I went to the Great British Beer Festival 2008

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Last Tuesday went to the estimable Great British Beer Festival 2008 at Earls Court.

As usual, there was an excellent selection of beers from across the UK, but I did notice that on the geographically-based bars, there were some slightly strange decisions on which beers appeared in which area.

For instance, when did Stockport (home of Robinsons) and Moss Side (home of Hydes) become part of the Peak District?

First two WordPress UK locals scheduled

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The first two local gatherings of WordPress publishers, designers and developers in the UK have been organised:

Could all those attending or interested indicate on the above linked Upcoming pages (registration required).

It’s planned these meetings will be held on a regular basis, bringing together everyone involved in using and developing WordPress.

WordPress UK local groups are one of a number of initiatives to build a strengthened WordPress community emerging from WordCamp UK 2008 held at Birmingham in July.

I took the 2008 ALA Survey

For the second successive year A List Apart is carrying out its survey of “designers, developers, information architects, project managers, writers, editors, marketers, and everyone else who makes websites”.

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It shouldn’t take much more than 10 minutes to complete – I did it in less!

Last year there were nearly 33,000 responses, and this year’s findings will be reported as they were in 2007.

The more who participate in the survey, the better the results will be.

So, all of you involved in building websites, go to the survey now!

Update Saturday 16 August 2008 at 0746: The survey closes Tuesday 26 August 2008.

To the Great British Beer Festival 2008

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Blimey – this year’s Great British Beer Festival almost passed under my radar!

Luckily, our old friend Upcoming brought it to my attention.

With so many beers available in the aircraft hanger environment of the main Earls Court hall, my advice is to drink in half pints in order to partake a good sample of ales.

I’ll be there this Tuesday evening with Thursday being a distinct possibility.

Drop me a line if you’re thinking of going…

Links for 2008-08-03

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