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Canned Laughter

Tuesday, 5 October 2010 12:24 am
tags: comedy television theinbetweeners

I love comedy, it's all I really tune into on TV these days, with the possible exception of True Blood. And after catching up with How I Met Your Mother last night and catching the inexplicable Inbetweeners tonight, there is something that puzzles me when it comes to comedy, especially when comparing shows either side of the Atlantic: why is "canned laughter" so often used?

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Object Oriented Programming

Wednesday, 22 September 2010 12:01 am
tags: books coding php web

When learning the ins and outs of web design, after learning the obligatory HTML and CSS, the next logical step for most is learning a server-side language; the most popular choice being PHP. PHP opens up the possibilities of what can be acheived on a webpage and often bridges the gap between web design and web development for most.

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One Window Web Development

Monday, 20 September 2010 12:54 am
tags: mac software web

A quick to post mention Coda, from Panic: 'Shockingly Good Mac Software'. With a company tag-line as confident and self-assured as that, it'd be a shame not to check out this bit of software. In a nutshell, Panic develop web-based software for Macs. The particular bit of software I'm interested in is Coda.

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Arcade Fire

Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:24 am
tags: arcadefire music

I've never been able to decide how much I like Arcade Fire. After hearing Rebellion (Lies) back in 2005 I bought the album Funeral. Despite enjoying a handful of tracks of it, I never really gelled with the album as a whole. Arcade Fire, in my opinion, have a particular style that I think you either like or you don't; and in that respect, I suppose I'm in the former category.

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The Mountain Goats Live

Saturday, 11 September 2010 2:51 pm
tags: iphone livemusic mountaingoats photography

I went to see The Mountain Goats at Koko in London last week, and after my last disappointment when photographing live music, I decided I would definitely try to get some snaps. Having recently purchased an iPhone, I decided I'd put the camera through its paces.

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