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Adaptable Architecture

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Taipei tries its best at erecting buildings that have some semblance of style, even if that style is generating a neo-Gothic Greek Revivalist Bali retreat.  But bless ‘em, the local residents get to work modifying, adapting and extending their properties with scant regard for the […]

Protected: Babies on Webcams

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Tips for Creating a Successful Chat Roulette Party

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Chat Roulette is the latest darling of the internet community.  Connecting you, via webcam, with random users from around the world, it takes all that is miserable, squalid and immoral debauched about the internet, and conveniently gathers them in one place. At the slightest hesitation […]

Tokyo RFID

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RFID noodle ordering in Tokyo – drop your ‘ticket’ on the sensor zone on the table, and the waiter knows where to come to drop your food.  Japan is just so thoughtful about these things it makes me want to pack my stuff and move […]

Wake Boarding Taiwan

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Wave rider Nick had the genius to book a day of wake boarding in west Taipei, near Wugu. After incessant requests from my sister to go while in the UK, I finally had the opportunity to bite the bullet, and ‘shred the rad’, as we […]

Fixed Gear Taiwan 2.0

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2 wheels good. 4 wheels better. 6 wheels best. … my third bike in Taiwan, courtesy of Ken, it’s already been modded with white grips and new saddle. I still need to put some proper KM on it, but isn’t it pretty?! Checking the scene […]

Playing with Wolfram Alpha

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Taipei to Cambridge Spending an hour or so playing with Wolfram Alpha – the new darling of the internet world. Google’s intellectual cousin? It doesn’t seem to impressed by many of my questions … Comparing Apples to Apples Hmmmm … will play with it some […]

Down With the Kids – Mountain Biking in Taipei

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Schooled We struck it lucky with the yesterday, and penned in an afternoon ride to make room for the previous night’s activities (Japanese Rockabilly Punk, anyone?). As ever, Mark and I winched up for the climb and met the taxi crew at the top. Just […]

Open-Source Architecture

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Open-Source Architecture in Taiwan I am sure I could find some earnest academics somewhere postulating about Architecture 2.0, or some such thing, but the fact is that it is happening here in Taiwan right before your eyes. Unlike in the West (see top layer of […]

Dopplr 2008

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I have been amusing myself over the past year with Web 2.0 darling Dopplr.com – essentially a set of tools to help plan, track, analyse and prod your travel, and allow you to see where fellow travelly friends are likely to be. It has taken […]