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Trivial Posts #12: Belgium Pranks France, As Cthulhu Pranks Copyright

A slightly shorter burst of Trivial Posts this week, coming as it does in the week where I moved house (goodbye renting, welcome to somewhere that I own). Still, I needed some distracting, and this is what caught my eye online this week. As always, subscribe to the mailing list to never miss any of my weekly Trivial Posts. Belgium Pranks The French With Waterloo Coin Belgium asks for a commemorative Waterloo two euro coin. France vetoes the idea. Belgium finds loophole in the treaties and mints a commemorative Waterloo coin… for two Euros fifty cents. …three months ago, Belgium proposed the introduction of a commemorative Waterloo

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Trivial Posts #11: Killing Fifa, NPR’s Audible Secret, and Missing Decreasing Circles

In the week I move house, the internet has been a distraction – which I guess is both good and bad. Still, there’s been quite a few articles that have caught my eye, and a few Trivial Posts might be just the tea-break I need For all of you driving by the website, you can subscribe to the mailing list to get your Trivial Posts as they go online. The Archaeologist, The BBC, And Ever Decreasing Circles. Let’s start with a fascinatingly nerdy piece  from Jason Hazeley on the BBC sitcom ‘Ever Decreasing Circles’. The starting point is ‘Season 1, five episodes’, but Hazeley’s story lays

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Trivial Posts #10: Superstar Writers, Racebent Hermione, And Long-Form Is Long

Right, that’s the Eurovision Song Contest over, so let’s get back to some triviality online and what has caught my eye online as I get over my time in Vienna? Don’t forget to subscribe to the mailing list so you always get your Trivial Posts before they are posted online. Superstars Still Need Infrastructure I’ve been writing online for many years,sometimes for small sites, sometimes for the new-media companies, and sometimes for the reinvented old-school media names (such as my current regular writing over on Forbes). Reading Bob Lefsetz’ article on the purchase of new-media tech reporting site ReCode (founded by industry veterans Kara

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Trivial Posts #9: Parasites, Giant Robots, Editors, And The Doctor

This week’s Trivial Posts is a bit more ‘things to make you think’ rather that ‘wow!’ this week, but it’s still fitting the simple mission of bringing you a collection of interesting posts, ideas, video clips, essays, images, and anything else that catches my eye online. Don’t forget to subscribe to the mailing list so you always get your Trivial Posts every Monday. The scientist who grew larva in his body When you are a scientist exploring the rainforest, and you forget your anti-insect cream one day, what are you to do when the parasites attacked? If you are Piotr Naskrecki, you decide to let the

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Trivial Posts #7: Omnishambles, Mobile Search, And Freemium Snooze Buttons

There are some weeks I find a lot during the week to put on the blog, others where it is either a bit quieter, or my attention is focused on deadlines or other projects. It was the latter this week, but I’ve still been squirreling away links and articles that have made me think. And as Monday kicks off, you can enjoy them as well in my  weekly collection of interesting posts, ideas, video clips, essays, images, and anything else that catches my eye online. Don’t forget to subscribe to the mailing list so you always get your Trivial Posts every Monday. Trust The

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Trivial Posts #5: Making Rent, Listening To The Fall, And Lego Diamonds

Welcome to 2015, and welcome to the first ‘Trivial Posts’ of the New Year, as I bring together and week’s worth of  interesting posts, ideas, video clips, essays, images, and anything else that catches my eye on the Internet. Don’t forget to subscribe to the mailing list so you never miss anything trivial! Living With AirBNB How many people have looked at AirBNB, looked at a spare room, and thought that it can’t be that easy? Probably a lot more people than will read Rachel Signer’s thoughts on doing just that in a New York brownstone with two other flatmates looking to reduce the rent

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