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Things that have come rushing from my pen as if it were a firehose, and as if the words were water

  1. Looking up the stairs of an undergroung escalator leading up to the surface Suburban freedom

    Access denied: using the Glasgow Subway by wheelchair

    The subway can be the quickest way to get around a city. Unless you're in a wheelchair

  2. The word Trump spelled out using the letters from Scrabble Linguistics

    What of Trump’s ‘world’s greatest person’ claim?

    The 45th president of the United States has a fraught relationship with the English language

  3. Cartography

    From village to city: the evolution of Reykjavík

    Using open data to track 140 years of growth in Iceland's capital city

  4. Politics

    How Antonin Scalia compared with other Supreme Court justices

    Charting the swing vote in the US Supreme Court, and finding a flaw in the New York Times while we're at it

  5. Cycling

    The story of 2015’s Kexreið

    Sixty riders jostle for position in a 30km criterium around Reykjavík's city centre

  6. Cartography

    Who came second in the British general election?

    Britain's voters are more diverse than the election results suggest

  7. Cartography

    How I made the map of the buildings of Reykjavík

    Every dataset is messy, and each is messy in its own way

  8. History

    The influence of the United States on Latin American political systems

    How the American Revolution, the Monroe Doctrine, and the Roosevelt Corollary shaped democracy in Latin America

  9. Cycling

    Three things to watch for in the men’s Olympic road race

    Will Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish win Olympic gold for Britain?

  10. Cycling

    A new obsession with cycling and the Giro d’Italia

    Deep in the centre of Italy, one of cycling's great races is in full swing

  11. Data formats

    In praise of CSV

    A paean for the undemanding and widely-supported data format

  12. Journalism

    Is this what passes for an argument in technology punditry?

    Tech journalism is a bland, vacuous echo chamber populated by lightweights intent on celebrating one another

  13. Running

    The human race

    The happiness of the long-distance runner

  14. Diary

    This week in clubs

    This week's news of note

  15. Jón Gnarr walks out of Reykjavík City Hall in a pink suit. Fashion

    Jón Gnarr to the fashion world: we are all prisoners

    Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr speaks about the profound effects of fashion

  16. Data

    How many pineapples will I find in Costa Rica?

    DataMarket International launches with 100 timeseries and 600 million facts

  17. Programming

    Blurring an image using the HTML 5 canvas

    How to blur an image in the browser as fast as possible

  18. Politics

    After a farcical display in parliament, what will the legacy of the digital economy bill be?

    As the digital economy bill becomes the Digital Economy Act 2010, I think about the legacy of that political process

  19. As the sun rises, two women skate across the frozen surface of Tjörnin, a pond in the centre of Reykjavík Flit, yeah?

    Falling off the map

    Alison and I are emigrating to Iceland's capital, Reykjavík

  20. Technology

    The future of control

    A revolution in publishing means companies will have to learn to relinquish control

  21. Technology

    There are some things the internet can’t do

    A eulogy to the printed word

  22. Blog

    Students

    Oh the youth of today

  23. Journalism

    Nick Davies on Rupert Murdoch and the digital economy bill

    A battle is emerging: the people of the planet against its media proprietors. Who’s going to win?

  24. The House of Lords in session Politics

    House of Lords debates the digital economy bill

    Britain's upper chamber of parliament debates the controversial bill during its second reading

  25. The face of Malcolm Tucker, played by Peter Capaldi Television

    Malcolm Tucker’s resignation

    Have The Thick of It's writers killed off the programme's greatest character in his prime?

  26. Journalism

    Newspapers decide they’re not the news

    An important national story about workplace bullying fails to make it into Britain's newspapers

  27. Politics

    Stop Peter Mandelson’s digital economy bill becoming law

    Find time to write to your MP and protest the digital economy bill

  28. Technology

    If we’re not careful we’ll lose the web

    The ephemeral nature of the contempory Web means our time will be seen as a second dark age