there’s literally no reason @beep can’t now build his own

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Today’s to-do list includes lunch with @drinkerthinker and @beep. I WIN AT MONDAYS.

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@NeilCrosby It was the ‘an’ implying a pronunciation of ‘exmass’ that affronted me :)

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@NeilCrosby “An xmas”? Really? Really?

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has entered a Santa Fun Run. YOU HEARD.

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@shiflett @coates Are you guys running PHP Advent again this year?

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Updating a certain site to Textpattern 4.3.0

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Anyone got sources for up-to-date stats on % of users browsing without JavaScript?

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I may be working, but at least I have wine.

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@hchamp Hey Heather. Wondering if you got my email on 16th? (Totally don’t mean to nag, sos.)

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@danbenjamin Apple keep on breaking it, however. I had entire configurations trashed before I learned my lesson.

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@danbenjamin Friends don’t let friends use the default OS X apache.

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@Malarkey EarPLUGS at the ready.

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@brucel Next up, Buck will be leaving a comment from beyond the grave. Great story.

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@cphilippsen Nothing planned. It’s a small CMS for small sites - why do you need search? :)

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These Dell laptops have actual CD trays. Like, from the past.

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@zeldman IT’S A JOKE WE PLAY ON FOREIGNERS. HA-HA. REAL COFFEE IS UNDER THE [REDACTED].

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Who in web design, development or production has inspired you most this year? #bestweb2010

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Best twitter search ever. http://twitter.com/#!/se…

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It’s a shame the use of “au contraire” has fallen out of fashion.

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PHP on IIS is flippin weird.

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My morning began with a mild panic attack as I couldn’t find the average response time stat in the new @tenderapp admin. Found it. Phew.

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@StuRobson It’s by invitation only. But then authors submit (i.e. send in) their drafts.

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… and the first @24ways 2010 article submission is in. This has to be a record.

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“DJ KING ASSASSIN wants to be your friend on foursquare”… Something tells me that may not be a great idea.

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thorarinnthor I just ousted @drewm as the mayor of Hótel Loftleiðir on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/9NdD2a

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@solobasssteve I’d actually quite like a Markbass 212 + 115 cab setup, as stacked up they look like a panda http://bit.ly/axGbdD

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@solobasssteve If I was playing more, I think I’d pick up a LittleMark III.

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@solobasssteve It’s amazing, isn’t it? As it happens, if I’m after a bass amp, I don’t want it to do 100 other things. I just want an amp.

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“Ashdown ABM - More than just a bass amp” - actually, I think you’ll find it is just a bass amp.

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“It looks like a news site” is usability testing’s “it tastes like chicken”.

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Freebie from when we did some work for FileMaker http://twitgoo.com/1qmv52

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Do trophy makers have an award for Trophy Of The Year? If so, what do they win?

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@maidbloke Some might say the best value ;) Let us know how it goes!

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@lanyrd Have you thought of adding Call For Papers dates/info? Would enable speakers to see all confs currently seeking proposals.

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I now class my occupation as removing cat hair from clothes with lint roller, reducing software development to a mere footnote.

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Itch from The King Blues http://flic.kr/p/8T1jA6

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@PhotoGlow New toys? I have a Yongnuo flash, and it’s been great.

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@tommorris With comments in Disqus?

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@English50cent should really be called 31pence. Which, as it happens, is about the price of a Curly Wurly.

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@PhotoGlow True :) At any web conference someone on stage is guaranteed to cite a choice paralysis study involving a shop with lots of jam.

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Choosing pyjamas in Marks & Spencer is like trying to choose jam at a web conference.

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@alpower I got an automated tweet from @twbirthday

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Apparently, I’ve been on Twitter for four years as of today, fact fans.

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It’s very difficult to position a background image you cannot see. #bloodydesignerators

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Oh, I missed this. Textpattern 4.3 released. And just in time. http://textpattern.com/w…

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@julien Just grow it long on one side then do a momb-over.

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Parsing XML like it’s going out of fashion.

Oh, wait.

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Email: “As someone who has rated Dreamweaver 4 Magic…” Yes, Amazon.com, I did rate that book. NINE YEARS AGO.

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@bencc Charcoal seamless for me!

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Hurrah, a delivery from @CalumetPhotoUK!

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LensesForHire New - We’re the first UK hire company to stock the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM. Details, prices, availability: http://bit.ly/bjDQcF

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@aral For some reason I can’t read “Ribbon Hero” without my brain autocompleting it to “Heron”.

