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Robert Hamilton
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The lime shortage is getting serious. This one is much smaller than it looks in the photo.
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Gin keeps the scurvy at bay...
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Pointless stickers.

Number 49 of an occasional series.
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+James Mason update - the sticker was an NFC tag so that is was otherwise readable while it was being mailed to me!
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This announcement is a public service for Today programme listeners.

In case you were wondering, I don't think anyone considers The Crunchies to be "the Oscars of tech".
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Ahem. Those NetImperative awards may have been a career-peak for one of us. Certainly an unforgettable display of sponsor-management skills.
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Helpful sign.
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A real shame we were not offered the option of a $10.50 weekly rate too.
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A hat tip to the Android Apps team here - in #KitKat they're trying to make every phone call better.
 
The phone app (you know, the thing that helps you make a call!) on most smartphones hasn’t seen much change since the days of flip phones--with a dialer, a list of all your contacts and a call log. The new Phone app, which comes with Android 4.4, KitKat, makes calling even easier with improved search and caller ID by Google. 

Better search
The new Phone app helps you find just the right number, even if it’s not in your contact list, by letting you search among nearby places or even Google Apps accounts (including your company’s directory, if employees numbers are shared), directly from within the app--just start typing, and results will show up!

Caller ID by Google
Screening your calls just got a whole lot easier! Even if you don’t already have a number saved in your contacts, Caller ID by Google can help you identify who’s calling. It’s useful for:
-Businesses: We match numbers against the names of companies and services with a Google Places listing (http://goo.gl/0c8Egt). Now when they call you to tell you your table is ready, you’ll know to pick up!
-Google Apps: Never worry about missing a call from work again - lookups from your Google Apps domain (http://goo.gl/DUa8SG) will let you know if someone important is calling.
-People: Coming in early 2014, users who have verified their phone number and have discovery turned on will have their names and Google Profile photos display whenever they call you, or you call them (it’s great if a new friend who hasn’t been saved in your contacts yet calls you). Check your Google Account to make sure you are happy with how you appear on caller ID by Google: http://goo.gl/g9P3Bp

In addition to these two new feature areas we have also refreshed the look and feel of the app, placing the people you call the most frequently front and center, so you can call them even faster. All of this is available now to all Nexus and Google Play edition devices running Android 4.4, KitKat.
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An excellent article, from an excellent series: https://medium.com/the-year-of-the-looking-glass/3e852d5eccf5
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Good article. .
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Courtesy of +Jason Aldous from http://www.willows-inn.com (I've not been, but have heard only good things) I have some British bacon.

Why is this news? For those not familiar with the situation it is almost impossible to get "proper" bacon in the USA.

After a few minutes under the grill*, partnered with ketchup and the cheapest white-sliced bread I could find, it made a very good sandwich indeed.

Thanks Jason!

* yes, I call it a grill.
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ISO I987: bread for morning sandwiches, not to be confused with I986: vehicle for breaded fish products
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Simple Answers http://xkcd.com/1289/

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  • Google
    Make things for people, 2007 - present
  • Orange
    Product Manager, 2003 - 2007
  • Scan Mobile
    Founder, 1999 - 2003
  • Acorn Computers
    Upstart, 1986 - 1992
  • Lowe Howard-Spink
    New Media Geek, 1994 - 1996
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Mobile obsessed product manager, lapsed stand-up comedian.
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  • Victoria University of Manchester
    Economics & Politics, 1991 - 1994
  • Victoria University of Manchester
    Computer Science, 1990 - 1991
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