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Visualisations of my iPhone location data

It was recently revealed that iPhones collect time-stamped location data. Many complained, and Apple released some changes with iOS 4.3.3 to reduce the data that is collected and allow users to opt out. So here are my movements in the

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One point short of Mensa

I recently failed a test to get in the high IQ club Mensa. You need a score in the top 2% to get in, and the tests were so fast that I did not have enough time to answer all

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Late night sugar craving

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Hello. We’re ugli [sic]. You could be too. (photo)

White City, London

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Tea makes everything better

Twinings english breakfast decaff tea packaging quote

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Soaking a terracotta chia planter

Preparing it as per instructions. Got it at Christmas, finally something will grow hair in this flat! Though not too sure of that, I’ve been known to kill even the hardiest plants.

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View from Vauxhall Bridge

One of my favourite views from my walk to work. Houses of Parliament and London Eye in the distance.

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Lights in the sky with diamonds

Taken at The Village Westfield White City

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Making piparkökur

Loving the colours of all the different spices.

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Dinner (carb-loading binge-light)

I need lots of energy to go running tomorrow, haven’t been in two month!

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Mall rink

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I wish I was still playing cards for coppers with the inlaws

Instead, back to work tomorrow.

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Jelly baby family in Marble Arch

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Last day at work until next year!

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Hyde Park Corner, somewhere behind the Iron Curtain, 1971

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My first panto

Yesterday Stuart took me to see my first panto as a Christmas present: Dick Whittington, at the Birmingham Hippodrome theatre, starring Joan Collins, Julian Clary, Nigel Havers (a great King Rat, no idea who he is, but from the number

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Getting excited about going to my first panto

Later today I am going to see my first pantomime. A traditional glorious British Christmas panto. If you don’t know it, have a quick look on YouTube to get an idea of what it is. We are going to the

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Amazon Payments 1 – PayPal 0

I just signed up with Pinboard (an alternative to Delicious) and the options to pay the one-off registration fee were PayPal or Amazon Payments. I’d never used the latter so I clicked on PayPal, but learnt that my account was

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Desperate measures not to fall asleep at tonight’s Tron Legacy midnight show

I also had a 4 hour nap after sleeping only 4 hours last night. Large popcorn should help too.

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Watching Tron before Tron: Legacy tonight

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7 things about running I did not know before doing the Great North Run

Two weeks ago I took part in the Great North Run and finished in 2 hours, 3 minutes and 41 seconds. It was a fantastic experience but also a bit mad because I had another commitment in London the day before,

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7 things I did not know last week

Coffee beans release carbon dioxide within 7 to 10 days of roasting. So to check if they are fresh, put a handful in a ziplock bag, squeeze all the air out and see if after several hours the bag has

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7 things I did not know last week

  McDonald's food does not age. No mold, no decay, nothing. Scary. The iPhone has only got one speaker. Butterflies fold their wings up when resting, moths hold them flat. 3% of Twitter servers are dedicated to Justin Bieber (most

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7 things I did not know last week

Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein at the age of 18. The 'Free Public Wifi' that comes up on my iPhone all the time (and that I cannot connect to) is a technical quirk in the way wireless connections work. J.K. Rowling

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Broken star, Shepherd’s Bush, London

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7 things I did not know last week

Italian TV cut gay scenes from Brokeback Mountain (old story from 2008). Protesters: 'Decision reflects creeping homophobia'. Network claims censored version shown by mistake. Andrew Ridgeley (The half of Wham! who can still drive in a straight line) lives with

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My first run in the rain

Yes, I did get caught in the rain while running before, but no, I had never before willingly laced up my trainers while it was chucking it outside. But as it has been raining for what feels like forever, and

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This is London

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7 things I did not know before taking a curry making lesson

A few weeks ago we were invited by two friends to a curry making lesson at Recipease. It was a present for Stuart’s 40th birthday and our friends were kind enough to extend the experience to me. It’s a Jamie

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iPhone 4 queue starting at Westfield London Apple store

3 people so far. How many by tomorrow morning at 8 when it goes on sale?

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