Today was my first full day in London, UK. Weather was great, and I thought it was a productive day in terms of work. I’m here until the 11th. Here are my weekly notes:
- One of the coolest things about Heathrow is seeing all the different types of airlines. Every plane seems to have a different logo and paint job. It was particularly interesting to see so many planes with the F1 logo, though the British Grand Prix isn’t until June 21st.
- I completely agree with these comments on Flickr’s current UI/implementation for Creative Commons. It could be much better.
- This was announced earlier in May, but I only recently had a chance to look at it – AWS Import/Export. Basically you can now send hard drives full of data to Amazon and they’ll upload them to S3. Very cool.
- The product I’ve been working on at Questionmark was recently released: Introducing Questionmark Live.
- Apparently the number of homeless people with laptops is on the rise. I guess I’m not entirely surprised at that, considering my experience at Homeless Connect (almost everyone was familiar with Facebook).
- Bing is now live. TechCrunch notes that Bing 411 also launched.
- As you’ve no doubt heard by now, General Motors filed for bankruptcy protection.
Fish & Chips, and Beer in London tonight. Oh yes.