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Alasdair Smith
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Student (Computing at Portsmouth University). Geek. Ultimate (frisbee) player. F1 fanatic. Scout. Techie.
Student (Computing at Portsmouth University). Geek. Ultimate (frisbee) player. F1 fanatic. Scout. Techie.

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Great writeup of PLoS' ALM workshop: http://www.altmetric.com/blog/thoughts-from-the-fishbowl-plos-alm-workshop-2013

Good thoughts on moving the #altmetrics narrative from politicised language to a softer, more complementary approach

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UGH NO! http://googlereader.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/powering-down-google-reader.html

Barring Gmail, Reader is (was) my favourite Google product. I use it multiple times per day and it's one of only 4 Chrome extensions that I have shown permanently on my toolbar. Admittedly I only use it for the most basic functionality (ie. reading my fricking feeds), but thats why I stuck with it. I can't stand all the crap that alternatives shove at you. - looking at you feedly...

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Oh Japan...
This is wheely good. Wait for big'un to go down at the end.

PSA: I've just upgraded my phone, and I need a new SIM for it. This means that my old sim will be out of commission for a few days, meaning that I won't get calls/texts. However I'll still get emails, tweets, G+, Skype, etc. Hit me up there if ya need me :)

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Only XKCD could link to 4chan, the NASA compressive heating calculator and Cooking for Geeks in the same post: http://what-if.xkcd.com/28/

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I have to say that this is a pretty classy move from Flickr - 3 months of free Pro membership: http://www.flickr.com/holidaygift

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Neat little resource to quickly get around the same-origin policy: http://corsproxy.com

Wouldn't use in production, but handy for demo/teaching purposes? Having quick access to apis when teaching JS seems like a neat use case.

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Huh. An IDE for poets: http://tranquillpoet.com/ (via @hackernews)

The rhyming suggestion is pretty neat
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