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First steps

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end (according to Semisonic’s Closing Time at least), and this week is one of those bittersweet moments where I wave goodbye to a dear friend off to a new job and life while feeling a bit sorry for myself that my dear friend has moved away. Why am I telling you this? Well, because my dear friend is Lauren Noakes (or @laurennotes) and her new beginning is …

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Only ever seen in the right place

I’ve been trying to get to grips with Facebook Places over the last week or so, despite it not being rolled out beyond the US at the moment. As with most Facebook functionality the default option is that you fully opt-in to the service, which will allow you to use GPS to share your location. There are a few of these location-based services duking it out at the moment – Foursquare, Gowalla – but these …

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Digital drive

The news arrived yesterday that Derby has decided to name one section of the inner ring road after a local figure. Having already renamed the A52 dual-carrigeway between the city and Nottingham Sir Brian Clough Way who would be next? An online poll run by Derby City Council shortlisted three Derby-connected people and opened the vote to the world. John Flamsteed (the first Astronomer Royal) and Merlin (after the Rolls-Royce engine) both lost out to …

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