Archive for 2008

Google map of London with Flickr shape data overlaid

November 16th, 2008  |  Published in javascript

Flickr place info now includes shape data for many places. See the Flickr code blog for more.

We’ve correlated most of Dopplr’s places with Yahoo WOE IDs using Flickr’s reverse geocoder, so we can use this data too. As an experiment, I wrote some clientside code to overlay this shape data onto the maps we use on Dopplr. Help yourself to the code if you want it:

Conference season 2008

February 7th, 2008  |  Published in Uncategorized


The March 2008 US conference season is nearly upon us. I’m just on my way back from representing Dopplr at Social Graph Foo Camp (find out more by listening to the Citizen Garden Podcast I participated in after the camp), but I’ll be back here again in three weeks.

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Last call for XTech

January 25th, 2008  |  Published in Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again – today is your last chance to put in a proposal for XTech 2008 in Dublin. You can read all about it in the Call for Participation. This year, along with the traditional core Web and XML technologies of XTech, we’re focusing on “The Web on the Move” – the emerging portability of data, applications and identity on the internet.

I’m writing my proposal today – I’m planning on pulling the very loose ramble I presented at Barcamp London on messaging architectures into a proper talk. For 2008 I’m very excited about Erlang, XMPP, message brokers such as ActiveMQ and clientside messaging with Comet. The future’s asynchronous and highly concurrent.

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