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Vuk Trifkovic

Sketches from Geomob January 2014

On Tuesday evening we had another great Geomob session. The room was packed,BCS-donated refreshments were tasty and speaker roster nicely varied. A few impressions follow.

Our libraries have wonderful maps!

By luck more than design we had not one but two fantastic presentations from national libraries.

The British Library is currently . . .

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January 16, 2014

Game as in "... the system", not as in "fun and ..."

I'm flogging a dead horse here by going on about "Gamification". Exceptions aside (ahem,Ovum IT) the criticism from Ian Bogost or Kevin Slavin is pretty convincing.

Nevertheless, I've stumbled across another small reminder where game is less 'fun and games' and bit more 'gaming the system'. And in one of my . . .

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January 14, 2014

This is not the first time I'm doing this...

Much to my shame, I've tried a few times to get blogging. I never stuck at it properly. Come to think of it - two main reasons:

  • Twitter - you CAN say so much with 140 characters, and very easily too;
  • I'm yet to learn how to bang out short, to-the point, bitesize posts.

One of the last attempts is over there at Wordpress. It's . . .

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January 01, 2014

Things I've learnt in 2013

Lots happened in 2013. On reflection I've got mixed feelings. It feels a bit like a 2-2 football game. Albeit one of those draws at a tough away ground that could yet prove decisive in the title run-in.

For now, though, there are the four strongest impressions I've took from 2013. I've tried to pull in one each from different . . .

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December 31, 2013

Nestoria going Glitchcore

Glitch art is not new, but has certainly been gaining in prominence recently. The Guardian has a good overview and some great examples have been doing the rounds recently.

This morning I came across these two humble contributions to the genre on Nestoria:

The originals are fairly straightforward, but our resize sharpen pipeline seems to trip . . .

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December 10, 2013

You know that product management made it mainstream when...

The best way to ascertain if a discipline is mainstream is to gauge the depth of controversy on related meetups. By this measure and based on 10th eBay Tech Talk,
it's safe to say that product management is well and truly established. To the point that it is if not outright boring, then at least pleasantly predictable.

Tech Talk - all . . .

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November 08, 2013

Beyond Beck

Geomob October 2013

To claim that there is a single unifying theme behind Geomob speaker roster
would probably be an overstatement. Yet, if there was a common thread between the three out of six talks on last night's even, it would be Harry Beck and his London Underground map.

The focal point was certainly excellent talk by dr. Maxwell Roberts on rethinking . . .

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October 30, 2013

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