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More Steven Wilson
Sat, Mar 21st 2015 14
Trying to sum up IBM ConnectED 2015
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A change of IDEs
Tue, Nov 11th 2014 7
How to write a blog post
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 9
A new path
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 13
On Kate Bush
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 11
On blogs
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More Steven Wilson
Sat, Mar 21st 2015 14
A new path
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 13
On Kate Bush
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 11
ThoughtWorks release their technology radar
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 9
How to write a blog post
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 9
Agile, agility?
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 8
On blogs
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 8
Your language is not dead
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 7
A change of IDEs
Tue, Nov 11th 2014 7
Atom
Tue, May 6th 2014 6




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More Steven Wilson
Sat, Mar 21st 2015 9:20a   Ben Poole
Long time readers of the site will know that I adore Steven Wilson’s music, whether with Porcupine Tree, Storm Corrosion or as has been the case for the past few years, his solo material. I’ve attended gigs on all of his tours to date, sometimes twice—this time around being no exception: Woowar and I attended both the London and Wolverhampton shows. As ever, fantastic stuff with spell-binding lighting and visual elements. On his current Hand.Cannot.Erase. tour, Wilson has ma
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Trying to sum up IBM ConnectED 2015
Sat, Jan 31st 2015 11:19a   Ben Poole
Just been sitting here pondering the mess that is my desk and wondering where to start—both with the desk… It might be time for a tidy-up pic.twitter.com/upCI7AOoob— Ben Poole (@benpoole) January 31, 2015 … and with how to summarise the past week. Was it a swansong? No idea. All I know is, I’m so glad I came to Florida this year (I’m a part-time Sphereian), and yes I’m feeling those delicious post-conference blues on a grey wet Saturday
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A change of IDEs
Tue, Nov 11th 2014 1:05p   Ben Poole
For more years than I care to remember, Eclipse has been my Java IDE of choice. I’ve been known to branch out to things like MyEclipse as required, but in recent years, just base Eclipse. As Indigo, Juno, Kepler and company came and went, tweaks were made, user interfaces polished: fair enough. But of late, Eclipse has become more and more sluggish, and downright Domino Designer-ish on occasion (which is clearly intolerable!) The last straw for me was when both Kepler and Luna decided to
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How to write a blog post
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 1:56p   Ben Poole
There’s a lot of writing out there which I really enjoy at the moment (reading more than ever nowadays). One site that I only started following relatively recently is Wil Wheaton’s. No idea what took me so long. I rather enjoyed this little snippet in his latest post: Stephen King says that writing is a form of time travel, and I’ll take that a step further: a bookstore or library is a portal to anywhere in the multiverse; it’s Sigil made real. Read more…
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A new path
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 10:31a   Ben Poole
My, it has been a busy few months (as you can tell from how dark this site has been). In addition to normal client assignments, we at LDC Towers have been beavering away with a new product, which we call LDC Via. You should definitely check it out. At this stage the app is in active development, and we’re looking to sign up willing beta testers. The tool can be run on premises or in the cloud—you can see a pared-down version of the cloud offering running as part of our demo app̵
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On Kate Bush
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 5:01a   Ben Poole
I do not have the body of work in my past that she has—but to see a mature woman create something so idiosyncratic, risk it all in the public view and then triumph on her own terms is a joy. Read more… Hear, hear. Off to see Kate Bush in less than two weeks, and cannot wait!
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On blogs
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 2:41a   Ben Poole
My blog’s older than Twitter and Facebook, and it will outlive them. It has seen Flickr explode and then fade. It’s seen Google Wave and Google Reader come and go, and it’ll still be here as Google Plus fades. When Medium and Tumblr are gone, my blog will be here. Google Plus is still a thing? ;-) Read more…
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Nation Apparently Believed in Science at Some Point
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 12:43a   Ben Poole
Historians studying archival photographs from four decades ago have come to the conclusion that the U.S. must have believed in science at some point. Read more… (beautiful typography too).
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CSC “mini” event
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 2:54p   Ben Poole
As you may have seen, we at LDC Towers, together with esteemed colleagues at The Turtle Partnership are looking to run a second Collaboration Stack Community event, this time a “mini” session, taking an evening slot on the 16th July. As before, there will be two tracks or themes to the event, and your participation is encouraged, nay mandatory! The details: CSCEvent Evening event this July. Do take a look at the post, and register if you are interested. As ever, it’s free!
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Atom
Tue, May 6th 2014 2:14p   Ben Poole
I am writing this post in Github’s new “hackable” programming editor, Atom. It’s pretty nifty, and I’ve been using it for a few weeks now. For general mark-up and the like it has supplanted the old main-stay, Coda 2, which has been having some issues for a little while now (frankly, it tries to be too many things). Whether I shall ditch Sublime Text as well (which Atom is very similar to, in terms of looks and core functionality), remains to be seen. Time will tell




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