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This isn't f***ing Dalston.
I walked 4.5km down the A10, stopping every 200m or so to ask 10 unsuspecting passers by ... "Excuse me, what area is this?" This is what I was told.
nomenclature  places  visualisation  dalston  hackney  london 
september 2010 by infovore
A Common Nomenclature for Lego Families by Giles Turnbull - The Morning News
"Every family, it seems, has its own set of words for describing particular Lego pieces. No one uses the official names. “Dad, please could you pass me that Brick 2x2?” No. In our house, it’ll always be: “Dad, please could you pass me that four-er?”" So true. I'm trying to recall our own nomenclature.
language  lego  nomenclature  slang  argot  families  building  making 
november 2009 by infovore
WoW, Casually: What is casual?
"And that is the best definition of casual that I can come up with: Casual players cannot be rated better or worse than other players." Torres finds a nice overlap with the Hicks/Hudson duality; I like his suggestion that casual players don't have metrics for comparison, because their primary goal is fun, and you cannot compare types of fun.
games  fun  entertainment  casual  hardcore  wow  worldofwarcraft  nomenclature 
june 2009 by infovore
Plotting the colors « The Arbitrarian
"Dolores Labs paid MechaTurks to apply labels to 10,000 color swatches." Then they built network graphs out of them. Very nice.
network  intelligence  collectiveintelligence  color  research  nomenclature  language  colour 
may 2008 by infovore

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