Looptron

Oct 19

I can’t see my house from here. (at The View from The Shard)

I can’t see my house from here. (at The View from The Shard)

Oct 05

Looptron: TNG

Looptron: TNG

Sep 27

I appear to have gained an Essex-level of orange tint. #runordye #tooorangeyforcrows

I appear to have gained an Essex-level of orange tint. #runordye #tooorangeyforcrows

It hasn’t even started and we’re already quite orange/pink. #runordye (at ExCel London)

It hasn’t even started and we’re already quite orange/pink. #runordye (at ExCel London)

Sep 04

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Aug 29

xkcd: Writing Skills -

Further truth deployed by xkcd. And this isn’t just my guilty conscience saying that. It’s completely fine that my child is being raised by an iPhone. It is.

Aug 28

This might have happened. (Yoda ears: Disney store. Dried on lolly and snot: Model’s own.)

This might have happened. (Yoda ears: Disney store. Dried on lolly and snot: Model’s own.)

Aug 27

I develop apps now. Apps are cool.

It seems that Apple have temporarily gone mad and actually approved the little Twitter/RSS client iOS app that I’ve been hacking together during my lunchbreaks for deployment via the App Store. If you’re an iPhone or iPad wrangler and a Twitter user and you find using your thumb to actually scroll down the screen tedious (what is this, the f**king Dark Ages?) I give you:

Striped [iTunes store link]

This is with the caveat that we’re still strictly in “beta” here, because there are things that you just can’t wire up until it’s been in the store for a while (like the ads that should live in that banner space at the bottom). I’m also sure there are a few things that might need, you know, fixing. And it doesn’t quite work in iOS 8 yet. And the support website is a currently a blank page. BUT NEVER MIND ALL THAT I HAVE AN APP IN THE APP STORE SO SHUT UP.

The plan (ha ha) is to chuck Facebook, Google+, Feedly integration, OPML import and a stack of other little features in as (lunch)time goes by, plus some filtering and sorting options so that you can just have your interweb scrolling by on your conveniently docked phone while you tap listlessly at your keyboard, pretending to work. (Or something.) (I find positioning said device just below your main screen is ideal for maintaining the illusion of professional engagement.)

So there you have it. Share and enjoy. If you find anything that needs, uh, adjustment or have any questions, comments, requests or what have you ping me @looptron.

Aug 21

Startups Battle to Make Star Trek’s Comms Badge a Reality | Enterprise | WIRED -

So… someone’s finally making the comms badge. It was 16 years between Star Trek airing and the first commercially available cellular telephones. But it’s taken 27 years from TNG airing to get to this point. I thought the pace of technological advance was supposed to increase…

Aug 20

Ha ha ha. (via OboeCop - Boing Boing)

Ha ha ha. (via OboeCop - Boing Boing)