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Here a nice report about our trip http://metrojournal.co.uk/605/

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Channel 4 News has just published a wordcloud of Chancellor George Osborne’s package of cuts for the UK. Great way of seeing the language used to break the bad news…

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harpenden_weatherYesterday I bumped into a near neighbour David, who runs harpendenweather.co.uk, a great website that shows live weather data for Harpenden, my home town. The live data is rendered using Flash, it has a very nice analogue look and feel, everything is nicely smoothed as the weather changes. The page lets me know what’s going on outside without ever having to leave the computer and set foot through the front door… It was useful during the summer, I can check wind speeds before flying (crashing!) my electric heli outside.

David has a whole range of sensors on the roof of his house for just about every meteorological value you might imagine, he uploads data to the site every 4 seconds, and you can browse historical trends too. He’s even planning to add a webcam, great work!

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I got very inspired at this year’s Flash on the Beach, brilliant presentation by really inspirational coders. One of the guys was showing processing, along with VVV, a realtime rendering and programming tool. The programming is entirely visual, and it talks the reactTIVision lanuage, a multitouch and object recognition tool. I’ll try to post some examples when I get them up and working, but if you have a few hours to waste check it out!

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