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Syd Lawrence
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piracy is so stupidly easy. I would pay good money to be able to do this legitimately.
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They're getting there, +Syd Lawrence . But it'll be a while before they catch up with the ease of filesharing...
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Highlight of my career so far... I just received an email from this guy http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/03/bertrand-serlet-leaves-apple/

"Syd, want to chat?"

Erm, stupid question...
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Who likes cats? We all do right?
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So, I have been away for the last few days and have just read about the fact that it went to some court, and apple are now rushing out a fix to force apps to ask users to allow permission to access address book details.

This is due to a bit of a public up roar that certain companies were selling on your data.

Interestingly, today Apple announced OS X Mountain Lion with a "gatekeeper" feature that as default only allows apps to be installed that have already been vetted by Apple.

Apple is constantly being described as molly coddling their customers in a negative way. Yet in one occasion where they don't, there is a public uproar.

I just found that interesting, and wanted to share my opinion on the matter.
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With great power comes great responsibility. I don't trust Apple to do the right thing. You only have to look at the developer tools situation, where first we lost GCC and now autotools. The reason so many of us came to the Mac was that it was a very nice Unix platform to work on. It is feeling less and less like Unix with each new release. If Gatekeeper keeps the current setting allowing App Store and Signed Apps to be installed as the default, then it is a good thing. But given Apple's history, I imagine 10.9 will be set to App Store only and 10.10 will not even have a System Preference to change that setting at all.

Sure there is a lot of FUD going around regarding Gatekeeper. But there is also a lot of genuine concern regarding the treatment of the Mac/iOS/Unix development community at how this once admired platform is maturing.

As with everything, the best intentions are often abused. I fear it is no different in this situation.
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My new spotify app suggestify is almost ready
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Is this thing on?
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thanks for drawing my attention to tomahawk!
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Today I launched a new embeddable music widget for any site, that will scout the internet to look for any song... Check it out let me know what you think :)
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Thanks guys, +Peter Blatchford yeah it's one of my mates, so i always use them as my sample :)
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HI +Dana Severson I have just joined Wahooly, what do I do next?
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cool :)
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Coder / Author / Lecturer
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  • We Make Awesome Sh.
    Developer, 2011 - present
  • Syd Lawrence Ltd.
    Freelance Developer, 2011 - 2012
  • ArtSpotter
    Mobile Wizard, 2011 - 2012
  • Marmalade on Toast
    Lead Developer, 2009 - 2011
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Winchester, UK
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Winchester, UK - Cardiff - Southampton
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I make stuff, it's what I do
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I am a developer and part time lecturer.

I hack away with bits of code here and there.
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Founder of http://instac.at, Mobile wizard of ArtSpotter and Founder of We Make Awesome Sh
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  • Cardiff University
    Computer Science with Computer Vision & Computer Graphics, 2005 - 2008
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Webby People's Voice needs YOU
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Help Vine vs Instagram reach the Promised Land in the Webbys People's Voice. Vote with me.

Kylie Minogue - Timebomb
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Kylie Minogue - Timebomb lyrics. Fast, time is ticking now so fast. The sand is running quick right, through our hands. Beat, feel the rhyth

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)
www.rottentomatoes.com

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much-anticipated motion picture e

On the eleventh day of Xmas, get musical by building a Spotify applicati...
www.12devsofxmas.co.uk

12 interesting projects introducing you to new and exciting technologies and tools for the web. Inspiring you to try new things or help you

Tweetmyplus.com
tweetmyplus.herokuapp.com

A service to tweet your Google+ posts. Simple easy to use, 5 second sign up.

Meta Widget
market.android.com

Meta is a unique app that can clip web content into dynamic, interactive widgets. Simply browse to a website, pick a column of text, blurb,

Bat Blocker
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Bat Blocker. Don't let spoilers ruin your fun! I have created a simple browser plugin to stop people ruining your fun, by showing you spoile

ArtSpotter Aims To Become Largest Arts Venue Database In The World
www.readwriteweb.com

Picture this: You're in a new city and forgot to research its art scene before arriving. Does your iPhone have a solution to this first worl

TOMAHAWK | home
www.tomahawk-player.org

It just plays. Tomahawk is a music player that fundamentally changes the way music is consumed and shared. It decouples the name of the song

This Was My Jam
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What was your jam, played along what was my jam

FB Hipster
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We take your listening history from your facebook account, and use some of the echo nest unicorns and grind them down into some magic dust.

With Teeth: Spotify Player, WordPress and the need for open source in music
musically.com

Upon reading Spotify's news of their embeddable player yesterday I must admit that I was initially really excited by the concept. After all,

Film Recommendations
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My Playground @sydlawrence. Want to know what film to watch? Name a film of a similar style. Go hunt! Handcrafted by Syd.

Zeebox Trends
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My Playground @sydlawrence. How many people are on zeebox right now? What are they watching? Handcrafted by Syd.

Video On Demand Search Engine
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My Playground @sydlawrence. What do you want to watch? Search. Handcrafted by Syd.

Catcha - Can you spot the cat among the pigeons
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Catcha. Can you spot the cat among the pigeons. The only Captcha you will ever need. Your Name: Which is the cat? None of these cats? Click

Syd Lawrence - My Playground
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Other sites. Search Instagram · Instac.at · Local Eyes · We Make Awesome Sh · Collaborate with me · View my slides · Read my blog · My main

Toma.hk - Music Without Borders
toma.hk

Toma.hk · About Tomahawk · Content Resolvers. Want to listen to some music? First, enter an artist's name. Proceed. Now enter a track na

Lead Developer/Ruby Superstar at ArtSpotter / Work In Startups
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Lead Developer/Ruby Superstar at ArtSpotter / Work In Startups