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@spiky_simon Uh oh, you’re onto me ;)

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Strongly disagree: http://bit.ly/bKrAVt

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@conanobrienswyf Cole’s Law is “Anything tastes good when covered in mayonnaise, even cabbage.”

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@PathMobile This was with a bbPress forum. Has proved very effective for me.

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@tenderapp AND screwed up its Average Response Time statistic.

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@crouchingbadger No, it came in an email with the subject “Your Akismet API key”.

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Last night I enabled Akismet. By this morning the results were so good I bought an API key. By this evening I’d forgotten we had a problem.

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@toddowyoung Maybe a gun this time? :) (I kid, I kid)

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@regularjen Or, you know, a Leica M9 ;)

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@alpower It was partly Zoë’s photos I had in mind :) /cc @regularjen

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@regularjen I see fantastic results from Flickr contacts with the Lumix LX3.

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@intranation Needed to sign up anyway, then saw your link while looking for instructions to fix my ubuntu VM again.

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Thinking about doing another 365 photo project next year. Somebody stop me.

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@cphilippsen yes, using start and count. the only thing you don’t have is a total.

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@KuraFire Weirdly, yes, I just found my SXSW 2006 program guide.

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Buffing my bass.

(Totally a euphemism.)

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@Roshorner That’s an awesome film. It its way.

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Waxing my bass (not a euphemism). #fb

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First gingerbread latte of the year. Nom.

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Not sure if I’m the organ or the monkey grinder.

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@thefremus No, just doing some browser testing. Like all reasonable human beings, I use a Mac :)

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Step 1: Burn DVD of Mugabe TV documentary.
Step 2: Substitute into 13YO daughter’s ROBsessed boxset.
Step 3: Wait.

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Does anyone actually like films with opening title sequences?

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@drinkerthinker An ‘FAQ question’ being one question appearing in a collection of questions known as ‘an FAQ’.

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HEY GUYS let’s write an FAQ question that is actually a statement and then start the answer with “that’s not a question”. IT’LL BE FUNNY.

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Fonts.com pro tip: If you have a webfonts.fonts.com account, you can’t log in at fonts.com. Must log in at webfonts.fonts.com. Fonts.

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diveintomark “We expect to move IE6 to the C-grade browser list as of the next update”: http://www.yuiblog.com/b…

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Fonts.com has a nice technical implementation for webfonts. No JS requirement, and one stylesheet link per project, which doesn’t change.

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@synx508 Hmm, so only if you’re redistributing it?

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@synx508 Isn’t that just if you need support? It’s still open source, isn’t it? I’m confused. Licensing is confusing.

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Hurrah, one of my CC-licensed photos used on guardian.co.uk http://j.mp/dp32bV (thanks @jemimakiss)

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One day record companies will get their way and no one will ever see or hear their output. Then they’ll be happy.

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Here’s a great idea! Spend a fortune creating a promotional video for your artist’s song and then disable embedding on YouTube! Genius!

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TheDollSays The Tea Party sounds quite nice until you discover their tea tastes of homophobia and their fondant fancies are made of guns and rage.

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@GeoffLloyd I loed once, but it was only for about 15 minutes so I don’t think it counts.

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@monkeyphil I’m not sure how open it is to receiving direction.

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@csswizardry Yes! Including a warming rack.

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@bencc By my estimation it’ll take the hand of Mr Warburton himself.

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It has 4 slots, you guys, 4 slots! #livingthedream

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@AlunR I went for the 4 slot ‘lite’ - it’s two toasters in one. IN ONE!

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Bought a Dualit toaster at the weekend. My life is SO glamorous.

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@RellyAB Easy, don’t use Flickr Uploadr. Use FlickrExport. http://connectedflow.com/ You know @fraserspeirs, right? If not, meet Fraser.

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@iestynx HTML gets stripped by default. You’ll have to add html=”true” to the field in the template. (or use the Code Block template)

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@intranation Thanks. Also, happy birthday!

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@intranation Could be useful for a global audience though, right? Else I’d need duplicate US and EU S3 buckets.

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@intranation Just thinking about it as an option for reducing latency on 24ways assets. Currently using S3 for those.

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Anyone got direct experience of CloudFront? How’s it working for you?

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I think I just wrote the weirdest email evar. /cc @beep

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@loulou We could lose you against a wall in the edgeofmyseat.com office.

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