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I find this stuff so you don’t have to: Tools for ideation and problem solving: Part 1 21st Century public service – is it a thing? « @Podnosh Autodesk 123D Design – free 3D printing design software Data, information, knowledge and power – exploring Open Knowledge’s new core purpose – from @timdavies All Things IC […]

“Technology at least as good as people have at home”

A quick pointer to an interesting project in central government in the UK. It’s looking at redefining the technology used by civil servants to get their jobs done. There are a number of interesting issues around this agenda. The experience people have at home with software – particularly web based applications like Facebook, Amazon and […]

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I find this stuff so you don’t have to: Social media record keeping for government – is it necessary? | Digital democracy, news, thinking, tips & tricks Google Reader Died Because No One Would Run It 10 Visual Steps To Self-Publishing Your Book On Amazon – ReadWrite How To Self-Publish A Bestseller: Publishing 3.0 The […]

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I find this stuff so you don’t have to: Taming the Python – geting started programming on your Raspberry Pi Battle for the planet of the APIs Returning to Free Software: A Guide Robots and Robber Barons – NYTimes.com via @euan Onion Pi – Make a Raspberry Pi into a Anonymizing Tor Proxy! Why Java […]

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I find this stuff so you don’t have to: Toe and HTTPS | Electronic Frontier Foundation The Dark Side of E-Books To the internet giants, you’re not a customer. You’re just another user – by @jjn1 meandering thoughts on the NSA scandal from @zephoria inessential.com: How We Work Together Yocto Project | Open Source embedded […]

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I find this stuff so you don’t have to: The Ed Techie: You can stop worrying about MOOCs now Edtech startups have great products. Their sales? Not so great | PandoDaily Pull out and keep – Your guide to UK gov IT failures – Public Sector IT The Python Tutorial — Python v2.7.5 documentation Think […]

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I find this stuff so you don’t have to: Home – Lincoln Matrix Richard Stallman: My Lisp Experiences and the Development of GNU Emacs “My favorite programming language:” Google’s Go has some coders raving | Ars Technica David Wilcox » Ten pillars of wisdom: a manifesto for a better later life Passing the Public Interest […]

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I find this stuff so you don’t have to: Integrate Your Apps | Zapier – Sync the Web – An ifttt for business web applications. Potentially vey handy. What Organizations Can Learn from "If This Then That" (IFTTT) – Nice post from Nick Charney on ifttt – which I wrote about the other day Digital […]

What I’ve been reading

I find this stuff so that you don’t have to. Are open standards a closed barrier? | Government Digital Service – "Fresh out of a roundtable discussion on the Open Standards: Open Opportunities consultation, Linda Humphries discusses whether open can really mean closed." eParticipation needs to be carefully integrated into the complex world of existing participation […]

What I’ve been reading

I find this stuff so that you don’t have to. Nelson Mandela Digital Archives – "Our aim is to locate, document, digitise, and provide access to all archival materials related to Nelson Mandela. This is a work in progress. Here is a selection of materials arranged in exhibits for your enjoyment." Talk About Local » […]