I absolutely love Rap Genius - both the site itself,
and the broader idea of being the Internet Talmud. It's full of epic content with crazy SEO and an awesome community. And their use of social media is bomb (1, 2). I'm even an editor there, such is my dedication to their idea.
One thing that's always been a shame is that this brilliant data source doesn't
have a public API...
Twilio has been a force for great for developers.
This weekend, I was at the Yahoo! Hack Europe hack weekend in London's Covent Garden, a true cornucopia of developer nerdiness complete with giant singing robots, chocolate fountains and unlimited Red Bull.
There, myself and my colleague at GoCardless, Steve (@stevedomin) decided to base our project on Twilio, both having had experience with its API in the past and seeing it as a truly cool platform.
Being the legal nerd that I am, I've enjoyed reading through the indictment (1)
of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the alleged perpetrators of two bombing attacks on 15th April at the Boston Marathon which tragically
killed three and injured nearly 300 others.
There are a variety of interesting legal points to look at in this case, but
I'm going to focus on just one: the argument for federal jurisdiction.
posted 23 April 2013 with tags law
I've been particularly amused this week by
news of the demise of Google's popular "Reader" product. Though I never got into it myself,
the events that have transpired have made clear just how popular it is,
and moreover the damage that can be caused by the activities of online heavyweights like Google.
The loss of Google Reader, thankfully for many, has encouraged the springing up
of quite a few new RSS readers for a new generation, but it's hard to see
how we are going to avoid this process repeating itself in the future.
This is awesome. I by chance read that Google had
their Street View
pictures. So naturally, I checked up on my house again.
I was shocked but amused to find that my mum and grandma hapenned to be
outside when they came on their rounds. And now they're immortalised on
Google...even if only until the next time they see fit to refresh their
taken 09 March 2013 with tags tech